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Global Covid-19
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 246.3 Million, Deaths Over 4.99 Million

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 45,949,951 and 745,665, according to the CSSE.

Global Covid-19 Caseload
US CDC Okays 4th Covid Shot For Some Immunocompromised People

The CDC this week updated its Covid-19 vaccine guidance to approve the fourth dose for immunocompromised people that includes organ transplant recipients, certain cancer patients, and people with HIV, at least six months after completing their primary vaccination series, NBC news reported.

US FDA authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech vax for kids aged 5-11
US FDA authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech vax for kids aged 5-11

In that study, the vaccine was 90.7 per cent effective in preventing Covid, according to the FDA.

India COVID Cases
Active COVID-19 Cases In Country Increase To 1,61,555

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.

Global Covid-19 Caseload
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 246 Million

The current global caseload, death toll and the total number of vaccine doses administered stood at 246,004,319, 4,988,624 and 6,947,883,074, respectively

Fully Vaccinated? You Can Still Spread Virus At Home
Fully Vaccinated? You Can Still Spread Virus At Home

While Covid vaccines do prevent serious Covid illness and deaths, they are less effective at spreading infections, particularly since the emergence of the more infectious Delta variant.

COVID Risk From Crackers
Diwali Firecrackers May Lead To Rise In Covid Cases: Odisha Top Health Official

Diwali Firecrackers May Lead To Rise In Covid Cases: Odisha Top Health Official

Novel Drug Treatment For COVID19 Identified
Novel Drug Treatment For COVID19 Identified

The researchers from the University of Kent in the UK and Goethe-University in Germany found that the drug benfooxythiamine, an inhibitor of this metabolic pathway, suppressed reproduction of SARS-CoV-2, and infected cells did not produce coronaviruses.

Firecrackers During Diwali May Push Up Covid-19 Cases: Top Odisha Health Official
Firecrackers During Diwali May Push Up Covid-19 Cases: Top Odisha Health Official

CBK Mohanty, Director of Medical Education and Training (DMET) said though we have a tradition of bursting crackers during Diwali it will lead to air pollution and helps in the growth of coronavirus infections.

Odisha COVID-19 Cases
Odisha Logs 365 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 3 New Fatalities

The state has so far fully inoculated 1,12,34,317 people by administering double doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

India COVID19
Active COVID-19 Cases In Country Increase To 1,61,334

An increase of 345 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Global Covid Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 245.4 Million, Deaths Exceed 4.97 Million

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 34,231,809 cases.

Govt Extends Nationwide Containment Measures Till Nov 30
Govt Extends Nationwide Containment Measures Till Nov 30

The home secretary said states and union territories, on a regular basis, should closely monitor case positivity, hospital, ICU beds occupancy of every district falling under their jurisdiction.

Odisha Logs 412 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Fatalities
Odisha Logs 412 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Fatalities

Odisha currently has 4,747 active cases, while as many as 10,27,108 patients, including 334 on Wednesday, have recovered from the highly infectious disease.

India COVID19 Cases
India Reports 16,156 Covid Cases, 733 Deaths

The active caseload stands at 1,60,989, lowest in 243 days.

Global COVID19 Updates
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 244.9 Million, Deaths Exceed 4.97 Million

US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 45,703,865 and 741,231, according to the CSSE.

$32.1 Billion Fund To Help Women, Newborns Hit By Covid Pandemic
$32.1 Billion Fund To Help Women, Newborns Hit By Covid Pandemic

The campaign coordinated by The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), based on a global Call to Action to protect women, children and adolescents.

Fake Covid Positive Certificate: Diagnostic Centre In Bhubaneswar Gets Show Cause
Fake Covid Positive Certificate: Diagnostic Centre In Bhubaneswar Gets Show Cause

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation took note of a newspaper article published on Wednesday about issuance of fake COVID positive certificate to a person by GenX Diagnostics located in Sahid Nagar area in the city. 

COVID Is Down But Not Out
Amid Virus Uptick, Odisha Top Health Official Warns COVID Is Down But Not Out

The surge in number of cases in some of the countries could be attributed to complacency in adhering to Covid appropriate behaviour, genetic mutation of the virus and  the commencement of the fall season (autumn) in October

US FDA Panel Okays Pfizer Covid Vax For Kids Aged 5-11
US FDA Panel Okays Pfizer Covid Vax For Kids Aged 5-11

"Covid-19 is "the eighth-highest killer of kids in this age group over the past year,"

India Covid-19 Cases
Active COVID-19 Cases Lowest In 242 Days

A decrease of 1,155 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

WHO Body Seeks More Clarification To Decide On Covaxin EUL
WHO Body Seeks More Clarification To Decide On Covaxin EUL

Hyderabad based Bharat Biotech is expected to submit the data by this weekend.

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin
WHO May Approve Bharat Biotech's Covaxin Within 24 Hours

The Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech had applied to the WHO on April 19 for Covaxin's Emergency Use Listing

Covid-19
Covid Exposed Unequal, Unaccountable, Divided World: WHO Panel

The report was launched by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), an independent body set up by the WHO and the World Bank in 2018 to prepare for pandemics, in Berlin

India COVID19 Cases
India Logs 12,428 New Covid Cases, Lowest In 238 Days

The active caseload stands at 1,63,816, which is the lowest in 241 days.