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Bhubaneswar witnessed an all-time high of 370 COVID-19 cases taking its total count to 6077

Bhubaneswar:19/8/20: Capital city Bhubaneswar today witnessed an all-time high of 370 COVID-19 cases taking its total count to 6077, informed Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).  Khordha district today reported 466 cases.

Of the 370 cases,  204  were under quarantine and the remaining 166 are local contacts.

As per the data shared by the urban body, as many as 14 persons, including a 10-year-old girl from Vani Vihar Pathara Bandha have tested positive for the virus. Besides, eight persons from Reserve Police Colony and five employees of a private hospital here have been infected with the disease. All the patients were under quarantine having links with earlier positive cases.

Besides, seven quarantine cases have travel history to West Bengal, Bangalore, Srinagar, Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, and Ranchi.

The 166 local contact cases, include 10 cases from Saheed Nagar and five cases each from Patia, Sikharchandi Vihar in Patia, Unit-9 and  Prasanti Vihar Basti.

Currently, Bhubaneswar has 2201 active cases. While 3840 patients have recovered, 30 succumbed to the virus so far.

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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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