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COVID-19 tally is inching towards 4,000-mark in Bhubaneswar with 166 fresh confirmed cases

Bhubaneswar:9/8/20: The COVID-19 tally is inching towards 4,000-mark in Bhubaneswar with 166 fresh confirmed cases reported in the last 24 hours.

Of new cases, 98 have been detected in quarantine centers and 68 are local contacts, informed Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today.

A total of 322 COVID-19 cases has been reported from Khordha district in the last 24 hours, of which 166 are from Bhubaneswar.

The slums in Bhubaneswar continue to become a worrying factor for the local authorities as the maximum number of positive cases are being reported from there.

As per the details of fresh cases shared by the BMC authorities today, 17 more persons linked with a previous case have tested positive for COVID-19 in Salia Sahi area.

Similarly, 13 new cases including 8 females linked with an earlier positive case have been detected in a quarantine centre in the city.

With 166 new cases, the total number of confirmed cases increased to 3929, of which 1435 are active.

Here’re details of new cases detected in the last 24 hours under BMC area:

Meanwhile, 113 persons infected with COVID-19 have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours taking the total recovery count to 2473 in Bhubaneswar. The virus has claimed 19 lives in the State capital so far.

Here’s update on new recoveries in Bhubaneswar:

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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