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COVID-19 News Updates

COVID-19 Serosurvey In 12 Odisha Districts From Tomorrow
COVID-19 Serosurvey In 12 Odisha Districts From Tomorrow

State-level serological surveillance to estimate age-wise Covid prevalance will be undertaken in 12 districts of Odisha from August 29 to September 15.  

Covid Vaccination In Odisha
Odisha Issues Guidelines For Special Covid Vaccination Campaign For Teachers, School Staff

The Odisha government has released a set of guidelines for the launch of a special Covid vaccination campaign for teachers and non-teaching staff of schools across the State.

Odisha Govt Asks Collectors To Ramp Up Covid-19 Vaccination To Achieve 3.5 Lakh Daily Target
Odisha Govt Asks Collectors To Ramp Up Covid-19 Vaccination To Achieve 3.5 Lakh Daily Target

In order to achieve daily target of 3.5 lakh inoculations, Odisha health department has asked Collectors, Municipal Commissioners, CDM&PHOs to improve the pace of Covid-19 vaccination.  

Covaxin Single-Dose To Covid Infected Equivalent To 2 Doses For Unaffected: ICMR
Covaxin Single-Dose To Covid Infected Equivalent To 2 Doses For Unaffected: ICMR

The antibody responses of individuals with confirmed pre-vaccination SARS-CoV-2 infection were compared with those individuals without prior evidence of infection.

Covid-19 cases in India
India Records 46,759 COVID-19 Cases, 509 Deaths

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,18,52,802, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent.

Global COVID-19 Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 215 Million, Deaths Over 4.48 Million

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 578,326 fatalities.

COVID Vaccination: PM Modi Hails 'Momentous Feat' Of Administering Over 1 Cr Vaccines In A Day
COVID Vaccination: PM Modi Hails 'Momentous Feat' Of Administering Over 1 Cr Vaccines In A Day

India administered more than 93 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses on Friday, the highest ever in a single day, the Union health ministry said in a statement.

Fake Covishield Vaccines: Odisha Govt Asks Collectors To Step Up Vigil 
Fake Covishield Vaccines: Odisha Govt Asks Collectors To Step Up Vigil 

The Odisha Health Department has directed district collectors, municipal commissioners, chief district medical and public health officers to remain vigilant following reports of falsified Covishield vaccine and fake vaccination sessions. 

DCGI Approves Phase 2/3 Trials Of First mRNA Vaccine
DCGI Approves Phase 2/3 Trials Of First mRNA Vaccine

Gennova submitted the proposed Phase 2 and 3 study titled 'A Prospective, Multicentre, Randomised, Active-controlled, Observer-blind, Phase II study seamlessly followed by a Phase III study to evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Immunogenicity of the candidate HGCO19 (COVID-19 vaccine) in healthy subjects' which was approved by the office of the DCGI, CDSCO.

'Third Wave' May Be A Tsunami Of 60 Lakh Cases, Warns Maha Minister
'Third Wave' May Be A Tsunami Of 60 Lakh Cases, Warns Maha Minister

Contending that the third wave has already started in the US, the UK, Russia, and other countries, he called upon people to take extreme precautions during the upcoming festivals like Janmashtami, Ganeshotsav, Navratri and Diwali to avoid a surge in the cases.

Covid Claims 2 Kids In Odisha
Two Children Succumb To Covid-19 In Odisha

The State Health Department of Odisha on Friday informed about the death of as many as two children due to Covid infection.

Pfizer Covid Vaccine
Pfizer Covid Jab's Side Effects In 12-15 Year Olds Mild: Study

Countries, including the US, UK, Canada and France, have already rolled out vaccines for people aged 12 years old and above.

Covid 2nd Wave Memory Painful; Follow Norms To Keep Children Safe: Odisha CM Naveen
Covid 2nd Wave Memory Painful; Follow Norms To Keep Children Safe: Odisha CM Naveen

“To protect our children, we need to strictly follow the Covid-19 norms. I appeal people to wear masks, maintain proper hand hygiene routine and practice social distancing. Stay safe and keep children protected," said CM Naveen Patnaik.

Covid Third Wave In Odisha: Curbs on Celebrations Brought In At Right Time, Says Top Health Official
Covid Third Wave In Odisha: Curbs On Celebrations Brought In At Right Time, Says Top Health Official

BMC Commissioner said the civic body is prepared to face any exigencies in case the third wave hits the State.

Free ECMO Treatment In Odisha; CM Naveen Inaugurates Facility At SCB
Free ECMO Treatment In Odisha; CM Naveen Inaugurates Facility At SCB

Nine ECMO machines have been installed at SCB and it is the largest unit in eastern India. Critically ill patients no longer need to depend on other states to seek such advance treatment. The State government will bear the cost of the entire treatment.

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