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Odisha’s COVID-19 tally again saw a spike of nearly 300 cases

Bhubaneswar:31/3/21: Odisha’s COVID-19 daily tally again saw a spike of nearly 300 cases today with four districts reporting over 30 fresh cases.

In the last 24 hours, 297 fresh cases have been reported from 24 districts taking the state’s total caseload to 3,40,917. Kalahandi district registered the highest spike of 57 cases followed by Sundargarh  (38), Khordha (33), and Nuapada (31).

Of the total fresh cases, 174 are quarantine cases while the remaining 123 are local contact cases. Contact tracing and follow-up action are underway, said Information and Public Relation (I & PR ) Department today.

With this, the number of total active cases today crossed the 2000-mark and stood at 2013. So far 3,36,930 patients have recovered from the disease.

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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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