US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 37,667,889 and 628,276, respectively, according to the CSSE.
As India needs a whopping 70 crore doses to vaccinate the population of 2 years and above by December end, the country's COVID-19 workgroup has gone on record to state that immunising 18 years and above is the topmost vaccine imperative for the country, as they are prone to develop serious complications
A day after getting the emergency use authorisation (EUA) in India, country's leading multinational pharmaceutical company Zydus Cadila has said that the commercial rollout of its ZyCoV-D vaccine will start from mid-September. The pharma major informed about the future rollout plan in a virtual press conference held on Saturday.
On July 15, the ECMO facility was rolled out for patients at the premier medical institute. AIIMS Bhubaneswar Director B. Gitanjali inaugurated a new unit at the hospital having two ECMO machines on the occasion of the ninth foundation day of the institute.
India's drug regulator on Friday approved Zydus Cadila's three-dose COVID-19 DNA vaccine for emergency use in adults and children aged 12 years and above.
The daily positivity rate stands at 2 per cent. It has been less than 3 per cent for the last 26 days, according to the ministry.
As per the I& PR department, 531 new Covid-19 cases were reported from quarantine while 380 are local contact cases.
In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 32,358,829 cases.
High rate of infections among children and adolescents has become a major cause of concern for the health authorities when Odisha government is preparing for possible third wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted authorization to Zydus Cadila's three-dose COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D for emergency use in India.
Never before in the preceding five years, the State has ever witnessed such a surge in deaths due to causes not known so far
The American-based pharma major Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has applied to the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) for permission to conduct a vaccine trial of the Covid-19 single shot Janssen vaccine in India on children of 12-17 age group.
India's recovery rate from Covid infection currently stands at 97.54 per cent, the highest since March 2020.
As many as 128 children tested positive for Covid-19 in Odisha in the last 24 hours
US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 37,291,739 and 625,153, respectively, according to the CSSE.
Among the coronavirus family, one viral sub-group relies on the ACE2 molecule -- a protein found on the surface of many cell types -- to enter human cells. Neutralising antibodies are able to prevent the viral spike protein from binding with the ACE2 molecules in human cells.
Covid-19 convalescent plasma, also known as "survivor's plasma", is blood plasma derived from patients who have recovered from Covid-19.
The apex UN body on Children has issued a set of detailed guidelines specifying the 'watchout signs', 'the danger signs', 'when to test' and codes for home isolation
A drop in the infection gap between children and the elderly populace shows that they are getting infected faster than elderly in the State. And the reason has been attributed to vaccination of 60+
According to a statement issued by the apex Covid body, "ICMR's concerted efforts towards augmenting and diversifying testing prepared the infrastructure which made it possible to deliver on India's increased testing requirements in the wake of the second wave of Covid-19.
Dr CBK Mohanty said that the State Government is ready to meet any emergency amid predictions that children will be the most vulnerable during the third wave.
India's recovery rate from Covid infection currently stands at 97.53 per cent, the highest since March 2020.
Odisha currently has 9,664 active cases while 9,81,316 patients have recovered so far, including 845 on Wednesday.
US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 37,148,877 and 624,209, respectively, according to the CSSE.
While Delta variant has the potential to infect both the vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, however, the progression of illness seems to be prevented by vaccination