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Odisha has been placed among the top six states in India as far as best performing states in the COVID positivity rate is concerned.

Bhubaneswar20/8/20:: Odisha has been placed among the top six states in India as far as best performing states in the COVID positivity rate is concerned. The Union Health Ministry informed this in its press release today.

The positivity rate is the percentage of people who test positive for the COVID-19 of those overall who have been tested. The lower the Positivity rate is better.

It means as more and more testing is being conducted by Odisha with tests crossing 50,000-mark per day, the lesser number of people being tested COVID positive is the hallmark of a good performing state.

Odisha at 6.00 Positivity Rate as per the Ministry of Health, Government of India report is performing much better than the national average which is at 8.69. Odisha is performing much better than large states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Bihar, Assam, and Gujarat.

The sustained and robust COVID management efforts by Odisha Government is resulting in such good performance by the State in its fight against COVID-19.

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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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