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Global COVID-19 Updates
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 175 Million Mark, Deaths Exceed 3.78 Million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 174.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.78 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Second Wave and GSDP
In Second Wave, Odisha GDP Loss Put At Rs 14.5k Cr, Households in Greater Stress: SBI

The contraction of GSDP at current prices is likely to be 2.5 per cent in FY 22. The SBI forecast is the loss to GSDP in the second wave will be less than the first wave. However, the report finds high order of stress in the household sector

Covid-19 Creates Hearing, Balance Disorders, Worsens Tinnitus: Study
Covid-19 Creates Hearing, Balance Disorders, Worsens Tinnitus: Study

The factors that may play a role in the relationship between Covid-19 and hearing are multifold. Covid-19 is known to have inflammatory effects, including in neurological tissue, which can exacerbate other problems, said Colleen Le Prell, from the University of Texas at Dallas.

BMC Vaccination
First Dose In Morning, Second In Afternoon: BMC Revises Covid Vaccination Timings 

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to fix separate time slots for the administration of first and second doses of Covid-19 vaccines. 

Covid-free Villages in Odisha
Several Villages Remain Untouched By COVID-19 In Odisha

As villagers are strictly following Covid-19 norms, they have been so far immune to the virus

Spurious Favipiravir Tablets Seized In Cuttack; Uttar Pradesh Link Under Scanner
Spurious Favipiravir Tablets Seized In Cuttack; Uttar Pradesh Link Under Scanner

The raid was conducted based on some intelligence input regarding the sale of such counterfeit drugs. The spurious medicines were seized before the stock was released in the open market in Odisha.

COVID-19 Patient's Death In Odisha
COVID-19 Patient's Death In Odisha: Family Alleges Medical Negligence, Suspects Organ Theft

Following the death of a COVID patient in Gajapati, it is alleged that medical negligence has led to the unfortunate demise of the patient

Covaxins Phase-3 Trials Begin: Bharat Biotech
Working For Full US FDA Approval Of Covaxin: Bharat Biotech

The FDA had on Thursday recommended Ocugen, the US partner of the Indian vaccine maker, to "pursue a Biologics Licence Application (BLA) submission instead of an EUA application" and "requested additional information and data".

Niranjan Mishra
No Relief From Covid Yet, Unlock Plans Only After Raja Fest: Top Odisha Health Official

The decision on the unlock process would be taken after observing the Covid situation post June 17, said the Director, Public Health, Niranjan Mishra on Friday.

Pfizer
Pfizer Covid-19 Jabs Protective Against Beta, Gamma Variant

US pharmaceutical Pfizer's vaccine against Covid-19 can effectively neutralise Beta, Gamma variant of the Coronavirus disease, according to a study.

coronavirus
Daily COVID-19 Count In India Remains Below One Lakh

The daily COVID-19 count in India remained below the one-lakh mark for the fourth consecutive day with the country reporting 91,702 fresh cases, while the daily positivity rate dropped to 4.49 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

Covid cases in Odisha
Covid-19: Odisha Logs 43 Deaths & 5,235 New Positives

Odisha recorded 5,235 new Covid-19 cases on Friday. With this, the positive tally in the State surged to 8,42,461, the State I&PR Department informed

Coronavirus Pandemic
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 174.7 Million Mark

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 174.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.76 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Johnson & Johnson Vax
FDA Extends Shelf Life Of Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine By 6 Weeks

Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday the US Food and Drug Administration has extended the expiration date on millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by six weeks.

Girl Donates For Abhishek's Treatment
Class 3 Girl Breaks Piggy Bank, Donates Rs 2000 For Abhishek's ECMO Treatment; Wins Hearts

When an eight-year-old girl donates to save a life, it is the intent that is worth an example and not the money for consideration.

Vaccine Hesitancy
Residents Abandon Village, Hide In Forest Fearing Covid Jabs In Odisha's Rayagada 

Even as people across the State are making a beeline in front of various healthcare facilities to get them vaccinated, health workers in tribal-dominated Rayagada district are often greeted by empty houses with people deserting their villages fearing vaccines. 

Paytm, MakeMyTrip, Other Digital Companies Keen On Approval For Offering Vaccine Bookings
Paytm, MakeMyTrip, Other Digital Companies Keen On Approval For Offering Vaccine Bookings

Nearly 15 entities are eyeing approval to provide online appointment booking for vaccination, including Paytm, Infosys and MakeMyTrip, Sharma said.

ECMO Machine
AIIMS Bhubaneswar To Get ECMO Machines Soon To Treat Critical Covid Patients

Critical Covid-19 patients may no longer have to be referred to other states for the life-saving Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) treatment as two such machines will soon be installed at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar.

ICMR
ICMR Grants Approval To Meril's Rapid Antigen Test For COVID-19

CoviFind is highly effective in individuals with mid to high viral load, especially in detecting infection in the case of individuals more likely to transmit the disease to others.

Covaxin's Phase 3 Trials Results Likely Next Month
Covaxin's Phase 3 Trials Results Likely Next Month

Covaxin manufacturer Bharat Biotech said its service provider, IQVIA, has started final statistical analysis.

Covid Lockdown & Agriculture
Covid-19 Lockdown: No Restrictions On Any Agricultural Activities In Odisha

The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) of Odisha government has clarified that all agriculture, horticulture and allied activities will remain fully functional without any restricted time limit as has been allowed for essential activities in all the districts of the State during the lockdown imposed in wake of the second wave of Covid-19.

With 6,148 Fatalities, India Records Maximum Covid-19 Deaths In A Day
With 6,148 Fatalities, India Records Maximum Covid-19 Deaths In A Day

India earlier registered highest fatalities due to Covid-19 on May 21 with 4,529 deaths, which crossed both the US and Brazil's record deaths in 24 hours. It surpassed US' 4,468 deaths reported on January 12, 2021; and 4,211 in Brazil on April 6, 2021.

Covid Management In Children
Protocols For Covid Management In Children: No Remdesivir, 6-Minute Walk Test & More, Check Details

With experts expressing concerns on the risk to children in the event of a third outbreak of the Covid pandemic in the country, the government has come out with comprehensive guidelines for the management of COVID-19 among children. 

Covid cases
Covid-19: Odisha Sees 44 Deaths & 6,097 New Positives

Odisha recorded 6,097 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday. With this, the positive tally in the State surged to 8,37,226, the State I&PR Department informed

Covid Vaccination In Bhubaneswar
Vaccination For Chemists, Foreign Bound Students And Athletes Prioritised In Odisha 

The Odisha government has decided to vaccinate staff and employees of medicine shops across the State on a priority basis.