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16 new COVID-19 cases have been detected in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: 268/68/20: As many as 16 new COVID-19 cases have been detected in Bhubaneswar in the last 24 hours taking the total positive count to 274 in the state capital.

As per Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), 14 are local contact cases and nine among them are employees of a private hospital. A 50-year-old woman of Abhiram Basti in Sundarpada and a 61-year-old man from Old Town are also infected.

Besides, a 47-year-old man near Jharpada jail also tested COVID-19 positive, while two men from Baramunda contracted the infection from a previous patient, said the BMC in a tweet.

Further, the home quarantine cases include a 35-year-old man of Jadupur with travel history to Kolkata and a 21-year-old woman from Delta Colony, Unit-8, with travel history to Vijayawada.

Meanwhile, 11 more patients have recovered from the infection in the city.

With three deaths and 138 recoveries, Bhubaneswar now has 132 active cases. Out of 132 active cases in Bhubaneswar, 25 are from other states & 39 from a private hospital.

The number of COVID-19 cases have increased, but many cases are concentrated in a couple of pockets, informed the BMC Commissioner.

About Ashok Palit

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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