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Over 2 lakh 59 thousand fresh cases of COVID-19 reported in the country in the past 24 hours

Newdelhi:20/4/21:The Health Ministry said a total number of 2 lakh 59 thousand 170  new cases have been reported in the country in the past 24 hours taking the cumulative positive cases to over one crore 53 lakh. One thousand 761 deaths have been reported during the last 24 hours taking the toll to one lakh 80 thousand 530 across the country. Meanwhile, over 12 crore 71 lakh 29 thousand doses of Covid vaccine have been administered to the beneficiaries in the country so far. Union Health Ministry said that more than 32 lakh 76 thousand doses were given to the beneficiaries in the last 24 hours.

The country’s COVID-19 recovery rate reached 85.56 percent with a total recovery of more than one lakh 54 thousand patients in the last 24 hours. The Ministry said over one crore of 31 lakh patients has already been recovered from this disease. Presently, the total number of active cases in the country is over 20 lakh 31 thousand which comprises only 13.26 percent of the total positive cases.

The Indian Council of Medical Research said that various laboratories have conducted more than 15 lakh 19 thousand tests of coronavirus samples during the last 24 hours and more than 26 crore 94 lakh tests have been conducted in the country so far.

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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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