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With 358 new COVID-19 infections Odisha’s total caseload surged to 3,25,505.

Bhubaneswar:18/12/20: A spike of 358 new COVID-19 infections have been detected in Odisha in the last 24 hours. Following this, the state’s total caseload surged to 3,25,505.

Of the total fresh cases detected from 27 districts, 208 have been reported from different quarantine centers while 150 are local contact cases. Contact tracing and follow-up action are underway, said Information and Public Relation (I & PR ) Department today.

Angul recorded highest 52 fresh cases followed by Khordha  (36) and Balasore with (35).

Currently, the number of total active cases in the state stands at 3,039 and recovered cases at 3,20,584.

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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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