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Daily COVID caseload in Odisha dropped below 500 on Friday as 467 more people tested positive

Bhubaneswar:22/10/21: After three days, the daily COVID caseload in Odisha dropped below 500 on Friday as 467 more people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.

The state had seen 524 new cases on Thursday, 559 on Wednesday, 556 on Tuesday, and 340 on Monday.

Among them, 86 cases (18.41 percent) are children below the age of 18 years.

While 272 are from quarantine, 195 are local contacts. Khurda district with 243 infections accounted for almost 52 percent of the daily count. Cuttack saw 36 new cases. Seven districts reported nil cases.

Here are the district-wise figures of the new cases.

  1. Angul: 4
  2. Balasore: 16
  3. Bargarh: 1
  4. Bhadrak: 6
  5. Balangir: 1
  6. Boudh: 5
  7. Cuttack: 36
  8. Dhenkanal: 4
  9. Ganjam: 2
  10. Jagatsinghpur: 13
  11. Jajpur: 8
  12. Jharsuguda: 2
  13. Kendrapada: 9
  14. Keonjhar: 2
  15. Khurda: 243
  16. Mayurbhanj: 10
  17. Nabarangpur: 1
  18. Nayagarh: 6
  19. Puri: 5
  20. Rayagada: 13
  21. Sambalpur: 14
  22. Sonepur: 1
  23. Sundargarh: 8

Besides, 57 are from the state pool.

With these cases being detected from 66,868 samples, the test positivity rate (TPR) stood at 0.69 percent.

While the COVID-19 tally has touched 1037523, Odisha now has 4,747 active cases.

About Editor in chief

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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