State-level serological surveillance to estimate age-wise Covid prevalance will be undertaken in 12 districts of Odisha from August 29 to September 15.
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.
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.
The antibody responses of individuals with confirmed pre-vaccination SARS-CoV-2 infection were compared with those individuals without prior evidence of infection.
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.
In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 578,326 fatalities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The State Health Department of Odisha on Friday informed about the death of as many as two children due to Covid infection.
Countries, including the US, UK, Canada and France, have already rolled out vaccines for people aged 12 years old and above.
“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.
BMC Commissioner said the civic body is prepared to face any exigencies in case the third wave hits the State.
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.