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Odisha positive for Covid-19 rose to 302793 while the death toll has climbed to 1441.

Bhubaneswar:9/11/20: As many as 1219 people tested positive for Covid-19 and 16 patients undergoing treatment at various hospitals succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, informed the State Health and Family Welfare Department. With this surge, the cumulative infection in the State rose to 302793 while the death toll has climbed to 1441. Of the new cases reported from all the 30 districts, 708 were from quarantine and the rest 511 are local contacts. Sundargarh and Balasore districts have topped the Covid chart with the detection of 107 fresh cases each. For the first time in several months, Cuttack (106) and Khordha (92) districts have a combined daily figure below 200, as per the date of the Information and Public Relations department.

It is worth mentioning here that more than three months after July 22, Khordha has witnessed Covid-19 cases below 100. The surge in infection in Sundargarh continues to hover around the 100-mark in the last couple of months.

The total infections in Khordha now stand at 49,979 which includes 1396 active cases, 48322 recoveries, and 251 deaths. In the past 24 hours, three deaths each were reported from Khordha and Keonjhar districts, and two in Sambalpur. Balasore, Bargarh, Cuttack, Jajpur, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, Sundargarh, Boudh district recorded one each death during the period. At least 53 persons infected with COVID-19 patients have died due to pre-existing ailments, added the health department. After today’s surge, the active cases in the State went up to 13131 while 288168 positive patients have so far recovered. Reports reveal 45160 samples were tested in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative tests to 4984550 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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