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COVID-19 News Updates

Covid Third Wave
Covid Third Wave: Odisha Govt To Set Up 3,000 Paediatric Beds In Hospitals

Odisha Government will set up 3,000 paediatric beds including 250 ICU beds at various hospitals

India Adds 41,195 Fresh Covid Cases, 490 Deaths In A Day

The total number of samples tested up to August 11 is 48,73,70,196 including 21,24,953 samples tested on Wednesday.

More Countries, Territories Report Covid Variants: WHO

As of Thursday morning, the global coronavirus caseload, death toll and vaccination tally stood at 204,626,055, 4,323,778 and 4,527,816,903, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

COVID-19 Test
Intranasal Vaccine Blocks Covid, Stops Transmission In Animal Trials

The vaccine is based on a common poultry virus called the Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV), which can reproduce in humans but is harmless.

Global Spike In COVID Cases May Lead To Dangerous Variants
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 204.6 Million, Deaths Over 4.32 Million

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 32,036,511 cases.

Covid RTPCR Tests In Odisha
RTPCR Test Labs In All Odisha Districts From August 15

In order to strengthen its fight-back mechanism ahead of a possible third wave of Covid pandemic, the Odisha government is setting up better laboratory testing infrastructure in districts across the State.

SCB Medical
Covid Patient Flees From SCB Medical In Cuttack

A Covid patient has escaped from the Covid ward of SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack

Booster Covid Jab
Booster Covid Jab Will Better Protect Against Future Variants: Study

Scientists suggest that an additional boost, even using vaccines containing the original strain of coronavirus, will increase protection against variants of concern

Covid cases
India Registers Lowest Covid-19 Active Cases In 140 Days

India witnessed a single day rise of 38,353 coronavirus infections taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,20,36,511

Ganja Worth Rs 1 Crore Seized From Oxygen Laden Truck
No Deaths Confirmed From O2 Crisis, One 'Suspected' From A State: Health Ministry

Health Ministry Joint Secretary Luv Agrawal said, "Only one state has till now reported a suspected death due to oxygen crisis during the second Covid wave. No other states have reported deaths due to oxygen crisis."

Covid Vaccination in Odisha
Over Three Lakh Pregnant Women Given First Dose Of COVID-Vaccine: Govt

A total of 50,91,84,770 COVID-19 vaccines have been made available from January till August 5 under the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

India COVID-19 Cases
India Reports 28,204 New Covid Cases, Lowest In 147 Days

The weekly positivity rate remains below 5 per cent and is currently at 2.36 per cent.

Global COVID Updates
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 203.6 Million, Deaths Over 4.30 Million

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 31,969,954 cases.

Lingaraj Temple
Religious Institutions In Bhubaneswar To Reopen From Aug 23, BMC Releases Guidelines

No devotee will be allowed inside the Garva Griha of the temple and will be allowed "Darshari' from a safe distance only. Similarly, there will be no offering of diyas and bhogs at the temples.

School Re-opening: Know Districts Vulnerable To Third Wave
Reopening Of Schools: Know Districts In Odisha Vulnerable To Third Wave

The Harvard Infection Rate Index puts Khordha district at 129 of 718 districts in the country. Parliamentary standing committee favours opening of schools but calls to hold classes in alternate days or in two shifts