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1643 persons in Odisha tested positive state’s total count reached 44,193 .

Bhubaneswar:8/8/20: As many as 1643 persons in Odisha tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking the state’s total count to 44,193  informed the Government.

While 1018 cases have been reported from different quarantine centers, the remaining 625 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the Health and Family Welfare Department.

The fresh cases have been reported from 28 districts. Khordha and Khordha districts registered the highest 274 cases. Three districts- Rayagada, Sambalpur, and Sundargarh reported over 100 cases.    With the new cases, the number of active cases in the state rose to 15,189. However, 28,697 patients have recovered in the state so far. In the last 24 hours,  17,444 swab samples were tested. So far 6,34,090 tests have been conducted in the state.

 

District Wise No. of Cases

District Positive Recovered Active Deceased Oth. Death
Ganjam 12633 10171 2329 125 8
Khurdha 6103 3020 3041 33 9
Cuttack 2953 1952 986 11 4
Sundergarh 2110 1423 667 17 3
Gajapati 1904 1374 513 16 1
Jajpur 1563 1250 309 3 1
Rayagada 1461 892 559 10 0
Balasore 1318 931 379 4 4
Puri 1218 720 492 4 2
Koraput 1144 667 477 0 0
Keonjhar 1011 776 229 4 2
Sambalpur 987 457 528 2 0
Nayagarh 903 587 310 4 2
Mayurbhanj 861 606 251 1 3
Jagatsinghpur 858 688 168 2 0
Bhadrak 856 611 237 4 4
Kandhamal 840 483 352 5 0
Malkangiri 836 438 393 2 3
Kendrapara 649 488 157 3 1
Balangir 631 415 216 0 0
Baragarh 583 405 176 2 0
Dhenkanal 531 330 200 1 0
Kalahandi 463 207 254 2 0
Angul 427 309 116 2 0
Jharsuguda 385 312 72 1 0
Nawarangpur 347 267 78 1 1
Boudh 203 137 66 0 0
Nuapada 163 131 32 0 0
Sonepur 156 101 55 0 0
Deogarh 96 94 2 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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