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Odisha reported its another lowest single-day spike which pushed the total caseload to 270346.

Bhubaneswar19/10/20:: Odisha reported its another lowest single-day spike of 1982 new cases on Monday which pushed the total caseload to 270346.

At least 17 persons succumbed to the disease while undergoing treatment at various hospitals. With this, the death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 1152, informed the Health and Family Welfare Department.

Of the new positive cases, 1156 patients are from quarantine while 826 are local contact cases. Four districts recorded over 100 cases with Khordha witnessing the maximum of 300 positive cases followed by Cuttack (145), Angul (119), and Mayurbhanj (107). The Health Department said while three deaths were reported from Cuttack and Khordha, two deaths each recorded in Bolangir, Jharsuguda and Sonepur districts and one death each in Bargarh, Boudh, Jagatsinghpur, Mayurbhanj and Nuapada districts.

Active cases now stood at 22304 while 246837 have so far recovered from the disease, data released by the State I& PR Department said.

Official reports reveal that 38740 samples were tested on Saturday for Covid taking the number of samples tested cumulatively across the State to 4082063.

Positive Cases
District Positive Recovered Active Deceased Oth. Death
Khurdha 46244 42630 3406 198 10
Cuttack 24427 22667 1653 103 4
Ganjam 20849 20440 176 225 8
Puri 11843 11049 716 75 3
Mayurbhanj 10359 9063 1253 40 3
Jajpur 10228 9326 884 17 1
Sundergarh 9843 8392 1392 55 4
Balasore 9423 8418 938 62 5
Baragarh 8042 7251 775 16 0
Rayagada 7925 7725 160 40 0
Sambalpur 7559 6905 625 29 0
State Pool 7029 6317 712 0 0
Koraput 6952 6495 444 13 0
Angul 6906 5484 1413 9 0
Kendrapara 6813 6043 751 18 1
Jagatsinghpur 6644 5969 654 21 0
Bhadrak 6332 5818 494 16 4
Balangir 5946 5125 792 29 0
Jharsuguda 5823 5367 449 7 0
Nayagarh 5637 5258 340 37 2
Keonjhar 5597 5188 394 13 2
Kandhamal 5377 5068 281 28 0
Nuapada 4802 4167 633 2 0
Nawarangpur 4783 4332 439 10 2
Dhenkanal 4683 4265 405 13 0
Kalahandi 4573 3829 727 17 0
Malkangiri 4494 4083 395 13 3
Sonepur 4135 3534 589 12 0
Gajapati 3775 3693 57 24 1
Boudh 2379 2115 255 9 0
Deogarh 924 821 102 1 0

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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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