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COVID-19: Every 10th Household In India Report Active Cases

Every 10th household in India is right now reporting an active case within immediate family members and almost every fifth household in India is reporting loss of life among near and dear ones, as per the IANS-CVoter Covid Tracker.

Late MLA Pradeep Maharathy's Brtoher Pranaya Succumbs To Covid-19
Late MLA Pradeep Maharathy's Brother Pranaya Succumbs To Covid-19

The 64-year-old Pranaya Maharathy was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar after he tested positive for coronavirus infection.

Odisha Extends Lockdown: Know What’s Allowed, What’s Not
Extension Of Lockdown In Odisha From June 1? Find What Experts Say

As Odisha continues to record between 6000 and 11000 cases even during the lockdown, health experts believe that the present situation is not conducive to relax the restrictions completely.

COVID19: India Reports 1.65L New Cases, Lowest Since April 12
COVID19: India Reports 1.65L New Cases, Lowest Since April 12

India's overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,78,94,800 with 21,14,508 active cases and 3,25,972 deaths so far.

Odisha Reports 9,541 Covid-19 Cases, 33 Deaths In 24 Hours

At least 33 patients undergoing treatment for Covid-19 succumbed in the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 2,719 in Odisha

Centre Announces Pension For Families Who Lost Earning Member Due To COVID
Centre Announces Pension For Families Who Lost Earning Member Due To COVID

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his government stands in solidarity with their families and through these schemes, efforts are being made to mitigate financial difficulties that may be faced by them.

COVID-19: Global Caseload Tops 169.7mn
COVID-19: Global Caseload Tops 169.7mn

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 33,251,717 and 594,304, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Covid-19 Vaccination
RMRC Bhubaneswar Asked To Study Covid-19 Infections Among Vaccine Receivers 

RMRC Bhubaneswar has been requested to carry out a follow up to assess the hospitalization and severity among COVID-19 positive individuals post vaccination as compared to non-vaccinated COVID-19 positive individuals

Odisha Villages With Zero COVID-19 Infection
Many Villages Remain COVID-Free In Odisha, Thanks To Self-Discipline And Awareness

The key to several Odisha villagers' immunity to COVID-19 is not vaccine or alternative medicines, but their self-discipline and awareness

Containment Zone
Covid-19: Three Villages In Jagatsinghpur Declared Containment Zone

The entire Gadaharispur GP consisting of three villages- Gadaharispur, Asia and Garia villages have been declared as containment zone till June 4. 

COVID19 Fight: India Has Got 3L Remdesivir Vials, Over 6K O2 Concentrators From Abroad
COVID19 Relief: 18,040 Oxygen Concentrators, 7.7 Lakh Remdesivir Vials Received As Foreign Aid Dispatched To States

The Centre has stopped allocation of antiviral drug Remdesivir to states as the supply of the critical medication has surpassed the demand,

Odisha Places Order For DRDO 2-DG Anti-Covid Drug
Odisha Places Order For DRDO 2-DG Anti-Covid Drug

The anti-covid medicine which was developed by Defence Research Organisation (DRDO) in Collaboration with the Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy’s Pharma Laboratory is claimed to help faster recovery of hospitalized patients and reduce oxygen dependence.

Lockdown In Odisha Should Be Extended Till June 15, Says Top Health Expert

Odisha has already crossed its peak in the ongoing second wave of Covid19 infection last week and started  showing a downward trend. However, in order to contain the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the State, lockdown should be extended

COVID Recovery
India's Covid Recovery Crosses 90%, Active Caseload slides To 22 Lakh

India's Covid-19 recovery rate has gone up to 90.80 per cent and the active caseload slid down to 22,28,724 -- a positive sign amid the second wave of the deadly pandemic.

Daily COVID-19 Count In India Lowest In 45 Days

The single day rise in coronavirus cases was recorded at 1,73,790, the lowest in last 45 days, taking India's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,77,29,247, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Saturday.

Covid cases
Odisha Logs 35 Deaths With 7K Plus New Covid Positive Cases 

The Covid-19 related fatalities in the State has turned into a major reason of concern as the number of daily deaths is hovering over 30 for the last few days even as the single-day positive cases has come down drastically.

COVID19: States, UTs To Get 46L More Vaccine Doses In 3 Days
Doctors & Health Experts Suggest To Odisha Govt To Go For Massive Vaccination

Doctors and health experts have suggested to the Odisha government to go for massive vaccination as it is better than lockdown and any other measure to arrest the spread of COVID-19 infection in the state.

Global COVID19 Updates
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 168.5 Million: WHO

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 168.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.50 million, according to official figures published by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Vaccination Stumbles In Odisha, Online Registration To Blame
Covid Vaccination Stumbles In Odisha Thanks To Online Hurdles 

As the Covid pandemic sweeps across Odisha, the government's massive inoculation initiative for all above 18 years of age to arrest the rising Corona crisis in the State is a laudable effort. However, this ambitious step of the government seems to have hit a roadblock. The lack of internet accessibility and poor telecom infrastructure in several pockets of the State has now evolved as a major challenge for the government in achieving its target of universal vaccination. 

Odisha CM Sanctions Additional Funds To 3 Dists For Covid Managament Bhubaneswar: In order to manage the rising Covid-19 situation, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday sanctioned additional funds for three districts-Puri, Sonepur and Sambalpur- from the chief Minister Relief Funds (CMRF). Puri district which had earlier received of Rs 14,59,74,408 from the government, was sanctioned additional further from CMRF. With the additional amount, Puri district now has received a total Rs 16,59,74,408  for Covid management. Similarly, the Chief Minister has also sanctioned Rs 1 Crore for Sonepur district, which was given 2,50,00,000 earlier. With Rs 1 crore additional funds, the total amount sanctioned to the district went up to 3,50,00,000 for Covid-19 management. Similarly, Sambalpur district received a total Rs 16,12,80,692 with additional fund of Rs 4,62,80,692 released today from the CMRF. The government had previously sanctioned Rs 11,50,00,000 for the district to spend on Covid management.
CM Naveen Chairs First Covid Advisory Committee Meeting, Seeks Advice from Experts

Chairing the first COVID Advisory Committee meeting, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday sought the advice of top health experts in the country on strategies to tackle the possible future waves of the pandemic.

Covid-19 Vaccine
Odisha Seeks Centre's Permission To Divert Surplus Covaxin For 18+ Age Group

Naba Das on Friday urged the Centre to allow the surplus vaccines, which the State has in stock for the age group of 45 and above, to be diverted for a short term.

Covaxin Price Slashed To Rs 400/Dose For States
Production Batches Of Covaxin Initiated In March To Be Ready Only In June

For vaccines to result in actual vaccination of people, highly coordinated efforts are required from international supply chain, manufacturers, regulators, and state and Central government agencies, it added.

COVID19: Lowest Daily New Cases In 44 Days, Recovery Rate 90%

India's daily recoveries continued to outnumber the daily new cases for the 15th consecutive day. 2,59,459 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours with 73,095 more recoveries during the last 24 hours as compared to the daily new cases.

New Born COVID Postive
Covid Negative Mom Gives Birth To Covid+ Baby In Varanasi

A Covid negative mother has given birth to a baby who tested positive immediately after being born.

Vaccine Bids
Odisha Extends Deadline For Global Vaccine Bids Till June 4

The Odisha government on Friday announced extension of the deadline for submission of bids for global tender floated for procurement of Covid-19 vaccines by one week. The tender process which was scheduled to end today has now been extended till June 4