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5 Districts Turn COVID-Free As Odisha Logs Less Than 20 New Cases

Bhubaneswar:6/4/22: Five districts in Odisha turned COVID-free on Wednesday with the state reporting 16 new cases and 45 recoveries in the last 24 hours, taking the active cases tally to 232.

The district are Keonjhar, Nayagarh, Kalahandi, Koraput and Puri.

According to the I & PR Department, 10 new infections have been reported from quarantine and 6 local contacts. Among them, 4 are in the age group of 0-18 years.

Here are the district-wise figures for the new cases:

1. Balangir: 2
2. Jajpur: 2
3. Kendrapada: 1
4. Khurda: 6
5. Rayagada: 1
6. Sambalpur: 3
7. Sundargarh: 1

With these cases being detected from 18,407 samples, the test positivity rate stood at 0.08 percent.

Notably, Odisha has been testing less than 20,000 samples for the last two days.

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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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