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COVID-19 Updates

Covid-19 and Children
In Second Wave, For Every 100 COVID19 Positives In Odisha, 5 Are children

As per the data with the State Health Department, when in the first wave the number of children infected by the novel coronavirus stood below 4 per cent, the proportion in the second wave has grown to a little over 5 per cent

Odisha unlock in Second wave
Phased Withdrawal Of Lockdown In Odisha From June 17, Know District-Wise Details

The unlock blueprint is being prepared. Districts with a weekly positive rate of below 5% for three weeks have been grouped into one cluster. The cluster approach and risk assessment strategy indicate major relaxations for districts like Ganjam, Gajapati and Kandhamal

Srimandir-Reopening
COVID-19 Impact: Odisha Temple Priests Hit Hard As Income Dries Up

COVID-19 induced lockdown has resulted in a massive loss of income for priests who are mostly dependent on the donation from devotees

BMC
BMC Gets Rs 20 Crore More CMRF Aid To Fight Covid 

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday sanctioned another Rs 20 crore to the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the smooth management of Covid-19 pandemic fighting measures.

Abhisek Mohapatra
Bhubaneswar: Air Ambulance Takes Critically Ill Abhisek To Kolkata For Advance Treatment

With funds and prayers pouring in, critically ill Abhisek Mohapatra was finally flown to Kolkata in an air ambulance for advance ECMO treatment from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here on Wednesday. 

COVID-19 Vaccination For Hotel Staff
BMC Launches Special Vaccination Drives For Hotel Staff, Bedridden

In the first phase today, 500 staff of more than 30 hotels were reportedly given the COVID jab. A staff here doesn't need to book a slot to get the jab under this special drive of BMC

After SCB, ECMO Machine To Be Installed At Capital Hospital In Bhubaneswar
After SCB, ECMO Machine To Be Installed At Capital Hospital In Bhubaneswar

Apart from SCB, ECMO machine will also be installed at Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar. The life-saving equipment will be procured using the CSR fund

coronavirus
Birth Cord Cells Can Boost Survival Of Critically Ill Covid Patients

Critically ill Covid-19 patients treated with non-altered stem cells from umbilical cord connective tissue were more than twice as likely to survive as those who did not have the treatment, according to a small study.

Lockdown scene from Rourkela
More Relaxations Likely For Odisha Districts With Less Than 5 PC TPR; 3rd Wave In Sept-Oct

Odisha government has approved several recommendations of the Technical Committee, headed by DMET, for paediatric care in the event of a third wave.

India COVID19
India Records Over 92K Covid Cases, 2,219 Deaths In 24 Hrs

India on Wednesday logged 92,596 new Covid infections in 24 hours, less than one lakh cases for the second straight day and 6,098 cases more than Tuesday, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

Covid-19 Odisha Update
Odisha Reports 43 Deaths And 6,019 Positives In Last 24 Hours

The cumulative Covid-19 count in the State stood at 8,25,110 while the death toll jumped to 3,080. The active cases in the State remained at 65,336 and 7,56,641 patients have so far recovered from the disease

Global COVID-19
COVID-19: Global Caseload Tops 173.8 Million, Deaths Over 3.74 Million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 173.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.74 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Health Ministry To Rope In Media, Celebs, Faith Leaders To Disseminate Accurate Info On COVID Vaccines
CMC Kicks Off Special Covid-19 Vaccination Drive For Students Going Abroad For Higher Study

Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) is all set to begin a special vaccination drive today for the students who are scheduled to travel abroad for higher education purpose.

Discount For Fully Vaccinated
Vendors In Odisha Pitch In To Promote Vaccination, Offer Discount To Inoculated Customers

A group of vendors in Ganjam district have come forward to offer discounts to double vaccinated customers in a bid to promote the ongoing vaccination drive against the Covid-19. 

