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COVID-19 News Updates

Global Covid Caseload Tops 269 Million
Global Covid Caseload Tops 269 Million

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (34,674,643 infections and 474,479 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,177,059 infections and 616,457 deaths).

Relief For Odisha: None Of 246 Genome Sequencing Reports Tests Positive For Omicron
Relief For Odisha: None Of 246 Genome Sequencing Reports Tests Positive For Omicron

The genome sequencing reports of 246 samples of Covid-19 positive patients, including some foreign returnees, tested negative for Omicron, the new variant of coronavirus. 

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Use Of Masks Declining In Country; Operating At Low & Risky Level, Warns Govt

NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr V K Paul at a press conference said the usage of masks in the country has declined to pre-second wave levels and "in a way we have again entered a danger zone".

Saliva Test For Covid-19
Singaporean Researchers Develop 97% Accurate Saliva Test For Covid-19

Dubbed the Parallel Amplified Saliva rapid Point-of-caRe Test (PASPORT), it is easy to self-administer, deliver results in minutes, and has sensitivity close to the gold standard PCR test

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Mandaviya Says First COVID Vaccine Dose Given To 86 Pc Of Eligible Population

To a query related to Omicron, he said that studies are going on and only after the studies are complete, it will be known which vaccine is how much effective against the new variant.

Odisha Child Rights Body Asks Govt For Covid Testing Of All School/College Students
Odisha Child Rights Body Asks Govt To Ensure Covid Testing For All School/College Students

The state child rights body has requested the officials to ensure arrangement of Covid-19 testing kits facilities for all school & college children and also put in place pandemic safety protocols in the campuses of all educational institutions.

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India Records 8,503 New Covid Infections, Active Case Count Rises To 94,943

An increase of 201 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 case count in a span of 24 hours.

US Authorises Covid Boosters For Teens Amid Omicron Fears
US Authorises Covid Boosters For Teens Amid Omicron Fears

"We know that Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and I strongly encourage adolescents ages 16 and 17 to get their booster if they are at least 6 months post their initial Pfizer vaccination series,"

Global Covid Caseload Tops 268.4 Million, Deaths Over  5.28 Million
Global Covid Caseload Tops 268.4 Million, Deaths Over 5.28 Million

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (34,666,241 infections and 474,111 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,177,091 infections and 616,457 deaths).

Omicron May Not Completely Evade Vax Immune Response: US Study
Omicron May Not Completely Evade Vax Immune Response: US Study

The study was conducted using AlphaFold2 - a neural network-based deep learning model created by Google DeepMind - which can predict protein structure based on the genetic code.

Omicron Scare: Know What Centre Told Odisha For Winning Battle Against New Covid Mutant
Omicron Scare: Know What Centre Told Odisha For Winning Battle Against New Covid Mutant

The Centre has advised Odisha and the other states to strictly follow a five-fold strategy to curb the spread of Omicron, the new variant of coronavirus. 

Omicron Scare: Maintain Adequate Stock Of Critical Drugs, Centre To States
Omicron Scare: Maintain Adequate Stock Of Critical Drugs, Centre To States

Raising the issue of many ventilators supplied by the Centre lying unpacked and unused at some field hospitals, the Centre has asked the states to review immediately and ensure that all PSA oxygen plants, oxygen concentrators and ventilators are installed and functioning.

Natural Infection & Vax Best To Tackle Covid Variants: Study
Natural Infection & Vax Best To Tackle Covid Variants: Study

"This suggests that having repeated exposures to the spike protein allows the immune system to continue improving the antibodies if someone had Covid then been vaccinated," Yang added.

India Records Fresh 9,419 Covid Infections, Active Case Increase To 94,742
India Records Fresh 9,419 Covid Infections, Active Case Increase To 94,742

An increase of 1,009 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Global Covid Caseload Tops 268 Million
Global Covid Caseload Tops 268 Million

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (34,656,822 infections and 473,952 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,167,781 infections and 616,251 deaths).

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