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Odisha with 1434 more people testing positive the total cases to 301574.

Bhubaneswar: 8/11/20: The number of Covid-19 infections continued to rise in Odisha with 1434 more people testing positive for the virus in a span of 24 hours pushing the total cases to 301574. With 15 more fatalities during the period, the death toll climbed to 1425, informed the State Information & Public Relations Department on Sunday. Of the new cases reported from all the 30 districts, 833 were from quarantine centres and the rest 601 were local transmission.

Of the fresh fatalities, three each were reported from Khordha (2 in Bhubaneswar) and Sambalpur districts, and two each from Bargarh and Bolangir. The five other deaths were recorded in Cuttack, Deogarh, Ganjam, Jharsuguda and Sundargarh districts.

H&FW department has shared the details of the 15 Covid-19 patients who succumbed while undergoing treatment at various hospitals in the past 24 hours. Khurda has reported the highest number of fatalities so far at 248, followed by Ganjam at 232 and Cuttack at 119.

At least 53 persons infected with COVID-19 patients have died due to pre-existing ailments, said the State Health and Family Welfare Department.

After today’s surge, the active cases in the State rose to 13239 while 301574 positive patients have so far recovered, said the State I&PR Department.

As many as 50991 samples were tested in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative tests to 4939390 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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