COVID19 Vaccine's Maximum Price Fixed For Pvt Hospitals: Covishield Rs 780 A Dose, Covaxin Rs 1410
COVID19 Vaccine's Maximum Price Fixed For Pvt Hospitals: Covishield Rs 780 A Dose, Covaxin Rs 1410

The maximum price of Covishield for private COVID-19 Vaccination Centres (CVCs) has been fixed at Rs 780 per dose, while that of Covaxin is Rs 1,410 per dose and Sputnik V Rs 1,145 per dose, it said.

No Data To Show Children Will Be Seriously Hit In Next COVID Waves: AIIMS chief
No Data To Show Children Will Be Seriously Hit In Next COVID Waves: AIIMS chief

Noting that 60 per cent to 70 per cent of the children who got infected and got admitted in hospitals during the second wave in India, had either comorbidities or low immunity, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director said that healthy children recovered with mild illness without need for hospitalisation.

Covid-19
Tested COVID19 Positive: Here Are The Details On Treatment Protocol

In Odisha, the primary treatment protocol for Covid-19 in all government hospitals have been prescribing Ivermectin 12mg for 3-days by doctors, along with antipyretics (paracetamol). And if the fever is around 103 deg F, then the treatment protocol advises prescribing the anti-viral drug Favipiravir.

Centre To Facilitate Vaccine Supply To States, UTs For Equitable Distribution To Smaller Private Hos
Centre To Facilitate Vaccine Supply To States, UTs For Equitable Distribution To Smaller Private Hospitals

Vaccine doses provided free of cost by the Centre will be allocated to states and union territories based on criteria such as population, disease burden and progress of vaccination.

Odisha CM Naveen Seeks Withdrawal Of Heritage Bylaws For 2 More Bhubaneswar Temples
Covid 3rd Wave: Odisha CM Harps On Training Of Doctors & Health Workers, 610 ICU Beds Ready

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday emphasised imparting training to doctors and healthcare workers in special paediatric care in view of a possible third wave of COVID-19.

Bhubaneswar Witnesses Marginal Surge In Daily Covid-19 Infections, 661 Cases In 24 Hrs
Bhubaneswar Witnesses Marginal Surge In Daily Covid-19 Infections, 661 Cases In 24 Hrs

The cumulative positive case count in the Capital city rose to 81570 including 7222 active cases. While 73965 people recuperated from the disease, the virus has claimed 362 lives in the city so far.

Odisha Heading for Death Peak
327 Deaths in First 8-days In Odisha: How Much Will Be The Second Wave Peak?

The deaths in Covid-19 usually carry a two-week lag. This is the reason why the Covid-19 fatalities peak in the month following the peak month of daily positives. In the first wave, State saw the death peak in October

Odisha Gears Up To Protect Children During Covid-19 3rd Wave; Know Details
Odisha Gears Up To Protect Children During Covid 3rd Wave; Know Details

Creation of a designated wing for paediatric cases in the existing COVID hospitals for better and safe management of cases as strict isolation of COVID-19 positive Paediatric cases may not be possible in general wards.

Oxygen Concentrators
Odia Doctor In Australia Donates 15 Oxygen Concentrators To Bolangir DHH  

A non-resident Odia (NRO) doctor based in Australia has come forward to help people in his native place in the State in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic by donating 15 life-saving oxygen concentrators. 

Odisha To Attain 5 PC Test Positivity Rate In A Week, Says Health Services Director
Odisha To Attain 5 PC Test Positivity Rate In A Week, Says Health Services Director

The test positivity rate (TPR) is declining by 0.5 to 1 percent and if graph continues to fall, the State will reach the acceptable positivity rate within the coming seven to eight days

COVID Vaccine
Indigenous COVID19 Vaccines Are Effective On Mutants Seen In India

The two "Made in India" vaccines got the Drug Controller General of India's (DCGI) approval for restricted emergency use this year leading to the beginning of the world's largest vaccination drive from January 16.