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Odisha reported highest spike in COVID-19 cases with 561 persons testing positive

Bhubaneswar3/7/20: Odisha reported Friday the highest spike in COVID-19 cases with 561 persons testing positive for the disease. This is the highest single-day rise in the number of infections in the state. Out of the new COVID-19 cases, 425 persons were in quarantine and 136 are local contacts. All have been admitted to COVID-19 facilities in their respective districts.

Ganjam district reported the highest number of positive cases with 283 persons testing positive for the disease. It was followed by Cuttack with 81 new cases. Rayagada was third in the list with 76 persons testing positive for COVID-19.The other districts which reported new infections are Khurda (26), Bargarh (21), Bolangir (19), Mayurbhanj (10), Sambalpur (eight), Jagatsinghpur and Keonjhar (six each), Kalahandi (five), Koraput (four) Jajpur, Sundargarh and Dhenkanal (three each), Jharsuguda and Kendrapara (two each), Puri, NDRF and Bhadrak (one each).

Two persons have succumbed to the COVID-19 virus. Both were from to Ganjam district. The first was a 66-year-old male who was also suffering from hypertension while the second person to die was a diabetic patient. He was 40 years old. With the report of the two new fatalities, the death toll in Odisha rose to 29.

Odisha so far has reported 8,106 positive COVID-19 cases out of which 2,567 persons are being currently treated for the disease. The number of recovered cases now stands at 5,502. So far 29 persons have succumbed to the virus.

Positive Cases
District Positive Recovered Active Deceased Oth. Death
Ganjam 1850 1128 704 17 1
Khurdha 894 703 184 5 2
Cuttack 702 509 188 4 1
Jajpur 540 391 149 0 0
Gajapati 442 231 211 0 0
Balasore 377 309 67 0 1
Jagatsinghpur 305 227 78 0 0
Puri 273 215 56 1 1
Kendrapara 253 226 27 0 0
Bhadrak 233 224 9 0 0
Mayurbhanj 225 160 64 0 1
Sundergarh 220 176 44 0 0
Balangir 213 153 60 0 0
Kandhamal 178 178 0 0 0
Nayagarh 163 129 34 0 0
Keonjhar 152 96 56 0 0
Baragarh 131 64 66 1 0
Jharsuguda 120 49 71 0 0
Rayagada 115 22 93 0 0
Malkangiri 106 53 53 0 0
Dhenkanal 83 66 17 0 0
Nuapada 82 78 4 0 0
Kalahandi 76 70 6 0 0
Angul 71 57 13 1 0
Sambalpur 64 36 28 0 0
Deogarh 62 42 20 0 0
Koraput 52 25 27 0 0
Boudh 45 40 5 0 0
Nawarangpur 42 13 28 0 1
Sonepur 37 35 2 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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