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Coronavirus in Odisha taking the total count to 16,701

Bhubaneswar:18/7/20: As many as 591 more persons tested positive for deadly Coronavirus in Odisha taking the state’s total count to 16,701.

While 394 cases have been reported from different quarantine centers, remaining 197 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the Health and Family Welfare Department.

The fresh cases have been reported from 25 districts: highest from Ganjam (182) followed by  Khordha (121), Angul (1), Balasore (13), Baragarh (35), Bhadrak (3), Balangir (9), Boudh (5), Cuttack (38), Deogarh (3), Dhenkanal (9), Jagatsinghpur (22), Jajpur (19), Jharsuguda (5), Kendrapada (8), Keonjhar (6), Koraput (4), Malkangiri (8), Mayurbhanj (22), Nabarangpur (22), Nayagarh (11), Puri (6), Rayagada (1), Sambalpur (20), and Sundargarh (18).

With the new cases, the number of active cases in the state rose to 5259. However, 11,330 patients have recovered in the state so far.

In the last 24 hours, 8155 swab samples were tested. So far 3,77,893 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the state.

Positive Cases across the Odisha

Positive Cases
District Positive Recovered Active Deceased Oth. Death
Ganjam 5280 3275 1950 52 3
Khurdha 1865 1040 806 13 6
Cuttack 1184 833 340 8 3
Jajpur 953 695 256 1 1
Sundergarh 778 624 151 1 2
Gajapati 664 531 130 3 0
Balasore 658 469 187 0 2
Jagatsinghpur 492 356 136 0 0
Mayurbhanj 455 286 167 0 2
Puri 398 296 99 2 1
Keonjhar 389 288 100 0 1
Kendrapara 341 291 48 1 1
Nayagarh 326 212 114 0 0
Bhadrak 317 284 29 1 3
Balangir 282 246 36 0 0
Malkangiri 274 131 143 0 0
Baragarh 244 167 76 1 0
Koraput 225 71 154 0 0
Jharsuguda 212 163 49 0 0
Kandhamal 206 191 15 0 0
Rayagada 187 127 59 1 0
Angul 166 127 37 2 0
Sambalpur 156 106 50 0 0
Nawarangpur 156 121 34 0 1
Dhenkanal 121 89 32 0 0
Nuapada 100 82 18 0 0
Kalahandi 85 78 7 0 0
Deogarh 69 62 7 0 0
Boudh 69 45 24 0 0
Sonepur 49 44 5 0 0

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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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