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India Records 1.86 Lakh New Covid Cases, Lowest Since April 14

India on Friday reported 1,86,364 fresh Covid-19 cases while 3,660 patients succumbed to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

Covid Vaccine
Global Tender Bids For Covid Vaccine Procurement To Be Opened In Odisha Today 

The Odisha government is all set to open the bids it received from potential suppliers in response to the global e-tender for procurement of Covid-19 vaccines doses. 

Covid cases
Odisha Sees Dip In Daily Covid Count With 7,216 New Infections, No Let-Up In Deaths

Odisha witnessed a drastic fall in the Covid-19 cases for the second day in a row with the State registering 7,216 new infections in the last 24 hours. However, there was no break in the rising cases of fatalities.The State recorded 33 deaths during the period taking the total death toll to 2651

Global Covid Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 169.6 Million Mark

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 168.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.52 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Groom Dies Of COVID
COVID Takes Groom’s Life On Wedding Day In Odisha

A pal of gloom descended over the small town of Attabira in Bargarh after Jivardhan Bhoi, a young man in his early 20s, died of COVID on his wedding day.

Journalists Frontline Workers
Centre Approves Rs 5 Lakh Assistance To Kin Of 67 Journalists Who Died of Covid-19

In the financial year 2020-21, the central government provided assistance to families of 41 journalists who died due to the infection.

COVID-19: Zydus Seeks DCGI Approval For Clinical Trial Of Monoclonal Antibodies Cocktail
COVID-19: Zydus Seeks DCGI Approval For Clinical Trial Of Monoclonal Antibodies Cocktail

SARS-CoV-2 spike protein targeted, neutralizing monoclonal antibody based treatments have received emergency use authorization in mild COVID cases in the US, Europe and in India because they significantly reduced viral load in mild patients and their rate of hospitalization.

Odisha Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra
'Drop In Covid-19 Cases In Odisha Is Due To Less Covid-19 Testing For Cyclone Yaas'

Although the Covid-19 testing has decreased in the State in view of cyclone since the last two-three days, the usual test positivity rate (TPR) has declined from over 20 per cent to 14 per cent.

Russia Starts Vaccinating Animals Against COVID-19
Russia Starts Vaccinating Animals Against COVID-19

Clinics are seeing an increase in vaccination requests from "breeders, pet-owners who travel frequently and also citizens whose animals roam freely".

COVID19: States, UTs To Get 46L More Vaccine Doses In 3 Days
India To Produce 259Cr Covid-19 Vaccine Doses By Year-End

Centre is making all efforts to ramp up vaccine production in the country and exuded confidence that by December the monthly production of Covid vaccines will go up to 59 crore doses.

COVID-19: MHA Issues Advisory To Focus On Vulnerable Sections Amid Second Wave
India Records 2.11L New Cases, 3,847 COVID-19 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

Tamil Nadu recorded the highest new cases with 33,764 people testing positive for the virus, while Kerala added 28,798 cases. Meanwhile Maharashtra saw most fatalities at 1,013, Karnataka added 530 and Tamil Nadu 475. Strict measures have been initiated by the M.K. Stalin government to bring down the Covid figures.

Covid-19 Negative Report Rule
Cyclone ‘Yaas’ Effect! Odisha Sees Dramatic Decline In Single-Day Covid Spike, No Let Up In Fatalities

The single-day spike in Covid-19 cases in the State witnessed a drastic fall with only 6,736 people testing positive for the virus in last 24 hours even as there is no break in the rising cases of fatalities.

Covid-19 in Odisha
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 168.1mn, Death Exceeds 3.49mn

The University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 168,181,146 and 3,494,001, respectively

Covid Vaccination in Odisha
Odisha: Covid Vaccination Resumes In Bhubaneswar, Rourkela After Cyclone Yaas

The vaccination exercise against Covid-19 which was halted in the State in view of very severe cyclonic storm Yaas has resumed today. 

Vaccination
India Crosses 20 Crore Covid-19 Vaccinations Mark In 130 Days

India has crossed 20 crore cumulative Covid-19 vaccinations, achieving this milestone in 130 days since the start of the vaccination drive on January 16, the Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Wednesday

Thrombosis
Odisha Issues AEFI Advisory To Report Post Vaccination Thrombosis

The Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department on Wednesday issued advisory for the physicians and beneficiaries to report suspected Thrombosis after Covishield vaccine administration.

Vaccination
Odisha Issues Guidelines For Covid-19 Vaccination At Workplace, Check Details

Industrial establishments can vaccinate their employees and their family members in their hospitals by procuring vaccines of their own or if hospital is not available, they can arrange the inoculation in a work place tagging with a private hospital CVC.

Covid-19
45% Of Covid-19 Patients Left Hospital In Worse Physical State: Study

As many as 45 per cent of patients hospitalised for Covid-19 experienced a significant functional decline after being discharged, a team of researchers has found

Odisha Reports 35 Deaths, Highest Covid Fatalities In A Day
With 35 Deaths, Odisha Reports Highest Single-Day Covid Fatalities

Odisha touched a new height in daily cases of fatalities due to Covid-19 since the onset of pandemic with 35 more patients succumbing to the deadly virus in last 24 hours even as the single-day spike once again crossed 11,000 mark during the period.

COVID Vax
1.77 Crore Vaccine Doses Still Available With States, UTs, 1 Lakh More In Pipeline

More than 1.77 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and union territories, and they will receive one lakh more within the next three days, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

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4,157 Die In 24 Hrs As India Logs 2.08 Lakh New Covid Cases

A day after recording less than two lakh cases of Covid, India on Wednesday once again breached the mark with 2,08,921 fresh cases while 4,157 fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours, Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

Australian Scientists Develop New Drugs To Fight Covid-19
Australian Scientists Develop New Drugs To Fight Covid-19

Professor Sudha Rao, head of QIMR Berghofer's Gene Regulation and Translational Medicine Group, said they were able to develop the drugs after discovering that some people have a chemical tag which acts like a padlock on the ACE2 receptor.

Fake Drug Rackets On The Prowl In Rural Areas; Cheap Antibiotics Sold As Remdesivir
COVID19 Vaccine: India Gets 12L Favipiravir, 6.9L Remdesivir In Foreign Aid

Major consignments were received on May 23 and May 24 from United Arab Emirates (UAE), Singapore, Ontario (Canada), US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and Nestle (Swiss India Chamber of Commerce). The foreign relief aid includes 20 oxygen concentrators, 540 oxygen cylinders and 536 ventilators or Bi-PAP or CPAP.

SOP For Orphanage
Odisha Issues SOP To Prevent COVID Surge At Mental Health Hostels, Orphanages, Child Care Homes

In view of the public health challenges that have been compounded owing to the recent resurgence of COVID-19 in the State, the Health Department in Odisha issued protective measures for mental health hostels, short stay homes, orphanages, child health care homes in the State on Tuesday.

COVID-19
Monitoring 2 Signs Easily Measured At Home Can Cut Covid Death Risk

Simply monitoring respiration rate and blood-oxygen saturation at home can cut the risk of death due to Covid-19, finds a study.