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Odisha in the last 24 hours taking the Covid-19 caseload to 297274

Bhubaneswar:5/11/20: After showing a declining trend in the number of one-day fatalities in the last couple of days, Odisha saw another spike in deaths due to Covid-19 on Thursday. At least 14 patients undergoing treatment at several hospitals succumbed to the infection pushing the Covid-19 death toll to 1378. Khordha and Mayurbhanj recorded three new deaths, while two each succumbed to the infection in Cuttack and Sundargarh and one each death was registered in Ganjam, Nabarangpur, Nayagarh, and Sambalpur distracted be to be noted that the State had recorded its lowest nine Covid deaths on a day on Monday after September 21.

Khordha has so far witnessed the highest 239 fatalities while Ganjam remained at second with 231 deaths followed by Cuttack 115 deaths.

Similarly, as many as 1385 persons were tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative caseload to 297274.

Of the new cases, 798 were related to quarantine while 587 linked to local transmission. Khurda district registered the highest number of 159 cases followed by Cuttack (109) and Mayurbhanj (103).

The State now has 13770 active cases as 282073 patients infected with the virus have recovered, said State I&PR Department.

As many as 50780 RT-PCR, antigen and TrueNat-based tests were conducted in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative tests to 4787026 in Odisha.

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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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