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With108 fresh positive cases,State breaches 4163-mark

Bhubaneswar:16/6/20: The upward trend of Covid-19 cases continued in Odisha with 108 more persons testing positive for the virus on Tuesday. With this, the total number of confirmed cases surged to 4163 in the State.

Of the 108 new positive cases, 95 cases were reported from various quarantine centers across the State while the remaining 13 are local contacts.

Malkangiri district accounted for the highest 21 number of new coronavirus cases, followed by Puri (15) while Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur reported nine cases each. Ganjam reported 8 cases, Khurda and Gajapati seven cases each, Keonjhar 5, Balasore 4, Sundargarh 2, one case each in Cuttack, Kalahandi, Bargarh, Bolangir and Angul.

Similarly, 16 more fire services personnel who were engaged in relief and restoration works in West Bengal after cyclone Amphan and returned to the State have been tested positive for the virus. So far 174 personnel have been tested positive for coronavirus in the State.

A total of 2988 RT-PCR tests were conducted in the State in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative tests to 205501. The total active cases in the State now stand at 1295 with as many as 2854 persons cured of the disease so far. The death toll remained at 11.

Ganjam district registered the highest number of coronavirus cases in the State with the detection of 698 confirmed cases so far. However, 613 patients have recovered from the disease in the district, bringing down active cases to 79. The district also witnessed the deaths of six Covid-19 patients.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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