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Third Wave
Will Covid-19 Third Wave Hit Odisha? If It Does, Will Be Less Severe: Top Health Official

While experts have warned of a possible arrival of the third wave of Covid-19 in India, Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Monday (Sept 27) opined that there are less chances of its severity in Odisha.

India Covid-19 Cases
India Reports Below 20K New Covid Cases For 2nd Straight Day

India has been reporting daily cases between 30,000 to 35,000 daily for the last few weeks.

Coronavirus
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 232 Million Mark

US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 43,116,407 and 690,426, respectively, according to the CSSE.

COVID-Specific Antibodies Remain In Breast Milk For 10 Months Post Infection
COVID-Specific Antibodies Remain In Breast Milk For 10 Months Post Infection

The Secretory Immunoglobulin A (IgA) sticks to the lining of babies' respiratory and intestinal tracts, and helps to block viruses and bacteria from entering their bodies.

Pfizer To Soon Submit Data On COVID Vaccine For Kids Aged 5-11
Pfizer To Soon Submit Data On COVID Vaccine For Kids Aged 5-11

Last week, the US drugmaker and its German partner BioNTech, in a study, showed that their mRNA Covid vaccine is safe, well tolerated and produces robust neutralising antibody responses in children aged 5 to 11 years.

Covaxin or Covishield?
No Difference In Covaxin & Covishield Antibodies: Top Odisha Health Offical

There is no difference in antibodies produced by Covaxin and Covishield vaccines against the Covid-19 virus. This information was shared by Odisha Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra on Monday (Sept 27).

SERO SURVEY – 73%
73% People In Odisha, Including Children Have Covid Antibodies: ICMR Sero Survey

Seventy-three percent people in Odisha have developed antibodies against Covid-19. This information was given by director of RMRC (Regional Medical Research Centre), Sanghamitra Pati on Sunday (Sept 26).

WHO
WHO To Relaunch Covid Origins Probe With Fresh Team

The Chinese government has declined to clear whether it would allow a new team into the country.

Odisha Unlikely To Be Hit By Possible Covid-19 Third Wave:
Odisha Unlikely To Be Hit By Possible Covid-19 Third Wave: Health Director

In a relief to the most affected Khordha district, 81 per cent of its denizens have developed antibody against Covid-19.

coronavirus
Covid Caused Biggest Decrease In Life Expectancy Since WWII

Women in 15 countries and men in 10 countries were found to have a lower expectancy at birth in 2020 than in 2015 -- a year in which life expectancy was already negatively affected by a significant flu season.

India COVID Cases
Active COVID-19 Cases In Country Lowest In 191 Days

A decrease of 3,856 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Global COVID Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 231.8 Million

US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 42,931,259 and 688,032, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Antibody Against Covid-19
73 % People In Odisha Have Developed Antibody Against Covid-19: ICMR

According to ICMR, 93 per cent of health workers have also developed antibody against the virus. Similarly, 70 per cent of children have also developed antibody.

COVID Test
India Logs 28,326 Fresh Cases, Over 85 Cr Vaccinated

India's recovery rate from the ongoing pandemic currently stands at 97.77 per cent.

Global COVID-19 Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 231.4 Million Mark

US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 42,901,854 and 687,746, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India COVID Cases
Active Covid Cases Drop Below 1% As India Logs Just Over 29.5K New Ones

Under the mass vaccination drive, a total of 71,04,051 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 84.89 crore and stood at 84,89,29,160 as per provisional reports till 7 a.m. on Saturday.

Global Covid-19 Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 231.1 Million

CSSE revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and vaccination tally stood at 231,105,748, 4,736,892 and 6,045,775,206, respectively

WHO
Covid: WHO Recommends Antibody Treatment For Some Patients

Casirivimab and imdevimab are monoclonal antibodies that when used together bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, neutralising the virus's ability to infect cells.

BMC Seals Office Of Judicial Complex
Covid-19 Scare: BMC Seals Office Of Judicial Complex In Bhubaneswar For 3 Days

BMC has sealed the office of the Judicial Complex in the Capital city for three days after detection of a series of Covid-19 positive cases

COVID-19 Cases in India
Coronavirus India Update: Active COVID-19 Cases In Country Lowest In 188 Days

The daily positivity rate was recorded at two per cent. It has been less than three per cent for last 25 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.07 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 91 days, it said.

Global Covid-19 Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 230.5 Million

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Brazil (592,964), India (446,050), Mexico (273,391), Peru (199,108), Russia (197,834), Indonesia (141,114), the UK (136,143), Italy (130,551), Colombia (126,032), Iran (118,508), France (117,055) and Argentina (114,772).

Supreme Court
'We Are Very Happy': SC On Rs 50k Ex Gratia To Covid Victims' Kin

Apprising the top court about the guidelines issued by the NDMA, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, said: "To ensure uniformity, we have decided that the states from SDRF (State Disaster Response Fund) will give 50,000 to the kin of the deceased who died due to Covid."

COVID-19 Cases in India
Covid Virus To Get Weaker, Become A Cold: Oxford-Astrazeneca Vax Creator

Cutting down fears of a more deadly new variant, she said that viruses tend to "become less virulent as they circulate" through the population, Daily Mail reported.

Covid Vaccination: Odisha Sees Highest Single-Day Record Of 4.5 Lakh Doses
Covid Vaccination: Odisha Sees Highest Single-Day Record Of 4.5 Lakh Doses

The health department has targeted to vaccinate over 4 lakh people each day for which the inoculation drive is underway in 1,800 session sites in the State.

India COVID-19 Cases
India Reports 31,923 New Covid Cases, 282 Deaths In Last 24 Hrs

India added 31,923 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,35,63,421, while the active cases declined to 3,01,640, the lowest in 187 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.