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COVID-19 Updates

India Records 2.40 Lakh Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 3741 Fatalities

The daily rise in coronavirus cases in India remained below the 3 lakh-mark for the seventh consecutive day, with 2.4 lakh new cases recorded in a single day, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.

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Covid Cautions Go Haywire In Odisha: Hundreds Take Part In Wedding Procession, Video Goes Viral

Throwing Covid restriction guidelines to wind, a group of villagers were seen dancing to the tune of loud DJ music while taking out a marriage procession, banned by the government due to rising cases of Coronavirus, in Baranga area under Patrapur block in Ganjam district.

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Odisha Sees Highest One-Day Spike Of 12852 Covid Cases, 28 Fatalities

Odisha on Sunday reported its highest-ever single-day surge in new virus infections and mortalities with as many as 12852 people testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 and 28 people dying due to the disease in the last 24 hours.

Global COVID-19 Updates
Coronavirus Pandemic: Global Covid-19 Cases Top 166.4 Million Mark

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 166.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.44 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

High Risk Groups
19.49 Crore Vaccine Doses Administered Till Now: Centre

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 19.49 crore on Saturday, the Health Ministry said.

Cyclone ‘Yaas'
Cyclone ‘Yaas’: Odisha Health Dept Issues Advisory For Management Of Covid Facilities

The Odisha Health department on Saturday issued a directive to the district Collectors for management of Covid-19 care facilities in view of impending cyclone ‘Yaas’

Covid-19 Vaccines
Family Members Can Also Be Covered Under Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination: Govt

The Health Ministry said that for industrial and private workplace CVCs (COVID-19 vaccination centres), the vaccine doses will have to be procured by the private hospitals with whom the respective employer ties up.

Odisha Issues Advisory On Covid Prevention In Children, Check Details
Odisha Issues Advisory On Covid Prevention In Children, Check Details

Odisha government issued an advisory to prevent Covid-19 infection in children after reports of increasing instances of virus contamination among children during the current wave of the pandemics surfaced.

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BMC Extends Doorstep Services For Covid-19 Test, Vaccination Of Differently-Abled

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday announced to extend doorstep Covid-19 testing and vaccination (pick and drop) facilities for differently-abled persons in the Capital City from Sunday

Manoj Mishra
Get Covid-19 Test Report At Home, Know How To Check On Odisha Govt’s Website

Now people don’t have to run to the testing centers and laboratories and stand in long queues to get their Covid-19 test reports as Odisha government has launched a website to get the test reports online

Covaxin Effective For 9-12 Months, No Serious Side-Effects So Far: AIIMS
'Covaxin May Hamper Your Travel Plans'; India Dismisses Reports

"The World Health Organisation (WHO) has not taken any decision on banning people from travelling who have been vaccinated with Covaxin. Covaxin is the one of the most effective vaccines to date."

Laxmidhar Sahoo
Next 5-7 Days Very Crucial To Check Covid-19 Spread In Odisha, Says Top Health Expert

Covid-19 positive cases and number of fatalities graphs are on the rise in Odisha. However, a top health expert in the State said that the present trend will take a nosedive from the first week of next mont

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Odisha Woman Sarpanch Uses Collector’s Power, Clamps Shutdown To Check Covid Surge

Exercising the power of district Collector, a woman sarpanch announced a five-day shutdown in her panchayat due to rising Covid-19 cases in her area in Bhadrak district.

Electrochemical ELISA: Novel Test For Total Covid Antibody Concentration

In a first of its kind technology, a test would now help rapid and accurate estimation of total antibody concentration of Covid-19 in clinical samples.

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Covid19: Odisha Reports 11,108 New Cases, 26 Deaths

Odisha’s Covid caseload jumped to 67,9530 on Saturday with  11,108 new cases having been reported in the last 24 hours.

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India's Daily Covid Cases Drop To 2.57 Lakh

With 2,57,299 fresh cases of Covid-19, India on Saturday witnessed the lowest rise in infection since April 21, even as 4,194 people died due to the pandemic in last 24 hours, according to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.

Global COVID-19 Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 165.8 Million Mark

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 165.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.43 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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Cyclone Yaas: Centre Asks States To Make Covid Arrangements In View Of Approaching Cyclonic Storm

"The public health challenges already posed by the Covid-19 pandemic may be compounded due to the direct impact of the cyclone in terms of waterborne, vector-borne and airborne diseases that may arise in the community or in the displaced population in camps and temporary shelter settings."

Rath Yatra 2021: 10 More Carpenters Test Covid Positive, Bio-bubble Around Construction Site
Rath Yatra 2021: 10 More Carpenters Test Covid Positive, Bio-bubble Around Construction Site

Out of the 88 servitors engaged in the chariot construction work, 18 have been tested positive for novel coronavirus so far

Odisha BJP MLAs Demand Rural COVID Surveillance On War Footing

The MLAs of the Opposition BJP in Odisha on Friday wrote a letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik demanding immediate steps to arrest the rapid spread of COVID19 in rural areas and in the tribal belts of the State.

COVID-19 Claimed Over 3 Mn Lives More Than Reported In 2020: WHO 

While the WHO's official death toll due to Covid-19 is around 3.4 million so far, the actual number could be at least 6-8 million, showed the global health body's annual World Health Statistics report 2021.

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Covid Vaccine Procurement: Odisha Modifies Terms For Global Tender

As per the modifications, the storage condition has been revised up to minus 20 degree Celsius subject to condition that the vaccines will remain stable and maintain its potency at 2 degree Celsius to 8 degree Celsius for at least 12 hours.

COVID-19: MHA Issues Advisory To Focus On Vulnerable Sections Amid Second Wave
COVID-19: MHA Issues Advisory To Focus On Vulnerable Sections Amid Second Wave

The government in a statement said that it has been giving high priority on preventing and combating crimes against vulnerable sections of society, including women, children, senior citizens and Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes, and as well as for putting in place institutional mechanisms for preventing and countering human trafficking.

Pradeep Panigrahi
MLA Pradeep Panigrahi, IFS Abhay Kant Pathak Test COVID Positive In Jharapada Jail

Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi and Retired IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak, both lodged at Jharpada jail in Bhubaneswar, test positive for COVID19 on Friday. The duo has been isolated and initial treatment has begun, informed sources.

Cyclone Amid Pandemic In Odisha
Cyclone Amid Pandemic: Odisha's Top Doc Stresses On Extra Caution, Protection From Rain

With Odisha bracing for a cyclone in a few days time, its high time people should maintain extra caution in health matters during the ongoing second wave of the Covid pandemic. The Director of the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar Laxmidhar Sahu has urged people to avoid getting exposed in the rain and windy conditions as much as possible during the cyclone as it may increase risk of infections due to a decrease in immunity inside the body.