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Odisha with 4237 new positives taking the total count of coronavirus infections to 192548

Bhubaneswar:23/9/20 The surge in COVID-19 cases continued in Odisha with 4237 new positives reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total count of coronavirus infections to 192548. While 2485 cases were detected in quarantine, 1752 are local contacts, informed State I&PR department.

The death toll has mounted to 736 as 15 more patients succumbed to the virus on Tuesday, the highest so far in a single day. Four patients have succumbed to the disease in Bhubaneswar, while two deaths were reported in Puri district and one each in Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, and Nuapada districts. Of the fresh cases, the highest of 647 cases are from Khordha district, followed by Cuttack (577), Puri (219), Jharsuguda (205), Jajpur (201), Jagatsinghpur (173), and Balasore (161) districts, the I&PR data mentioned. The total number of patients who recovered from the infection in Odisha stood at 153213, while 38546 are active cases who are either in home-isolation or undergoing treatment at various hospitals.

The recovery rate stands at 79.57 percent in the state, while the cure rate has steadily improved to 81.25 percent in the country as of today.

As per the official report, 45321 samples were tested on Tuesday for COVID-19 that include 8599 RT-PCR, 36607 samples via Antigen testing, and 115 samples via Truenat testing, taking the number of samples tested cumulatively across the state to 2905731.

Positive Cases
District Positive Recovered Active Deceased Oth. Death
Khurdha 32800 26250 6430 110 10
Ganjam 19781 19254 301 218 8
Cuttack 17792 13232 4496 60 4
Puri 8871 6993 1835 40 3
Jajpur 7355 5751 1596 7 1
Mayurbhanj 7072 5612 1440 17 3
Rayagada 6998 6234 729 35 0
Sundergarh 6849 5580 1226 39 4
Balasore 6654 5179 1450 20 5
Koraput 5683 4862 814 7 0
Baragarh 5585 4333 1240 12 0
Sambalpur 5174 3968 1184 22 0
Bhadrak 4692 3842 834 12 4
Jagatsinghpur 4391 3041 1343 7 0
Nayagarh 4358 3785 552 19 2
Kendrapara 4291 3116 1169 5 1
Kandhamal 3845 3062 763 20 0
Jharsuguda 3736 2625 1110 1 0
Balangir 3725 3053 655 17 0
State Pool 3581 1030 2551 0 0
Keonjhar 3548 2978 558 10 2
Gajapati 3411 3164 224 22 1
Malkangiri 3299 2795 490 11 3
Dhenkanal 3245 2623 619 3 0
Angul 3067 1850 1213 4 0
Nawarangpur 3016 2182 829 3 2
Kalahandi 2766 1977 782 7 0
Sonepur 2529 1820 703 6 0
Nuapada 2318 1505 812 1 0
Boudh 1581 1085 495 1 0
Deogarh 535 432 103 0 0

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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