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COVID-19 Updates

Anganwadi workers
Covid 19: Rs 50 Lakh Aid To Kin Of Deceased Anganwadi Workers, Helpers And Supervisors In Odisha

With a view to instill confidence and social security among the Anganwadi workers, supervisors and helpers engaged in Covid-19 duty, the State government on Tuesday announced a financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh for the kin of these frontline warriors in case of death due to the contagious virus in the line of duty.

India COVID19 Updates
India Reports 1.96 Lakh Covid Cases, Lowest Since April 14

India's daily coronavirus cases fell below 2-lakh mark for the first time since April 14. The country reported 1,96,427 fresh Covid cases on Tuesday and 3,511 fatalities, Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

Covid-19 in Odisha
Covid-19 In Odisha: 10939 Positives, 33 More Deaths In Last 24 hours

The daily spike in Covid-19 cases saw a marginal dip in Odisha as the State reported a total of 10939 virus infections in the last 24 hours. The addition of the new positives takes the cumulative Covid tally to 714380. With 11614 recoveries reported late on Monday, the total number of recovered cases has risen to 601224. The active Coronavirus cases meanwhile have surged to 110554.

Global-COVID19-Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 167.1 Million, Deaths Exceed 3.46 Million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 167.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.46 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

WHO Chief
Ongoing Vaccine Crisis A 'Scandalous Inequity' For Promoting COVID Pandemic: WHO

"More than 75 per cent of all vaccines have been administered in just 10 countries." The fate of the rest of the world is controlled by a small group of countries that are making and buying the majority of the vaccines,"

Identify Fungus By Name, Not Colour: AIIMS Chief On Mucormycosis
Identify Fungus By Name, Not Colour: AIIMS Chief On Mucormycosis

"Black fungus is another family; this term got associated with mucormycosis due to the presence of black dots among the culture of white fungal colonies."

Covid-19 Negative Report Rule
Cyclone Yaas: Odisha Eases Covid-19 Negative Report Rule For Cyclone Management Work 

Persons coming to Odisha for the purpose of relief, repair, restoration and any other associated activities of cyclone management shall be exempted from producing RT-PCR negative report and Covid final vaccination certificate for entering into the State

Global Record: India Conducts 20 Lakh Covid Tests in One Day
Cyclone ‘Yaas’: Odisha Suspends COVID Vaccination, Testing And Survey In 3 Districts

As Cyclone Yaas comes closer to make a likely landfall in Balasore district, the Odisha government has suspended the ongoing COVID vaccination, testing and door to door survey in three sensitive districts from May 25 to 27.

COVID Recovery in Odisha
COVID19: India's Daily Recoveries Outnumber New Cases For 11th Consecutive Day

India's cumulative recoveries reached 2,37,28,011 on Monday and the National Recovery Rate has grown further to touch 88.69 per cent, reveals the latest data of the Union Health Ministry.

Covid Drug
Roche's Antibody Covid Drug Now Available In India

Roche India on Monday announced the rollout of its first batch of the antibody cocktail (Casirivimab and Imdevimab) against Coronavirus in India. The cocktail drug will be marketed by Cipla pan-India.

Sniffer Dogs
Sniffer Dogs Show 88% Accuracy In Detecting Covid: UK Study

Sniffer dogs can help prevent the spread of Coronavirus by detecting SARS-CoV2, the virus behind Covid-19, according to a study, which found that the canines can be 88 per cent accurate in sniffing the virus, the media reported.

COVID-19 Vaccination In Odisha
Another Landmark, Over 1-Crore Of 18-44 Age Group Vaccinated

India crossed a significant landmark in its fight against Covid-19 pandemic on Monday with 1,06,21,235 people of 18-44 age group were administered vaccine under the ongoing world's largest drive.

Women Can Take COVID-19 Jabs Anytime After Delivery: Experts
Odisha Logs 11,059 New Covid Cases With 32 More Deaths

As many as 11,059 new Covid-19 cases and 32 fatalities have been reported in Odisha in last 24 hours. The caseload in the State went up to 7,03,441 while Covid related death toll climbed to 2,516.

Lockdown
Lockdown Restrictions Relaxed For 2 Days In 10 Odisha Districts

In view of the impending Cyclone ‘Yaas’, the Odisha government on Monday announced relaxation in lockdown in 10 districts for two days

Covid-19
COVID-19: New Cases Dip To 2.22 Lakh, Death Toll Crosses 3-Lakh Mark

India recorded 2,22,315 new coronavirus infections in a single day, the lowest in round 38 days, pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,67,52,447, while the death toll crossed the 3-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

Global COVID-19 Updates
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 166.9 Million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 166.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.45 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Superstition
Fight Against Covid-19: People Resort To Superstitious, Bizarre Remedies

As India fights against the second wave of Covid-19, many people across the country have fallen back on superstitions and are opting for a host of unproven and unconventional ways of treatment to survive the deadly virus

COVAXIN
COVID19 Vaccine: Covaxin Trials On Children Likely From Next Month

Bharat Biotech's Business Development & International Advocacy Head, Dr Raches Ella, exuded confidence that vaccine for kids may get the license in the third quarter of this year.

dharmendra pradhan
Petroleum Ministry To Set Up 7 Captive PSA Oxygen Plants In Odisha, DRDO 8

PSUs of the Petroleum Ministry are setting up captive PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) oxygen generation plants to boost emergency care for Covid19 patients in 7 districts of Odisha, informed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday.

Woman Tehsildar
Woman Tehsildar Dances In Wedding Procession 'Violating' Covid Norms In Odisha, Video Goes Viral

Amid the surge in the pandemic, when the Odisha government has entrusted the administrative officials with the responsibility to strictly enforce Covid-19 guidelines in the State, a woman Tehsildar allegedly flouted the norms openly by dancing in a wedding procession in Jagatsinghpur

Cremation
Tehsildar, BDO Cremate Covid-19 Vitim’s Body Unattended By Son In Chandbali

At a time when family members are refusing to touch bodies of Covid-19 victims due to social stigma or fear attached to the pandemic, a Tehsildar and a BDO in Chandbali set a humanitarian precedent for the rest to follow

Women Can Take COVID-19 Jabs Anytime After Delivery: Experts
Women Can Take COVID-19 Jabs Anytime After Delivery: Experts

Healthcare experts said that a woman can get vaccinated against COVID-19 anytime after the delivery of her baby. There is no reason to delay the vaccination after delivery,

Bijay Mohapatra
More Testing Leading To Daily Covid Figures Surge: Odisha Health Official

A top State health official on Sunday attributed the surge in daily Covid cases to the increase in number of testing while  the rise in number of fatalities in the State is caused due to the critically ill patients.

health team
Health Team, Tehsildar Detained By Villagers Over ‘Different’ Covid Test Reports In Nayagarh

A medical team, along with a tehsildar, was detained for around four hours over alleged anomalies in Covid test reports at Mayurjhalia village under Ranpur block in the district on Saturday.

Bonda ghati
Covid Containment Measures Hit Lives Of Malkangiri Bondas

The administrative restrictions in the most remote area of the district, Bonda Ghati, to contain the Covid-19 cases have pushed the lives and livelihood of the tribal people into a state of utter despair.