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COVID-19 News Updates

Cyclone Impact On Vaccination
Cyclone Jawad: How Is It Affecting COVID19 Vaccination In Odisha

The Odisha Family Welfare Director, Bijay Panigrahi on Saturday (Dec 4) revealed that the Covid-19 vaccination in the state has been stopped temporarily due to Cyclone Jawad which is likely to reach near Coast on Dec 5th.

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Omicron Scare: Odisha Govt Asks Centre For Portal For Effective Contract Tracing
Omicron Scare: Odisha Govt Asks Centre For Portal For Effective Contract Tracing

At a time when there is a growing concern over Omicron, the Odisha government on Saturday asked the Centre to provide a portal so that the contract tracing can be carried out effectively. 

People With Disabilities Among Hardest Hit By Pandemic: UN Chief
People With Disabilities Among Hardest Hit By Pandemic: UN Chief

About 80 per cent of people with disabilities live in developing countries, according to the UN. Nearly 46 per cent of people aged 60 and older have a disability.

Covid-19 Odisha
Centre Raps Odisha For Decline In Covid Testing, Raises Concerns Over High Infection Rate In 7 Dists

Bhushan therefore asserted that the State Health Department should take required necessary steps to control the spread of infection and reduce fatality by adopting the ongoing strategy of Test-Tract-Treat-Vaccinate-Covid Appropriate Behaviour to keep the situation under control.

Omicron Threat
Omicron Preparedness: Top Quotes From Odisha Government

Amidst the looming threat of the new ‘Omicron’ variant of Covid-19 virus, the Odisha government said that it is prepared to tackle any situation.

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At 8,603, India Sees Dip In Covid Cases In A Day
At 8,603, India Sees Dip In Covid Cases In A Day

India's Active caseload presently stands at 99,974.

Omicron Already Present In Community, Karnataka In Battle Mode
Omicron Already Present In Community, Karnataka In Battle Mode

However, the data collected on the history of the doctor who tested positive for the Omicron variant showed that he had contracted the virus locally.

Global Covid-19 Cases
Global Covid Caseload Tops 264.89 Million

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (34,615,757 infections and 470,115 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,129,409 infections and 615,400 deaths).

'Impractical' To Think Omicron Will Result In Severe Disease, Death In India: Experts
'Impractical' To Think Omicron Will Result In Severe Disease, Death In India: Experts

The new Omicron variant of Coronavirus is touted to be highly transmissible due to the presence of more than 30 mutations on its spike protein, which the virus uses to enter human cells.

Centre Clarifies On Covid Third Wave Possibility After Omicron Detection
Centre Clarifies On Covid Third Wave Possibility After Omicron Detection

The Health Ministry said that given the fast pace of vaccination in India and high exposure to Delta variant as evidenced by high seropositivity, the severity of the disease is anticipated to be low.

Covid-19: Odisha Taking Adequate Measures To Combat Omicron, Says State Public Health Director
Covid-19: Odisha Taking Adequate Measures To Combat Omicron, Says State Public Health Director

As many as 380 people have returned to Odisha from countries hit by the new coronavirus strain-- Omicron, earlier this week, and all of them have tested negative, the State health department had informed on Thursday.

WHO
Prepare For Omicron Surge, WHO Warns Asia-Pacific Nations

In India, after detection of the first two cases of Omicron infection in Bengaluru, the Karnataka Health department is now worried over 10 South African nationals, who have gone untraceable in Bengaluru.

Active COVID-19 Cases In Country Increase To 99,976
Active COVID-19 Cases In Country Increase To 99,976

An increase of 213 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Global Covid Caseload Tops 264.13 Million, Deaths Over 5.23 Million
Global Covid Caseload Tops 264.13 Million, Deaths Over 5.23 Million

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (34,606,541 infections and 469,724 deaths).

Covid Vax Will Likely Prevent Disease, Death Regardless Of Variant: WHO
Covid Vax Will Likely Prevent Disease, Death Regardless Of Variant: WHO

The global health body said that Covid-19 is already a crisis, regardless of the emergence of Omicron. It is because many countries are in "luxurious position" with booster doses, while some do not have enough vaccines to even protect their most vulnerable, The Telegraph reported.

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