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Odisha Reports Record 4270 Covid-19 New Positive Cases, 11 Deaths in the last 24 hours

Bhubaneswar:16/9/20: Covid-19 cases in Odisha continue to surge with the State reporting a ‘highest’ 4,270 new positive cases in the last 24 hours pushing the positive tally to 1,62,920. On the other hand, the virus claimed 11 more lives, taking the death toll to 656.

Of the new cases, 2478 were reported from quarantine centres and 1792 were local contact cases  As per the statistics compiled by the Information and Public Relations department, Khordha reported the maximum number of 876 cases followed by Cuttack (374), Puri (287), Jagatsinghpur (188), Bargarh (183) and Jajpur (162). With the spike in COVID-19 cases, the active case count stands at 36,473, while 1,25,738 infected persons have so far recovered from the disease

According to the Health and Family Welfare department, Puri and Sambalpur reported three deaths each, while Khordha registered two fatalities. One each death was reported from Kalahandi, Sambalpur and Sundargarh districts.

The deceased include:

  • A 45-year-old male of Puri district who was also suffering from Diabetes
  • An 80-year-old male of Puri district who was also suffering from Diabetes
  • A 70-year-old female of Puri district who was also suffering from Diabetes & Hypertension
  • A 60-year-old male of Sambalpur district who was also suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease & Chronic Kidney Disease
  • A 62-year-old male of Sambalpur district who was also suffering from Diabetes
  • A 65-year-old male of Sambalpur district
  • A 61-year-old male of Khordha district
  • A 52-year-old male of Khordha district who was also suffering from Diabetes
  • A 59-year-old male of Kalahandi district who was also suffering from Psychiatric illness
  • A 65-year-old male of Sambalpur district
  • A 31-year-old female of Sundergarh district who was also suffering from Diabetes

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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