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COVID-19 Updates

Global COVID19 Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 230 Million Mark

US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 42,539,373 and 681,111, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Fourth Patient Under ECMO Support Dies At Cuttack SCB
Fourth Patient Under ECMO Support Dies At Cuttack SCB

The patient was admitted to the hospital on August 29 due to severe lungs infection and she was undergoing ECMO treatment since then

Rs 50K For Each Covid Death From State Disaster Relief Funds, SC Told
Rs 50K For Each Covid Death From State Disaster Relief Funds, SC Told

'The ex-gratia assistance to families affected by Covid-19 deaths will continue to be provided for deaths that may occur in the future phases of the pandemic as well, or until further notification'

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
WHO Chief Thanks India For Resuming Covid Vaccine Export

Director-General of WHO has thanked Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya for resuming shipments of vaccines against the Covid-19 to the global platform COVAX from October.

India COVID Cases
Active COVID-19 Cases In Country Lowest In 186 Days

A reduction of 7,586 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Black Fungus In Odisha
Black Fungus In Odisha: 212 Cases, 29 Deaths So Far; Says Health Department 

As per the Health and Family Welfare Department, 109 patients who have been diagnosed with Black Fungus infection are undergoing treatment in various hospitals in the State. Nearly 68 persons have recovered from Black Fungus infection in the State so far.

India COVID19
India COVID-19 Updates: Active Cases Lowest In Last 184 Days

The active cases comprise 0.92 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, the ministry said.

Global COVID Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 229 Million Mark

US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 42,286,531 and 676,059, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Pfizer's COVID Vaccine Safe, Generates Immune Responses In Kids Aged 5-11
Pfizer's COVID Vaccine Safe, Generates Immune Responses In Kids Aged 5-11

The antibody responses in the participants given 10 microgram doses were comparable to those recorded in a previous Pfizer-BioNTech study in people 16 to 25 years of age immunised with 30 microgram doses.

COVID-19 Cases in India
COVID-19: India Logs 30,256 New Cases, 295 Deaths Today

Of the 4,45,133 deaths reported so far in the country, 1,38,518 are from Maharashtra, 37,603 from Karnataka, 35,337 from Tamil Nadu, 25,085 from Delhi, 23,591 from Kerala, 22,887 from Uttar Pradesh, and 18,652 from West Bengal.

Global Covid-19 Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Surges 228.4 Million, Death Toll Over 4.69 Million

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (21,239,783), the UK (7,464,791), Russia (7,170,069), France (7,043,875).

India Logs 30,773 New COVID-19 Cases, 309 Fresh Fatalities
India Logs 30,773 New COVID-19 Cases, 309 Fresh Fatalities

As many as 15,59,895 tests were conducted on Saturday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 55,23,40,168

Global COVID 19 Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 228.1 Million, Deaths Surge Over 4.68 Million

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Brazil (590,508), India (444,529), Mexico (270,538), Peru (198,948), Russia (193,891), Indonesia (140,323), the UK (135,478), Italy (130,284), Colombia (125,860), Iran (116,791), France (116,662) and Argentina (114,367).

Centre Plans To Procure 20 Cr Covishield, 1 Cr Zydus RNA Vaccine Doses In September
Centre Plans To Procure 20 Cr Covishield, 1 Cr Zydus RNA Vaccine Doses In September

Stating that there is no shortage of vaccines in the country, the source said that the Centre is capable of supplying as many vaccine doses the states need, in real-time without any delay.

Covid-19 Vaccine
84-Year-Old Kerala Woman Gets Both Dose Of Covid Vaccines 30-Mins Apart

An eledrly woman from Kerala was administered two doses of the Covid vaccine within a gap of 30 minutes

COVID19
Antibodies From Covid's Original Strain Don't Bind To Variants: Study

According to researcher Nicholas Wu from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, characterising what kinds of antibodies the body is most likely to make to fight a natural infection is an important roadmap for vaccine design

India Sets World Record
India Sets World Record Of Administering Over 2.50 Cr Vaccine Doses In A Day

India achieved the milestones of administering over 2.50 crore vaccine doses under the "Vaccine Sewa" campaign to mark the 71th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Vaccines Turn Ineffective: COVID Rebounds In China, Affects Children
Vaccines Turn Ineffective: COVID Rebounds In China, Affects Children

The outbreak of the Delta variant of Covid-19 in the southern province of Fujian has become a case of huge concern for the Chinese authorities. The number of cases is increasing at a rapid speed while the authorities are struggling to contain new infections.

Adar Poonawalla
Unethical to give Covid-19 booster doses now: Adar Poonawalla

It was unethical to start giving the third booster dose of Covid vaccine to someone when others in certain countries and populations have not even got two doses for full vaccination, said Adar Poonawalla on Friday

Covid Outbreak: Two Govt Offices Sealed In Odisha Capital
Two Govt Offices Sealed In Odisha Capital After Detection Of Covid Cases

The offices of Bhubaneswar Sub-collector and Bhubaneswar Tehsil have been sealed by the city municipal corporation authorities as a precautionary measure to curb the outbreak of the Coronavirus cases.

 Covid Vaccine
Odisha Health Dept In Fix Over Vaccine Hesitancy Among People; It’s Forgetfulness, Says Top Official

The Health Services Director further said that reminders are also sent to the beneficiaries on the day of vaccination as well.

India COVID19 Cases
India Records 34,403 COVID-19 Cases, 320 Deaths

It said that active COVID-19 cases in the country decreased by 3,867 cases in a span of 24 hours.

Global COVID19 Updates
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 226.9 Million, Death Toll Over 4.66 Million

US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 41,782,046 and 669,987, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Vaccine Booster Dose
Covid vax protection wane over time, boosters important: Pfizer, Moderna

Protection from mRNA vaccine against Covid-19 can last only for about six months, or a little more, claimed US drug makers Pfizer and Moderna.

vitamin D
Vitamin D may protect severe Covid infection, death: Study

An international study found that a good amount of Vitamin D in the body before Covid-19 infection can prevent severe disease and death.