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COVID-19 News Updates

Global Covid-19 Case
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 211.3 Million

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.

Immunisation of Kids Will take Time!
Immunisation Of Kids Will Take Time, Odisha Needs 1.6 Cr Doses Per Month To Wrap Up By Dec 21

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

Zydus Cadila Vaccine
Zydus Cadila Vaccine Rollout From Mid-Sept, Here Are Some Facts About ZyCoV-D

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.

AIIMS_BBSR
Free ECMO For Poor, Ration Card Holders At AIIMS Bhubaneswar

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.

  • Saturday, 21 August 2021
  • Odisha
Vaccination Of Children Above 12 YO In Odisha After Centre’s Guidelines: DMET Chief
Vaccination Of Children Above 12 YO In Odisha After Centre’s Guidelines: DMET Chief

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.

India Covid-19 Cases
India Records 34,457 Fresh Covid-19 Cases, 375 Deaths

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.

COVID-19
Odisha Covid-19 Tally Breaches 10 Lakh Mark; 116 In 0-18 Age Group Test Positive In Past 24 Hours

As per the I& PR department, 531 new Covid-19 cases were reported from quarantine while 380 are local contact cases.

COVID19
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 210.7 Million

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 32,358,829 cases.

High Covid Infection Rate Among Kids Triggers Concern As Odisha Braces For Third Wave
High Covid Infection Rate Among Kids Triggers Concern As Odisha Braces For Third Wave

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.

Zydus Cadila's ZyCoV-D Vaccine Gets Approval For Use In India
Zydus Cadila's ZyCoV-D Gets Emergency Authorisation For Use In India

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.

Odisha Saw Highest ever Deaths in Second Wave!
Under COVID19 Shadow, Odisha Saw Highest-ever 34,866 Deaths In Apr-May This Year

Never before in the preceding five years, the State has ever witnessed such a surge in deaths due to causes not known so far

Covid Vaccine
Johnson & Johnson Seeks Regulator Nod For Vax Trials In 12-17 Age Group In India

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.

COVID 19 Testing
Active Caseload Lowest In 150 Days As India Logs 36K New Covid Cases

India's recovery rate from Covid infection currently stands at 97.54 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

COVID19 Testing
Odisha Registers 128 New Covid-19 Cases In 0-18 Age Group In A Day

As many as 128 children tested positive for Covid-19 in Odisha in the last 24 hours

COVID19 Testing
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 209.9 Million

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.

Booster Shots Targeting SARS Virus May Help Fight COVID Variants
Booster Shots Targeting SARS Virus May Help Fight COVID Variants

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.

Plasma Treatment Has No Benefit On COVID Patients: Study
Plasma Treatment Has No Benefit On COVID Patients: Study

Covid-19 convalescent plasma, also known as "survivor's plasma", is blood plasma derived from patients who have recovered from Covid-19.

Guidelines To Detect, Test and Treat Covid-19 infections in Children
Children COVID19 Infection Up In Odisha: Read UNICEF India Guidelines To Beat The Virus

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

Now, Children More Vulnerable Than Elderly In Odisha
No Third Wave Signs In Odisha, Children Grown Vulnerable Than Elderly Since May

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+

COVID Testing In India Touches 50 Crore-Mark: ICMR
COVID Testing In India Touches 50 Crore-Mark: ICMR

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.

Covid-19 Infection Among Children Rising In Odisha: No Need To Panic, Says Top Health Official
Covid-19 Infection Among Children Rising In Odisha; No Need To Panic, Says Top Health Official

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.

COVID-19 cases
India Adds 36,401 Fresh Covid Cases, 530 Deaths In 24 Hrs

India's recovery rate from Covid infection currently stands at 97.53 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

Odisha Reports Over 600 Covid-19 Cases In 0-18 Age Group In Five Days
Odisha Reports Over 600 Covid-19 Cases In 0-18 Age Group In Five Days

Odisha currently has 9,664 active cases while 9,81,316 patients have recovered so far, including 845 on Wednesday.

Global COVID 19 Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 209.2 Million

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.

ICMR
Prevalence Of Delta Variant Not Different Between Vaccinated And Unvaccinated Groups: ICMR Study

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

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