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Odisha COVID-19 cases, taking the total tally to 6,350

Bhubaneswar:27/6/20: Odisha reported one more COVID-19 fatality on Saturday, taking the death toll to 18 as 170 more people, including an NDRF jawan, tested positive for the virus, pushing the tally to 6,350.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the Health Department said a 68-year-old COVID-positive man died in Ganjam district.

The victim was also suffering from co-morbid conditions of hypertension and diabetes, it said.

With this, the COVID deaths reported from Ganjam district increases to nine. Four deaths were reported from Khurda, three from Cuttack and one each from Bargarh and Puri. The state had reported its first COVID death in Bhubaneswar on April 6, the official said.

Besides this, seven other COVID-positive persons have also died but the reason of their death was due to other diseases, the official said.

Of the 170 fresh cases, 143 were reported from quarantine centers, where people returning from other states are lodged for preliminary observation, while 27 others were local people, he said.

The number of active cases in Odisha now stands at 1,903 as 4,422 people have recovered.

Of the fresh cases, 169 were reported from 14 districts while one belonged to the NDRF.

Fifty-eight cases were reported from Ganjam district, followed by 19 each in Khurda and Nabarangpur, 16 each from Gajapati and Rayagada, 14 from Cuttack, six each from Puri and Kendrapara, five from Malkangiri, three each from Jajpur and Nayagarh, two from Sambalpur and one each from Koraput and Bargarh districts, the Information and Public Relations department said.

The Ganjam district administration said the 58 new cases include 18 frontline workers like doctors, health workers, police and administrative staff.

The NDRF jawan, who tested positive, had returned from cyclone Amphan restoration duty in West Bengal. The total number of disaster response personnel of the NDRF, the ODRAF and the Odisha Fire Service infected by the virus increases to 290. All of them had returned from West Bengal cyclone duty.So far 2,49,908 samples have been tested in the state

Positive Cases
District Positive Recovered Active Deceased Oth. Death
Ganjam 1195 811 375 9 0
Khurdha 771 499 266 4 2
Cuttack 537 407 126 3 1
Gajapati 427 121 306 0 0
Jajpur 405 341 64 0 0
Balasore 332 224 107 0 1
Jagatsinghpur 268 162 106 0 0
Puri 248 202 44 1 1
Kendrapara 235 195 40 0 0
Bhadrak 225 184 41 0 0
Sundergarh 181 142 39 0 0
Mayurbhanj 181 120 60 0 1
Kandhamal 177 157 20 0 0
Balangir 165 144 21 0 0
Nayagarh 138 111 27 0 0
Keonjhar 107 77 30 0 0
Nuapada 81 77 4 0 0
Jharsuguda 80 21 59 0 0
Dhenkanal 73 53 20 0 0
Kalahandi 70 57 13 0 0
Baragarh 69 48 20 1 0
Angul 59 47 12 0 0
Malkangiri 58 48 10 0 0
Sambalpur 49 24 25 0 0
Deogarh 42 40 2 0 0
Boudh 41 38 3 0 0
Rayagada 38 12 26 0 0
Sonepur 35 35 0 0 0
Nawarangpur 35 8 26 0 1
Koraput 28 17 11 0 0

 

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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