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COVID-19 News Updates

Global COVID-19 Updates
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 176.5 Million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 176.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.81 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Covid Cases
Odisha Logs 3,535 New Covid Positive Cases, 44 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

The daily cases of Covid-19 further dipped in Odisha as the State witnessed 3,535 new cases on Wednesday. With this, the positive tally in the State climbed to 8,63,061, the State I&PR Department informed

Blood Clot
Scientists Discover COVID's Link To Life Threatening Blood Clots

The ADAMTS13 gene provides instructions for making an enzyme that is involved in regulating blood clotting, while VWF is a large multimeric glycoprotein in plasma. Deficiency or dysfunction of VWF can lead to either bleeding or thrombosis.

COVID orphans in Odisha
COVID Orphans Stare At Uncertain Future In Odisha

In the midst of the pandemic, the Odisha government has launched the 'Green Passage' scheme with a view to provide some succor to the Covid-19 orphans... But is it enough?

Centre To Facilitate Vaccine Supply To States, UTs For Equitable Distribution To Smaller Private Hos
Covid Patients Relieved Of Symptoms In 24 Hrs After Taking Antibody Cocktail

Clinical studies published in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine have shown that antibody cocktails reduce hospitalisation or death by over 70 per cent, including a drastic reduction in viral clearance.

AstraZeneca Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Fails To Prevent COVID-19 Symptoms
AstraZeneca Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Fails To Prevent COVID-19 Symptoms

The Covid-19 antibody therapy -- AZD7442 -- was only 33 per cent effective in reducing the risk of symptoms, when compared to a placebo, according to the results of a Phase 3 trial.

Paytm, MakeMyTrip, Other Digital Companies Keen On Approval For Offering Vaccine Bookings
75% Indian Manufactured COVID Vaccines To Centre, 25% To Pvt Healthcare: Govt

"The Centre will provide vaccines to all states and UTs free of cost as already has been announced. Vaccines manufacturers in India will sell up to 75 per cent of their total stock to the Centre and the remaining 25 per cent, they can sell to the private healthcare centres."

COVID-19 3rd Wave Can Be Prevented: VK Paul
Delta Plus Variant Of Interest, Not 'Variant Of Concern': VK Paul

"Delta variant played a major role in the second wave. An additional mutation of this variant, known as Delta Plus, has been detected and submitted to the global data system."

Daily COVID Cases Down 79%, Active Cases 65%: Health Ministry
Daily COVID Cases Down 79%, Active Cases 65%: Health Ministry

More than 1.05 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and union territories while over 47,43,580 doses are in the pipeline and will reach them within the next three days, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday.

COVID Vax
Pfizer, AstraZeneca Covid Jabs Highly Effective Against Delta Variant

Two doses of Pfizer and AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective against hospitalisation from the Delta (B16172) variant, according to a new analysis from Public Health England (PHE).

brain
Covid-19 Can Cause Severe Inflammation In Brain

Researchers have found that coronavirus disease can cause severe inflammation in the central nervous system.

Bijay Mohapatra
Decision On Unlock To Be Taken In 1-2 Days: Odisha Health Services Director

With the extended lockdown coming to end on June 17 amid a decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases, the Odisha government is likely to come up with a comprehensive plan to begin the unlock process in a day or two, said a top health official on Tuesday.

India COVID19 Cases
India Registers Lowest Covid Cases Of Over 60K Since March 29

India's Covid caseload continued to fall with the country recording 60,461 new cases, lowest since March 29 and 2,726 fatalities due to the virus in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Tuesday.

Covid Cases
Covid-19 Cases Continue To Dip In Odisha, Death Rate On Surge

The daily cases of Covid-19 further dipped in Odisha as the State witnessed 3,405 new cases on Tuesday. With this, the positive tally in the State climbed to 8,59,526, the State I&PR Department informed

Global Coronavirus Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 176 Million Mark

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 176 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.80 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Covid Impact on Shooting Industry
The Show Has Stopped: COVID-19 Lockdown And Shooting Crisis In Odisha!

The larger picture is quite the same both ways when social distancing and using masks have been the vital musts to keep the virus at bay

Odisha Unlock plans
Odisha Unlock 1.0: No Lockdown Relaxations In 7 Districts, Night Curfew Imposition Likely

The Epidemic situation report prepared by State Health Department brings two contrasting facts. While Kendrapada becomes the only district in State to post a rise in positive rate in the week ended on June 14, Jharsuguda cuts the TPR to around 2 per cent from 12 per cent a week ago

Covid Vaccination In Bhubaneswar
Odisha Urges Centre To Revise Govt, Private Hospital Vaccine Allocation Ratio To 95:5 

In a letter to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Secretary, Odisha Additional Chief Secretary PK Mohapatra urged the former to revise the private vaccine allocation ratio of 75:25 to 95:5 ratio for the State.

Fake drug probe
Crime Branch Probe Ordered Into Fake Covid Drug Case In Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday ordered a Crime Branch probe into the recent seizure of a huge stock of spurious ‘Favipiravir’, a prescribed drug for Covid-19 treatment, from a chemist shop in Cuttack.

Pune Firm Develops 3D Face Mask Coated With Anti-Viral Agents That Attacks COVID19
Pune Firm Develops 3D Face Mask Coated With Anti-Viral Agents That Attacks COVID19

The coated layer can be incorporated as an additional layer in the existing masks of all kinds can help provide extra protection beyond that achieved by the filtration mechanisms.

RTPCR Tests Drop Big Hint
Second Wave Outbreak In Odisha On Wane? Last 14-days RTPCR Tests Have the Answer

In the last fortnight, the Ct values in the State have nearly doubled to around 30 from 14-15 during the peak month of May. Worldwide the scientist community is unanimous that a high Ct value means low transmission of the virus   

Rourkela Organises Special Covid Vaccination Drive For Foreign-Bound Beneficiaries
Rourkela Organises Special Covid Vaccination Drive For Foreign-Bound Beneficiaries

The civic body made special arrangements to inoculate the beneficiaries including students who will be traveling to foreign countries to study, work and participate in sports events.

Covid viral load
Viral Load Has Decreased In Current Covid-19 Cases: ILS Director

The viral load in current Covid 19 infection cases has decreased substantially than the earlier ones, said Director of Institute of Life Science (ILS), Ajay Parida.

COVID-19 Vaccine
Single Dose Sufficient For Those Already Infected By Covid: Study

A single dose of vaccine is sufficient for those already infected by Covid-19, revealed a study by Hyderabad's AIG Hospitals.

Covid Orphaned
Odisha Govt To Bear Education Costs Of Covid Orphaned Children 

Children orphaned by Covid-19 will be included in the Green Passage Scheme of Odisha government which was earlier implemented to provide free higher education to orphans

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