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Odisha ‘s COVID-19 tally crossed 12000-mark after 570 people in the state tested positive

Bhubaneswar:11/7/20: Odisha ‘s COVID-19 tally crossed 12000-mark after 570 people in the state tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. The state’s tally now stands at 12,526, informed the Government.

While 384 cases have been reported from different quarantine centers, the remaining 186 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the Health and Family Welfare Department.

The cases have been reported from 19 districts: highest from Ganjam (218),  Angul (11), Balasore (3), Bhadrak (2), Boudh (3), Cuttack (46), Gajapati (25), Jagatsinghpur (16), Jajpur (40), Jharsuguda (31), Kendrapada (6), Keonjhar (14), Khordha (37), Koraput (11), Mayurbhanj (10), Nayagarh (37), Puri (15), Sambalpur (1) and Sundargarh (44).

With the new cases, the number of active cases in the state rose to 4475. While 7972 patients have recovered in the state so far, 56 succumbed to the virus.In the last 24 hours, 5845 COVID-19 samples were tested. So far 3,27, 288 tests have been conducted in the state.

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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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