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COVID-19 News Updates

Odisha Covid-19 cases
Odisha Continues To Report Dip In Daily Covid-19 Caseload, Records 5,057 Infections In A Day

A total of 2,74,43,759 samples have been tested, 61,635 in the last 24 hours, in the State so far. The daily test positivity rate stood at 8.2 percent.

Naveen Reviews Covid Situation In Odisha, Lays Emphasis On Booster Dose
Naveen Reviews Covid Situation In Odisha, Lays Emphasis On Booster Dose

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik advised the rapid response teams (RRTs) and field staff to keep a track on the health condition of those patients who are in home quarantine. 

Early Signs Of Covid Case Plateauing Reported But Need To Be Observed, Says Govt
Early Signs Of Covid Case Plateauing Reported But Need To Be Observed, Says Govt

About the prevalence of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in India, he said, 1,292 cases of the latest variant of concern were found on genome sequencing in December which rose to 9,672 in January.

ILS Scientists Down With Covid, No New Omicron Data Available: Odisha Public Health Director
ILS Scientists Down With Covid, No New Omicron Data Available In Odisha; Says Public Health Director

At a time when the entire country has been grappling with the highly transmissible Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-1, the health department in Odisha on Thursday informed the State currently has no data on patients infected by the new strain.

Covishield, Covaxin
Regular Market Approval Granted For Covishield, Covaxin For Use In Adult Population

The DCGI approval came after the SEC on COVID-19 of the CDSCO on January 19 recommended granting regular market approval to the SII's Covishield and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for use in adult population subject to certain conditions.

Seems We're Having Third Wave Peak, Says Top Odisha Health Official
Seems Odisha Has Already Touched Third Wave Peak, Says Top Health Official

Today, the State registered 5,901 infections and eight fatalities pushing the cumulative positive tally to 12,31,169 and the death toll to 8,550.

India Covid Cases
India Reports 2.86L Covid Cases, 573 Deaths In 24 Hours

The active caseload has reported a marginal decline at 22,02,472 which constitute 5.46 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

Odisha Covid Cases
Covid-19: Daily Infection Continues To Dip In Odisha With 5,901 Cases, 8 Deaths Today

n terms of fatalities, three deaths were reported from Sundargarh district while one each from Balasore, Khordha (Bhubaneswar), Keonjhar, Koraput and Rayagada districts, informed the Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department.

Global Covid Cases
Global Covid Caseload Tops 361.8 Million, Death Toll Over 5.62 Million

US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 72,906,511 and 876,052, according to the CSSE.

Omicron Infected Have Significant Immune Response, Can Neutralise Omicron, Delta: ICMR
Omicron Infected Have Significant Immune Response, Can Neutralise Omicron, Delta: ICMR

However, the study has a limitation of lesser participants in the unvaccinated group and the shorter window period post infection. "This could be the important reason for the low immune response specifically in the unvaccinated individuals against Omicron," it said.

Omicron
Explained: How Omicron Is Able To Evade Antibodies, Remain Contagious

The virus uses the spike protein to latch on to and enter the cells it infects. The Omicron spike protein has 37 mutations that distinguish it from the first SARS-CoV-2 isolates in 2020.

Stealth Omicron Lineage Detected In Many States!
Omicron Survives Much Longer On Plastic, Skin Than Earlier Coronavirus Variants: Study

Although Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Omicron variants showed a slight increase in ethanol resistance in response to increased environmental stability, all VOCs on the skin surface were completely inactivated by 15 second exposure to 35 per cent ethanol.

Odisha SRC Hopeful COVID Third Wave May Lose Steam Soon
Odisha SRC Hopeful COVID Third Wave May Lose Steam Soon

The Special Relief Commissioner of Odisha, PK Jena on Wednesday expressed optimism that the ongoing third wave of COVID pandemic in the State may soon wrap itself up but only if people abide by the appropriate virus infection prevention guidelines religiously at all places.

 WHO
Over 21 Million Covid-19 Cases Globally Last Week, Highest Weekly Cases Since Outbreak Of Pandemic: WHO

In the South-East Asia Region, the number of new cases increased for the third consecutive week, with over 2.3 million new cases reported this week, a 36 per cent increase as compared to the previous week.

Third Wave Of Covid19
INTERVIEW: Third Wave Of Covid-19 Will End Soon, Asserts IIT Senior Scientist Prof Manindra Agrawal

Third Wave Of Covid-19 Will End Soon, Asserts IIT Senior Scientist Prof Manindra Agrawal

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India Covid Cases
India Reports 2,85,914 New Infections, 665 Fatalities; Active Cases In Country Decline

The active cases have decreased to 22,23,018 and comprise 5.55 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.23 per cent, the ministry said.

Global Covid Cases
Global Covid Caseload Tops 357.9 Million, Deaths Over 5.61 Million

The second worst-hit country in terms of cases is India (39,799,202 infections and 490,462 deaths), followed by Brazil (24,342,322 infections and 624,129 deaths).

 Covid-19 Vaccine
Pfizer, BioNTech Start Clinical Trial Of Omicron-Specific Covid-19 Vaccine

The trials would evaluate the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of the vaccine candidate, according to a joint statement by the companies on Tuesday. The study would involve up to 1,420 participants.

Why Omicron Variant Is Less Severe Than Delta
Why Omicron Variant Is Less Severe Than Delta

The cell culture study also showed that Omicron viruses remain sensitive to eight of the most important antiviral drugs and drug candidates for the treatment of Covid-19.

India's Covid Cases
India's Covid Cases Fall To 2.55L, Positivity Rate Dips To 15.5%

The recovery of 2,67,753 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,70,71,898.

Odisha Records Sharp Fall In Daily Covid Cases
Odisha Records Sharp Fall In Daily Covid Cases

Despite ebb in its daily virus tally from few days ago, Khordha accounted for the highest number of infections among all districts with 1500 persons testing positive in the last one day while Sundargarh reported 501 cases and Cuttack 482 cases.

Global Covid Caseload
Global Covid Caseload Tops 354.3 Million

US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 71,645,863 and 868,420, according to the CSSE.

WHO
Pandemic Entering "New Phase," Yet Too Early To Drop Guard: WHO

WHO Regional Director for Europe warned that "it is far too early to relax" because new Covid-19 variants are almost certain to emerge.

Health Minister To Interact With 9 States, UTs Over Covid On Tuesday
Health Minister To Interact With 9 States, UTs Over Covid On Tuesday

Earlier on January 10, Mandaviya had held a meeting with the health ministers and senior officials of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa, Dadra & Nagra Haveli and Daman & Diu.

Global Conditions Ideal For More Covid Variants To Emerge: WHO
Global Conditions Ideal For More Covid Variants To Emerge: WHO

"We will need to learn to manage it through a sustained and integrated system for acute respiratory diseases, which will provide a platform for preparedness for future pandemics."

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