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With 174 fresh COVID-19 cases state’s total count mounted to 4512

Bhubaneswar:18/6/20: As many as 174 fresh COVID-19 cases have been detected in the state in the last 24 hours. With this, the state’s total count mounted to 4512, said Health and Family Welfare Department today.

While 146 cases have been reported from different quarantine centers, 28 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the department.

The new cases have been reported from 18 districts: Keonjhar (5), Jajpur (9), Nabarangpur (7), Khordha (10), Koraput (6), Malkangiri (1), Balasore (34), Kalahandi (6), Nuapada (1), Kandhamal (3), Bhadrak (3), Ganjam (56), Boudh (2), Puri (16), Sundargarh (3), Kendrapada (7), Bargarh (4) and Balangir (1).

With the new cases, the number of active cases in the state rose to 1451. While 3047 patients have recovered in the state so far, 10 succumbed to the virus.

In the last 24 hours, 3752 COVID-19 samples were tested whereas total 2,12, 224 tests have been conducted in the state so far.

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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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