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COVID-19 News Updates

Lockdown scene from Rourkela
More Relaxations Likely For Odisha Districts With Less Than 5 PC TPR; 3rd Wave In Sept-Oct

Odisha government has approved several recommendations of the Technical Committee, headed by DMET, for paediatric care in the event of a third wave.

India COVID19
India Records Over 92K Covid Cases, 2,219 Deaths In 24 Hrs

India on Wednesday logged 92,596 new Covid infections in 24 hours, less than one lakh cases for the second straight day and 6,098 cases more than Tuesday, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

Covid-19 Odisha Update
Odisha Reports 43 Deaths And 6,019 Positives In Last 24 Hours

The cumulative Covid-19 count in the State stood at 8,25,110 while the death toll jumped to 3,080. The active cases in the State remained at 65,336 and 7,56,641 patients have so far recovered from the disease

Global COVID-19
COVID-19: Global Caseload Tops 173.8 Million, Deaths Over 3.74 Million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 173.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.74 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Health Ministry To Rope In Media, Celebs, Faith Leaders To Disseminate Accurate Info On COVID Vaccines
CMC Kicks Off Special Covid-19 Vaccination Drive For Students Going Abroad For Higher Study

Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) is all set to begin a special vaccination drive today for the students who are scheduled to travel abroad for higher education purpose.

Discount For Fully Vaccinated
Vendors In Odisha Pitch In To Promote Vaccination, Offer Discount To Inoculated Customers

A group of vendors in Ganjam district have come forward to offer discounts to double vaccinated customers in a bid to promote the ongoing vaccination drive against the Covid-19. 

COVID19 Vaccine's Maximum Price Fixed For Pvt Hospitals: Covishield Rs 780 A Dose, Covaxin Rs 1410
COVID19 Vaccine's Maximum Price Fixed For Pvt Hospitals: Covishield Rs 780 A Dose, Covaxin Rs 1410

The maximum price of Covishield for private COVID-19 Vaccination Centres (CVCs) has been fixed at Rs 780 per dose, while that of Covaxin is Rs 1,410 per dose and Sputnik V Rs 1,145 per dose, it said.

No Data To Show Children Will Be Seriously Hit In Next COVID Waves: AIIMS chief
No Data To Show Children Will Be Seriously Hit In Next COVID Waves: AIIMS chief

Noting that 60 per cent to 70 per cent of the children who got infected and got admitted in hospitals during the second wave in India, had either comorbidities or low immunity, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director said that healthy children recovered with mild illness without need for hospitalisation.

Covid-19
Tested COVID19 Positive: Here Are The Details On Treatment Protocol

In Odisha, the primary treatment protocol for Covid-19 in all government hospitals have been prescribing Ivermectin 12mg for 3-days by doctors, along with antipyretics (paracetamol). And if the fever is around 103 deg F, then the treatment protocol advises prescribing the anti-viral drug Favipiravir.

Centre To Facilitate Vaccine Supply To States, UTs For Equitable Distribution To Smaller Private Hos
Centre To Facilitate Vaccine Supply To States, UTs For Equitable Distribution To Smaller Private Hospitals

Vaccine doses provided free of cost by the Centre will be allocated to states and union territories based on criteria such as population, disease burden and progress of vaccination.

Odisha CM Naveen Seeks Withdrawal Of Heritage Bylaws For 2 More Bhubaneswar Temples
Covid 3rd Wave: Odisha CM Harps On Training Of Doctors & Health Workers, 610 ICU Beds Ready

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday emphasised imparting training to doctors and healthcare workers in special paediatric care in view of a possible third wave of COVID-19.

Bhubaneswar Witnesses Marginal Surge In Daily Covid-19 Infections, 661 Cases In 24 Hrs
Bhubaneswar Witnesses Marginal Surge In Daily Covid-19 Infections, 661 Cases In 24 Hrs

The cumulative positive case count in the Capital city rose to 81570 including 7222 active cases. While 73965 people recuperated from the disease, the virus has claimed 362 lives in the city so far.

Odisha Heading for Death Peak
327 Deaths in First 8-days In Odisha: How Much Will Be The Second Wave Peak?

The deaths in Covid-19 usually carry a two-week lag. This is the reason why the Covid-19 fatalities peak in the month following the peak month of daily positives. In the first wave, State saw the death peak in October

Odisha Gears Up To Protect Children During Covid-19 3rd Wave; Know Details
Odisha Gears Up To Protect Children During Covid 3rd Wave; Know Details

Creation of a designated wing for paediatric cases in the existing COVID hospitals for better and safe management of cases as strict isolation of COVID-19 positive Paediatric cases may not be possible in general wards.

Oxygen Concentrators
Odia Doctor In Australia Donates 15 Oxygen Concentrators To Bolangir DHH  

A non-resident Odia (NRO) doctor based in Australia has come forward to help people in his native place in the State in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic by donating 15 life-saving oxygen concentrators. 

Odisha To Attain 5 PC Test Positivity Rate In A Week, Says Health Services Director
Odisha To Attain 5 PC Test Positivity Rate In A Week, Says Health Services Director

The test positivity rate (TPR) is declining by 0.5 to 1 percent and if graph continues to fall, the State will reach the acceptable positivity rate within the coming seven to eight days

COVID Vaccine
Indigenous COVID19 Vaccines Are Effective On Mutants Seen In India

The two "Made in India" vaccines got the Drug Controller General of India's (DCGI) approval for restricted emergency use this year leading to the beginning of the world's largest vaccination drive from January 16.

Global Vaccine Tender By Odisha Govt
COVID19 Vaccine Allocation Now Based On Some Criteria: Govt

In the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Thursday, it is clarified that "wastage of vaccine will affect the allocation negatively".

