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Odisha’s five districts enter yellow zone

Bhubaneswar:14/4/21: There is a marked shift in the pattern of Covid-19 spread in the State. Along with Khordha eight more districts which have been recording more than 100 cases each almost daily, emerged as COVID hotspot.

Even as the number of new cases has come down in Khordha, Sundargarh continued to be the nerve center of coronavirus spread. The rapid surge in infection in Cuttack, Sambalpur, Nuapada, Bargarh, and Kalahandi has kept the Health Department on its toes as it entered into the yellow zone while Sundargarh and Khordha have been categorized as red zone.

Cuttack reported a total of 117 while Sambalpur and Bargarh saw 120 cases each. Nuapada district witnessed 104 covid cases, while the cases in Kalahandi reached out to 34 today.

Odisha saw a daily spike in COVID-19 cases after the state reported 2267 new cases in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 355353. Of the 2267 cases, 1314 are from quarantine while 953 are local contact cases while three are succumbed to the disease. The fresh fatalities were reported from Bolangir, Jajpur, and Ganjam districts.

Sundargarh reported the highest with 458 cases, followed by Khordha with 348 new infections. The total recoveries went up to 341123 leaving behind 12244 active cases while 1933 are succumbed to the virus.

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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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