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Odisha witnessed an all-time record in the new Covid-19 cases by crossing 6,000 marks

Bhubaneswar:22/4/21; Odisha witnessed an all-time record in the new Covid-19 cases by crossing 6,000 marks, around 30 percent jump in only last 24 hours.

The daily fresh cases which had remained below 5,000 yesterday have jumped to 6164 on Thursday, pushing the cumulative tally to 388479 in the State, official sources said.

While 3575 cases have been detected from quarantine, 2589 infections are local contacts, official data said.

As many as 2009 patients have recovered during the period pushing the cumulative recovery figure to 351386 in the State. With the fresh infections, the active cases in the State currently stand at 35075.

The fatality rate in the State also continues to rise with seven more deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths due to the deadly virus has jumped to 1965, official sources confirmed.

Ganjam and Rayagada district witnessed a maximum of two deaths each while one each from Kalahandi, Kandhamal, and Khordha has succumbed to the virus during the period.

Khordha district continues to remain on the top with 1132 cases while Malkangiri reported a minimum of 16 cases in the last 24 hours.

After Khordha, the Nuapada district has remained in the second spot with 459 cases while Kalahandi with 452 cases stood third in the row.

Sundergarh secured the fourth position with 427 new infections followed by Cuttack(360), Jharsuguda (355), Puri (286), Bargarh (236), and Sambalpur (229).

Similarly, Biolangir district reported 226 fresh cases in the last 24 hours while Nabarangpur witnessed 207 cases. And Keonjhar added 205 new infections.

Districts that saw below 100 cases are Jajpur, Angul, Mayurbhanj, Ganjam, and Rayagada. Similarly, Nayagarh and Sonepur reported 99 new cases each. Similarly, Balasore, Bhadrak,, Jagatsinghpur, Gajapati, Kendrapara, Koraput, Boudh, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Kandhamal have reported below 100 cases each.

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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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