The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.18 per cent, while weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.60 per cent, according to the health ministry.
The second worst-hit country in terms of cases is India (34,960,261 infections and 482,017 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,328,252 infections and 619,654 deaths).
As per the study, of the 112 subjects, 11 did not develop antibodies even a month after receiving the first jab. On the other hand, the antibody level in 7 persons had considerably reduced after 6 months of receiving the 2nd dose of Covishield vaccine, found the study.
In the backdrop of the recent surge in COVID cases, especially the spike in positives related to Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed officials to keep the State's entire health infrastructure battle-ready to face the emerging situation.
A company spokesperson said that it is launching the most affordably-priced Molnupiravir capsules 200mg under its brand name Molflu across India.
According to a source in Delhi health department, it is the onset of the third Covid wave in the city where three deaths were reported in last 24 hours, taking death toll at 25,113.
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Along with Molnupiravir, the CDSCO has also granted emergency use authorisation to the Serum Institute of India's Covid vaccine COVOVAX, Hyderabad based Biological E RBD Protein CORBEVAX.
"The US reported more than 2 million coronavirus cases in one week, breaking yet another record as the Omicron variant surges across the country," reported USA Today.
Moreover, the study showed that the Omicron is generally 2.7-3.7 times more infectious than the Delta among vaccinated individuals, with a short doubling time.
Other than the student-researchers, 20 other infected are from non-teaching staff and faculty.
Considering the rising number of cases in the neighbouring states, it is most likely that Odisha too will witness more cases in the near future
It has 46 mutations and 37 deletions.
As many as 31 students at the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar have tested positive for Covid-19, informed the Khorda district administration officials on Tuesday.
With the State witnessing an upward trend of Covid-19 and Omicron cases, speculation about the arrival of third wave is rife.