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COVID-19 death toll in Odisha rose to 12 on 20th June

Bhubaneswar: 208/6/20: The COVID-19 death toll in Odisha rose to 12 on Saturday with a 60-year-male from Puri district succumbing to the disease, informed health and family welfare department.

As per the health department, the COVID-19 positive patient was undergoing treatment at the hospital. He was also suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

There seems to be no let-up in the overall COVID-19 situation as positive cases continue to see an upward trend in Odisha. As many as 179 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking Odisha’s tally to 4856 on Saturday. A highest of 57 cases were reported from Ganjam district, followed by Khurda  (27), Keonjhar (18 ) and Cuttack (15). 18 NDRF and Odisha Fire Services personnel, who had returned from Amphan duty in West Bengal, have also tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier, India reported highest single-day spike of 14516 new COVID-19 cases and 375 deaths in last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 tally to 3,95,048 on Saturday. The death toll in the country stands at 12,948.

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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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