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Covid-19 positive tally in Odisha crossed 3-lakh mark on Saturday

Bhubaneswar: 7/11/20: The Covid-19 positive tally in Odisha crossed 3-lakh mark on Saturday after the detection of 1372 more infections in the last 24 hours. The State set another grim milestone as the virus death toll has surged past 1400 with 17 patients succumbing to the disease in various hospitals during the period. As per the State health department, Odisha’s total coronavirus positive count now stands at 300140 while toll has climbed to 1410.

Of the 1372 fresh cases, 796 were reported from quarantine centers, and the rest 576 are linked to local contact cases. Three districts reported over 100 cases- Khorhda (145), Cuttack (121), and Nuapada (108). The health department further mentioned that three persons succumbed to the virus in Khordha (2 in Bhubaneswar), two deaths each was reported from Bargarh, Sambalpur, Mayurbhanj, and Cuttack districts. Puri, Balasore, Koraput, Kalahandi, Kendrapara, and Bhadrak districts registered one fatality each.

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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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