COVID-19 Updates

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Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 185.9 Mn

In its latest update on Saturday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and the total number of vaccine doses administered stood at 185,972,770, 4,017,196 and 3,387,882,504, respectively.

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Covid-19 Vaccination Of Pregnant Women: Odisha Govt Calls For Additional Guidance

The Odisha government is planning and taking all possible measures to ensure smooth vaccination of pregnant women in the State

37 Cr Inoculated Across India After 175 Days Of COVID Vaccination Drive
37 Cr Inoculated Across India After 175 Days Of COVID Vaccination Drive

10,98,62,585 persons in the age group of 18-44 years across 37 states/UTs have received their first dose, while 35,08,932 persons have received their second dose since the start of the Phase-3 of the vaccination drive.

Odisha among top vaccine recipient states in Country
Amid Vaccine Shortage In Odisha, Centre Lists State In Top Beneficiaries

As per the data released by Union Health Ministry, Odisha will receive 40,67,870 doses in July. The State was allocated nearly 37 lakh doses in June

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Second Wave: Odisha Govt In A Fix When Virus Growth Was At Peak

Data shows the second wave surge in Odisha was preventable. Because when the virus was on a growth spree, the State administration failed to enforce the Covid-19 appropriate behaviour. Virus transmission peaked in mid-March to April first week. But restrictions were brought in from mid-April 

Modernas 3rd Booster Jab Effective Against COVID Variants
Govt Working Actively With Moderna To See How Its Covid Vaccine Can Be Made Available In India

NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr V K Paul said, "Moderna vaccine is under emergency use authorisation. The government is working actively with the manufacturers to see how to make this vaccine available in the country.

Covid Infection Severity Risk In Children Extremely Low: Study
Covid Infection Severity Risk In Children Extremely Low: Study

Under-18s are not routinely offered Covid vaccines, even if they have other underlying health conditions that put them at risk.

Bijay Panigrahy
Covid Vaccination For Pregnant Women After July 15; Guidelines Today: Odisha Health Official

The government has already clarified that Covid-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant women and the special inoculation drive will be carried out as per the guidelines issued.

Centre To Examine Data Of 2-DG Drug Before Adding To National COVID Treatment Protocol
MSN Labs Enters Into License Agreement With DRDO For 2-DG

MSN labs will be launching the 2 DG as a twice a day product in sachet form under the brand name MSN 2D in strength of 2.34 g.

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India Reports Over 43K New Covid Cases, 911 Deaths

India has 4,58,727 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,05,939 deaths so far.

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Odisha Registers Record Highest Toll Of 61 Covid Fatalities

The Covid positive tally in Odisha also rose to 9,35,136 after as many as 2,806 people tested positive for the virus on Friday

Global COVID Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 185.5 Million Mark

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 33,790,136 and 606,468, respectively, according to the CSSE.

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Pfizer To Seek OK For 3rd Vaccine Dose; Shots Still Protect

In August, Pfizer plans to ask the Food and Drug Administration for emergency authorization of a third dose.

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Is Poverty A Reason For Low Covid Deaths In Odisha?

While the SBI report empirically observed that most low-income states have low Covid-19 deaths, the AIIMS-Patna study and international experts link it to higher immunity among populations in lower strata and low life expectancy  

Centre To Examine Data Of 2-DG Drug Before Adding To National COVID Treatment Protocol
DRDO Gives Nod To Mankind Pharma To Manufacture, Market COVID Drug 2-DG

2-DG was developed by the Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDE), Gwalior. The clinical trials were conducted by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS).

Bijay Panigrahy
Covid Vaccines Safe For Pregnant Women, Says Top Odisha Health Official

Covid-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant women and as per the guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry their vaccination will start in Odisha soon

Pradipta Mohapatra
'Odisha Govt Well Prepared To Fight With Covid-19 Third Wave'

Children below 18 years are likely to be affected more during the possible third wave as predicted by public health experts and the State Government is fully ready to tackle the situation

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India Reports 45,892 New Covid Cases In 24 Hours

A total of 44,291 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,98,43,825 till date,said the Union Health Ministry.

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Global Covid Deaths Surpass 4 Million

Argentina registered 457 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the total death toll from the pandemic to 97,439, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

Covid Cases
Covid Cases Continue To Dip In Odisha, No Let Up In Deaths

Covid positive tally in Odisha rose to 9,32,330 after as many as 2,542 people tested positive for the virus on Thursday

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Centre Rings Alarm Bell Over High TPR In 3 Odisha Districts, Requests Strict Containment Measures

It is a point of concern that presently, 3 districts of Odisha are reporting weekly positivity of more than 10%

Bijay Mohapatra
Only 0.13 PC People Found Infected Post Covid Vaccination, Says Top Odisha Health Official

A fraction of the beneficiaries have been found infected with Covid 19 after vaccination. Their number stands at only 0.13 per cent of the total vaccinated population, said the Director, Health Services, Dr Bijay Moahapatra.

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Twitter's 'privacy check-in' feature would take users through a series of questions that help them think about how public or private they want to be on the platform.

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India Logs Nearly 44K Covid Cases, 930 Deaths

India has 4,59,920 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,04,211 deaths so far.

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Odisha Registers Its Highest Single-Day Toll Of 59 Covid Fatalities In Pandemic

Odisha reported the highest single-day toll of 59 deaths due to the virus infection on Wednesday