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Odisha registered 11807 fresh cases in the last 24 hours: Sundargarh top in list with 1922

Bhubaneswar:8/5/21: In a steep rise in COVID-19 infections across the country in second wave, Odisha registered 11807 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.

Of total cases, 6613 were reported from quarantine centres and 5194 are local contacts.

Sundargarh district continues to top the list with the highest number of positive cases with 1922 followed by Khordha district with 1510. Cuttack stands third registering over 1000 infections in a single day for the first time in the second wave. The district reported 1052 in the last 24 hours.

Here are district-wise single-day COVID-19 figures in Odisha:

1. Angul: 560
2. Balasore: 260
3. Bargarh: 428
4. Bhadrak: 83
5. Balangir: 437
6. Boudh: 178
7. Cuttack: 1052
8. Deogarh: 115
9. Dhenkanal: 177
10. Gajapati: 105
11. Ganjam: 341
12. Jagatsinghpur: 134
13. Jajpur: 302
14. Jharsuguda: 421
15. Kalahandi: 402
16. Kandhamal: 92
17. Kendrapada: 145
18. Keonjhar: 231
19. Khurda: 1510
20. Koraput: 122
21. Malkangiri: 70
22. Mayurbhanj: 175
23. Nawarangpur: 419
24. Nayagarh: 204
25. Nuapada: 286
26. Puri: 454
27. Rayagada: 138
28. Sambalpur: 533
29. Sonepur: 210
30. Sundargarh: 1922

With this, the COVID tally in Odisha rose to 5,24,207 with 90,335 active cases.

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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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