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COVID-19 News Updates

Omicron Scare In Odisha: 40 PC ‘At-Risk Countries’ Returnees Untraceable, Genome Sequencing Of 246 S
Omicron Scare In Odisha: 40 PC ‘At-Risk Countries’ Returnees Untraceable, Genome Sequencing Of 246 Samples

According to the State Health Department, more than 800 non-resident Odias (NROs) have already landed in Odisha from several Omicron-hit countries. Out of them, the government does not have information about 320 returnees, which constitutes nearly 40 per cent of the total arrivals.

New Data Offers Insights Into Omicron Symptoms, Severity
New Data Offers Insights Into Omicron Symptoms, Severity

As Omicron is found to have more than 30 mutations in its spike protein, the main concern over its outbreak is whether disease severity is similar, milder or more severe than with the other variants.

246 Foreign Returnees Found Positive
246 Foreign Returnees Found Positive In Odisha, ‘Genome Sequencing To Reveal Presence Of Omicron’

As many as 246 persons out of the total number of travelers who returned to Odisha from other countries after November 24 have tested positive for Covid-19.

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Omicron Threat Grows !
40% Foreign Returnees Untraceable In Odisha: Health Department

The new Covid variant, Omicron has started spreading its tentacles across the country. Several states have beefed up their surveillance and tracing activities. With the looming threat, Odisha health department earlier this morning informed that 40 percent of the travellers who came to the state from 8 ‘at risk countries’ are yet to be traced.

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Omicron Variant
Omicron Scare: 246 Foreign Returnees To Odisha Test Positive For Covid-19

The ILS Director said that compared to the first and second wave, both the Centre and Odisha government have adopted a proactive approach and focus is being given on testing and tracking of the returnees.

Omicron Threat: 40 PC ‘At-Risk Countries’ Returnees Untraceable In Odisha
Omicron Threat: 40 PC ‘At-Risk Countries’ Returnees Untraceable In Odisha

The State Health Department said more than 800 non-resident Odias (NROs) have landed in the State from Omicron hit countries. Out of them, the government does not have information about 320 returnees which comprises 40 per cent of the total arrivals.

India Covid-19 Cases
Active COVID-19 Cases In Country Lowest In 552 Days

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.94 per cent. It has been less than two per cent for last 63 days. The weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 0.78 per cent. It has been below one per cent for the last 22 days, according to the ministry.

Global Covid19 Caseload
Global Covid Caseload Tops 265.8 Million, Deaths Touch 5.25 Million

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India ( 34,633,255 infections and 473,326 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,143,091 infections and 615,636 deaths).

India's Omicron Tally Rises To 21 With 17 More Testing Positive For COVID Variant; Delhi, Rajasthan
India's Omicron Tally Rises To 21 With 17 More Testing Positive For COVID Variant

Even amid the emergence of new variants like Omircron, vaccination remains one of the strongest pillars of protection against disease and infection, according to experts.

Seaweed May Help Stop Covid Virus From Infecting Human Cells: Study
Seaweed May Help Stop Covid Virus From Infecting Human Cells: Study

"The study is still in its early stages, but we hope that the discovery will be used in the future to develop an accessible and effective drug, preventing infection with the coronavirus. Our findings at this stage arouse cautious optimism," TAU's Prof. Alexander Golberg added in the study published in PeerJ -- a peer-reviewed science journal.

Omicron in Delhi
After K’taka, Gujarat, Maha, Delhi Detects India’s 5th Omicron Case

Three days after emergence of first case of Omicron variant in India, New Delhi reported country’s 5th case of the variant on Sunday.

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Omicron Threat In Odisha
Omicron Threat: 'Odisha Much Better Placed Than Centre's Claims On Its Fight Against Covid'

Following Union Health Secretary’s concerns over ‘rising Covid infection and fatality rate in certain districts of Odisha’, director of State Health Services, Bijay Mohapatra clarified that Odisha is in a much better position as compared to the national trends.

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Omicron Scare: International Travellers Under Stricter Scrutiny At Jharsuguda Airport
Omicron Scare: International Travellers Under Stricter Scrutiny At Jharsuguda Airport

Amid growing concerns over Omicron, the new variant of Covid-19, international travellers arriving at Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar as well as Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Jharsuguda are being strictly monitored.

Odisha’s Covid Situation Is Under Control, Claims Public Health Director
Odisha’s Covid Situation Is Under Control, Claims Health Services Director

In response to the Central government’s concern about a spike in Covid-19 cases and a fall in the number of tests, Director Health Services Bijay Mohapatra Sunday said the State’s testing rate is much better than the national average. 

Covid-19 India Cases
Covid-19: India Records 2,796 Deaths As Bihar Reconciles Data

The active cases stand at 99,155, comprising 0.29 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.35 per cent, the health ministry said.

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