COVID-19 Updates

COVID Variants With Two Specific Mutations May Evade Antibodies: Virologist
COVID19 Survivors Still At Reinfection Risk From Alpha, Beta Variants

"We found that individuals showed very different immune responses from each other following Covid-19, with some people from both the symptomatic and asymptomatic groups showing no evidence of immune memory six months after infection or even sooner."

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COVID19 Second Wave: Cases, Deaths Highest In 41-60 yrs Age in Odisha 

The new cases in the 41-60 years age group were 68 per cent of the combined cases in the age group during both waves. The deaths from this age group have been around 52-55 per cent of total fatalities in the second wave 

Scale Up Public Health Measures, Accelerate Vaccination To Prevent COVID Surge: WHO

"We need to continuously strengthen our efforts to test, trace and isolate. Societal interventions such as physical distancing, hand hygiene and proper wearing of masks need to be stringently implemented."

Pfizer Covid Vax Provides Higher Antibody Levels Than Sinovac: Study

People who got Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine showed "substantially higher" levels of antibodies compared to those who received China's Sinovac shots, according to a new study.

Ashirbad Scheme
Odisha Announces 'Ashirbad' Scheme For Covid Orphans

Odisha Government on Sunday announced a new scheme--‘Ashirbad’ under which children, who lost their parents to Covid-19 in the State, will be provided a financial assistance on a monthly basis

COVID-19 Vaccine
Over 3-Cr Covid Jabs Still With States/Uts, 24L In Pipeline

Amid shortage of Covid jabs in many states, the Centre on Sunday announced that more than 3.06 crore vaccine doses are still available with the states and the Union Territories (UTs) to be administered, and over 24 lakh will be provided to them within three days.

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Covid-19 Vaccination In Campaign Mode From Tomorrow In Odisha

The State government has also asked District officials to plan for both online and on-site sessions based on feasibility. At the same time, the beneficiaries already due for 2nd dose shall be mobilized to ensure timely vaccination.

COVID-19: India Records Less Than 60,000 Cases After 81 Days

India recorded less than 60,000 new coronavirus infections after 81 days taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,98,81,965, while the active cases further reduced to 7,29,243, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

COVID-19: Global Caseload Tops 169.7mn
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 178 Million Mark

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 178 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.85 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Labourer Dies, Two Others Injured In Elephant Attack In Odisha's Sambalpur
Labourer Dies, Two Others Injured In Elephant Attack In Odisha's Sambalpur

Fadi a house where kendu leaves are collected, stored and Processing, Binding and Bagging (PBB) activities are done.

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Odisha Reports 3,577 Covid-19 Cases, 40 Deaths In 24 Hours

Odisha now has 38,727 active cases, while 8,35,132 people have recovered from the disease so far.

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Odisha CM Inaugurates 200-Bed COVID Hospital In Kalahandi

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated a 200-bed COVID-19 hospital set up by aluminium major Vedanta Resources in Kalahandi district.

Odisha Centenarian Woman Beats Covid In 10 Days 

Amid despair and gloom due to Covid-19 related mortalities in the second wave of the pandemic, a 100-year-old woman in Odisha’s Nayagarh district rekindled hopes in many by emerging victorious over the disease.

Lockdown scene from Rourkela
COVID Third Wave Fear: Centre Cautions States As Crowds Return On Easing Of Curbs

India was hit by a brutal second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in April and May, claiming a large number of lives and forcing almost all states and UTs to imposed lockdown or other curbs.

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Want To Know How Long Your Vaccine Give Protection From Covid? Take This Test! 

As per experts, a vaccine will be considered a marathoner protector if it is able to produce good spike protein antibodies. A spike protein antibody test can confirm whether claims made by Covisheild and Covaxin are true

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Odisha To Reach 1 crore Covid Vaccination Milestone Soon; Plans 100% Coverage By 75th I-Day

Following the declaration by PM Narendra Modi to supply vaccines free of cost to all the states, the State has plans to vaccinate over 2 crore people in the next 45-days

Vaccination of Covid Warriors
Nearly 2 Lakh Covid Warriors Not Vaccinated In Odisha

Close to 2 lakh registered health care workers (HCWs) and Frontline Workers (FLWs) in Odisha have not taken vaccine shots against Covid-19. 

Follow COVID-Appropriate Behaviour Or Face Third Wave In Next 45 Days: AIIMS Chief
Follow COVID-Appropriate Behaviour Or Face Third Wave In Next 45 Days: AIIMS Chief

AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria reiterated that till now, there is no evidence to suggest that children will be affected more in the next wave of COVID-19.

Covid Infection
Vaccines Enhance Immunity, But Infection After Inoculation Can’t Be Ruled Out: Health Director

There are chances of Covid-19 infection among people even after taking both doses of vaccines, said a top health official in Odisha on Saturday. 

'COVID Severity Score' Software To Help Identify Patients Who May Require Ventilator Support
'COVID Severity Score' Software To Help Identify Patients Who May Require Ventilator Support

The software called 'Covid Severity Score' (CSS) consists of an algorithm that measures a set of parameters. It scores each against a pre-set dynamic algorithm multiple times for each patient and allocates a Covid Severity Score (CSS) mapping it in a graphical trend.

COVID-19 Test Kit
Latest Covid Testing Kit 'SENSIT' Exhibits 86-100% Specificity

The Centre on Saturday said that the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) approved DBT-BIRAC supported product 'SENSIT Rapid Covid-19 Ag kit' exhibits sensitivity and specificity of 86 per cent and 100 per cent, respectively and has a shelf life of 24 months

Study Shows Grey Matter Loss Post-Covid Infection

An analysis of brain scans from people once infected with Covid-19 suggest a consistent pattern in loss of grey matter over time, say researchers.

COVID-19 Vaccine
Woman Dies In Odisha's Rourkela, Family Alleges Vaccine Side-Effects

A 32-year-old woman allegedly died after she was administered Covid-19 jab in Odisha.

India COVID19
India Logs 60K New Covid Cases, 1647 Deaths

India has recorded 60,753 new cases of Covid and 1,647 fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Saturday.

Odisha COVID-19 Cases
Covid-19 Update: Odisha Adds 3,427 Cases, 42 Deaths In 24 Hours

With this, the cumulative positive tally touched 8,73,925 while death toll rise to 3,550 on Saturday.