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COVID-19 Updates

India Logs 1.2L Covid Cases In 24 Hrs, Lowest Since April 7

India on Saturday logged 1,20,529 new Covid infections in 24 hours, the lowest since April 7. During the same time span, 3,380 more people succumbed to the pandemic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

Odisha Reports 7395 Covid-19 Cases, 40 Deaths In 24 Hours

The Covid-19 single-day cases continue to dip in Odisha with the State recording 7,395 new cases on Saturday. With this, the positive tally in the State surged to 8,06,094, informed the Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Department

Global COVID-19 Updates
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 172.4 Million Mark

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 172.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.70 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

DCGI Grants SII Permission To Manufacture Russian COVID Vaccine Sputnik V: Sources
DCGI Grants SII Permission To Manufacture Russian COVID Vaccine Sputnik V: Sources

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) on Friday granted Serum Institute of India (SII) the permission to manufacture Russian COVID Vaccine- Sputnik V for examination test and analysis at its licensed facility at Hadapsar, ANI quoted sources as saying.

Covid-19 Norms Violated In Nabarangpur
Covid Guidelines Flouted During Yatra In Odisha’s Nabarangpur

An alleged video of the festival which has gone viral on social media clearly shows that the attendees flouted all norms and many were seeing roaming around without masks and face cover.

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Odisha's Global Tender For Covid-19 Vaccines Gets 2 Bids

The Odisha government has received two bids in response to the global e-tender it had floated for procurement of Covid-19 vaccine doses from global market. 

Pratap Sarangi, Jual Oram Bat For Covid Hospitals In Balasore, Sundergarh
61 PC Beds For Covid Patients Lying Vacant In Odisha: Director, Health Services

"General bed utilisation is around 39 % while beds having oxygen and ventilator facilities are around 60 % in the case of Covid patients. Still, the number of CC, DCSP, DDS have been increased in five-six places."

Patient missing from Covid hospital in Odisha
Odisha: Patient Goes Missing From Covid Hospital In Cuttack, Family Clueless

A patient tested positive for Covid-19 has gone missing from a hospital much to the dismay of his family members who are yet to find him despite searching from pillar to post over the last fortnight. 

BMC Begins Covid-19 Vaccination Camps For Urban Homeless People
BMC Begins Covid-19 Vaccination Camps For Urban Homeless People

A majority of these people may not have any identity card and are living in different Shelter For Urban Homeless (SUH) under the Corporation's jurisdiction.

Covid 19 Vaccination In Bhubaneswar
BMC To Launch Special Drive For Second Dose Vaccination Of 18-44 Age Group

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will be launching a special drive to administer the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine to beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 years.

Pfizer Jab Produces Less Antibodies Against Delta Variant: Lancet

People fully vaccinated with two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are likely to have more than five times lower levels of neutralising antibodies against the Delta variant (B16172) when compared to the original strain, according to new laboratory data that supports Pfizer's plans to deliver booster shots in Autumn.

India Records 1.32 Lakh Cases, 2713 Covid Deaths

India on Friday logged 1,32,,364 new infections in 24 hours as 2,713 more succumbed to the pandemic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

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Green Corridor Created For Airlifting Of Critically Ill Patient From Odisha To Chennai

He is not an eminent personality nor does he belong to an affluent family. But, 24-year-old Amrit Pradhan of Berhampur, a critically ill patient was airlifted to Chennai on Thursday evening through an air ambulance.

Odisha Covid Cases & Deaths
Odisha Sees Marginal Dip In Daily Covid Positives, Deaths

Odisha on Saturday recorded a slight dip in the number of daily Covid cases and the fatalities resulting due to the viral disease. As per the Health Department, the State has reported a total of 7729 new positives and 39 deaths in the last 24 hours. 

Global COVID19 Caseload
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 172 Million, Deaths Exceed 3.69 Million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 172 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.69 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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25 Million Doses: Who All Get US Vaccines And How Much?

Riding on strong vaccination numbers at home where more than 63 per cent of American adults have received at least one dose, US President Joe Biden announced on Thursday the US will donate 75 per cent of its unused Covid-19 vaccine stockpile to the United Nations-led COVAX global vaccine program which has delivered less than 80 million doses so far.

Orphaned Due To COVID
Odisha Child Line Demands Actual Count Of COVID Orphans In State

The dreaded virus has already taken away smile from the faces of these innocent twins in Gadiabandha village under Padmapur block of Rayagada district in the second wave of the pandemic

Hospital Beds In Odisha
Covid-19: 5 PC Hospital Beds In Odisha Reserved For Health Workers' Treatment

The Odisha government on Thursday ordered reservation of five per cent of beds in hospitals for healthcare workers and their family members for treatment of Covid infection.

Odisha Govt Orders Streamlining Covid Testing Process In State
Why Doctors Say Second Week In COVID19 Infection May Be Life's Last Week?

A Covid-19 patient also goes through second wave during infection period. Counting days important as swift deterioration starts after 5th day and will be all over by the 12th day. Monitoring one's wellbeing is key to fight SARS-n-CoV

Vaccine Shortage In Bhubaneswar
There Is A Shortage Of Vaccine For 18+ Age Group In Bhubaneswar: BMC

Admitting that the State Capital does not have enough doses of COVAXIN for the age group of 18-44, the Commissioner of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), Sanjay Singh on Thursday assured that it will be made available soon.

Why Experts Say Third COVID19 Wave Is Inevitable In Odisha? When Will It Strike?

The second wave peak in Odisha has been 3-times the first peak count. If the global third wave peak of nearly twice of the second wave peak is considered, then State's peak count in third wave may cross 20k!

More Than 23 Crore COVID19 Vaccine Doses Provided To States/UTs
Adequate COVID19 Vaccines From August Onward: NITI Aayog CEO

"From then on, we should be able to vaccinate everybody in India properly and that should help us," he said, amid a shortage of vaccine in various states.

Serum Institute
COVID19 Vaccine: Serum Institute Of India Seeks DCGI's Nod To Manufacture Sputnik V

"The Serum Institute of India (SII) put up an application to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Wednesday seeking permission to manufacture COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V for examination, test and analysis at its licensed Hadapsar facility."

COVID-19 Vaccine
Second Made-In-India Vax Coming, Deal Signed For 30 Cr Doses

Biological-E's vaccine is currently in Phase-3 clinical trials after showing promising results in Phase 1 and 2, and it is likely to be available in the market in next few months, said a Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) statement.

Global 'Hot Spots' Where New Coronaviruses May Emerge Identified

While the exact origins of the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, remain unclear, scientists believe that the disease likely emerged when a virus that infects horseshoe bats was able to jump to humans.