Airlifted
Vigilance Director Debasis Panigrahi Airlifted To Kolkata For ECMO Treatment

The Director of Odisha Vigilance Directorate, Debasis Panigrahi was airlifted to Kolkata today for better treatment

DMET-Chief-CBK-Mohanty
Lockdown Has Worked, Vaccination Reduced Severity In Patients: Odisha DMET

The series of lockdowns and shutdowns enforced by the State government of Odisha has really fructified results as anticipated, DMET CBK Mohanty said today.

Odisha CM Announces Package For Urban Street Vendors Hit By Covid-19 Pandemic
Odisha CM Announces Package For Urban Street Vendors Hit By Covid-19 Pandemic

The financial assistance will be provided from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. “As many as 87, 657 street vendors will be benefited from the special package,” the statement added.

India COVID Cases
At 86K New Cases, India's Daily Count Dips 1st Time Below 1L After 2 Months

India on Tuesday logged 86,498 new Covid infections in 24 hours, less than one lakh cases for the first time in the past 66 days, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

Covid Cases
Covid-19 In Odisha: Cases Declining, Deaths On Rise

The Covid-19 single-day cases continue to dip in Odisha with the State recording 5,896 new cases on Tuesday. With this, the positive tally in the State surged to 8,25,110 informed the State I&PR Department

Abhisek
Abhisek Mohapatra Set To Be Shifted To Kolkata For ECMO Treatment, Kin Seek Public Help

A young critically ill Covid-19 patient, Abhisek Mohapatra, who needs urgent ECMO treatment, is all set to be shifted to Kolkata from Bhubaneswar on road as fund crunch has posed hindrance for his airlifting to West Bengal.

Global COVID Updates
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 173.5 Million, Deaths Exceed 3.73 Million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 173.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.73 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

COVID-19 3rd Wave Can Be Prevented: VK Paul
COVID-19 3rd Wave Can Be Prevented: VK Paul

VK Paul noted that India took 141 days to reach 23 crore mark in terms of cumulative doses administered, which remains the second highest in the world after the US, which did in 134 days.

Largest Vaccination Drive
PM Modi's Free Vaccine to 18+ years Will See Odisha Save Rs 14,650cr: Report

Indian Government has committed at 214 crore in the pipeline between August and December. Odisha needs 4.6 crore doses between June and December to fully vaccinate 18+years. As of now, the State has vaccinated over 82 lakh with one dose

PM Modi
Free COVID-19 Vaccine To 18+ Age Group From June 21: PM Modi

"The government of India will provide free vaccine to the states from Monday, June 21, in every state for all citizens above the age of 18 years."

Made-In-India-Ventilators
Battle Against COVID: ISRO Develops 3 Types Of Ventilators, To Transfer Technology

The Indian Space Research Organisation has developed three types of ventilators, and has come forward to transfer the technology to industry for clinical usage as the country battles the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

Vigilance director
Vigilance Director Debasis Panigrahi Set To Be Airlifted To Kolkata For ECMO Treatment

The Director of Odisha Vigilance Directorate, Debasis Panigrahi, who is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital after being infected with Covid-19, will be airlifted to Kolkata today for better treatment.

Covid Vaccination In Bhubaneswar
BMC Expedites Second Dose Vaccination For 18-44 Years Age Group

The city municipal corporation authorities here has expedited the second dose of Covid vaccination for the beneficiaries under the age category of 18 to 44 years. The third phase of Covid vaccination is continuing in the city since May 3. 

Covid Second Wave: SCB To Have Full-Fledged ECMO Unit For Critically Ill Patients
Covid Second Wave: SCB To Have Full-Fledged ECMO Unit For Critically Ill Patients

Barring two private hospitals, no other State-run hospital in Odisha has ECMO facility.

coronavirus
'Rare' genome proves Covid was made in Chinese lab: US experts

Covid-19's rare genome shows that the virus was developed in a Chinese laboratory, two US experts have claimed in an essay, amid growing speculation that the coronavirus leaked from China's infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology, the media reported on Monday.

PM Modi
Ensure 'Optimum Milieu' For Medical Staff: IMA To PM

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his intervention to resolve the long pending pleas of the council and to ensure "optimum milieu" for medical professionals without mental and physical fear.

AIIMS
Screening Of Children For Covaxin Trial Begins At AIIMS-New Delhi

The screening of children for trial of Covaxin, India's first indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine, among those aged between 2 and 18 started at the AIIMS here on Monday.

Covid Cases
'Odisha To Witness Further Dip In Covid Curve By Next Week'

Odisha will witness a further fall in the rate of Covid infections in the next seven to ten days, State Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra informed reporters today.

Corona cases
India records 1,00,636 Fresh Covid Infections; Active Case Tally Drops To 14,01,609

India reported 1,00,636 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest in 61 days, taking the infection tally to 2,89,09,975, while the number of active cases dropped to 14,01,609, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Monday.

Covid-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 10 PC In Odisha Due To Keen Surveillance, Says Top Health Offic
Odisha Logs 6,118 New Covid Cases & 41 Deaths

The trend of steady decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases continues in Odisha with the State reporting 6,118 infections on Monday. However, the death toll due to the contagious virus remained high with 41 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

Global COVID-19 Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 173.1 Million Mark

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 173.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.72 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

COVID Vaccine
Seropositivity Rate, Anti-Spike Antibody Titre Higher In Covishield Than Covaxin: Study

A latest study has found that both vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin elicited a good immune response after two doses, although seropositivity rates and the median anti-spike antibody titre was significantly higher in Covishield as compared to Covaxin.

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