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COVID-19 in last 24 hours bringing the total number of infections so far in Odisha to 5,160

Bhubaneswar: 21/6/20: As many as 304 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in last 24 hours bringing the total number of infections so far in Odisha to 5,160, official data suggested Sunday.

According to Department of Information and Public Relations (I&PR) of the state government, out of the 304 infections, 272 were reported from quarantine centres and 32 were local cases. The numbers include 42 fire and NDRF personnel who returned from West Bengal after cyclone Amphan duty and tested positive from quarantine centres.

Fresh cases were reported from 21 districts.  While Khurdha reported 5 cases, Malkangiri had 2, Cuttack – 13, Nayagarh -3, Jagatsinghpur – 29, Jharsuguda – 25, Balasore- 17, Dhenkanal-1, Sonepur- 4, Kandhamal- 12, Bhadrak- 11, Bargarh- 14, Jajpur- 21, Ganjam- 40, Gajapati – 47, Puri-3, Sundargarh- 1, Sambalpur- 2, Bolangir- 1, Mayurbhanj- 6 and Kendrapara -5 cases.

Odisha has so far reported 14 deaths with two deaths being reported in last 24 hours. Five others who tested positive for COVID-19 died of other underlying conditions with one of them dying in last 24 hours.

“Another Covid positive 49 year old Male patient of Ganjam district passed away in hospital. He was also a patient of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Regret to inform that a 76 year old Covid positive Male of Bargarh district passed away while under treatment in hospital. He was also suffering from diabetes for long,” state health department said on Twitter.

The state has so far conducted 2,24,402 tests.

According to state government data as of Sunday morning, 5,160 people have so far tested positive for COVID-19 in the state out of which 1,607 cases are active, 3,534 have recovered and 14 persons have died.  Five persons, who were diagnosed with COVID-19 died of co-morbidities while under treatment.

Positive Cases
District Positive Recovered Active Deceased Oth. Death
Ganjam 893 658 228 7 0
Khurdha 444 362 76 4 2
Cuttack 394 313 80 1 0
Jajpur 382 326 56 0 0
Balasore 294 201 92 0 1
Others * 266 0 266 0 0
Gajapati 238 80 158 0 0
Puri 214 115 97 1 1
Jagatsinghpur 208 130 78 0 0
Kendrapara 203 174 29 0 0
Bhadrak 196 175 21 0 0
Kandhamal 159 101 58 0 0
Balangir 151 129 22 0 0
Sundergarh 147 125 22 0 0
Mayurbhanj 145 90 55 0 0
Nayagarh 116 107 9 0 0
Keonjhar 98 54 44 0 0
Nuapada 79 71 8 0 0
Baragarh 66 18 47 1 0
Kalahandi 64 38 26 0 0
Angul 55 33 22 0 0
Malkangiri 53 24 29 0 0
Dhenkanal 53 46 7 0 0
Jharsuguda 46 18 28 0 0
Deogarh 41 38 3 0 0
Boudh 40 35 5 0 0
Sonepur 35 29 6 0 0
Sambalpur 26 18 8 0 0
Koraput 24 17 7 0 0
Rayagada 17 7 10 0 0
Nawarangpur 13 2 10 0 1

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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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