The travel advisory that imposed additional checks and quarantine on those arriving from the UK has been relaxed by the Union Health Ministry
In view of high test positivity rate & number of active cases, Khordha district has been marked as a red zone district. This information was shared by Odisha’s Directorate of Medical Education & Training (DMET), Chief, CBK Mohanty.
The three-dose DNA built vaccine has 66.6 per cent efficacy against Covid.
As per the government data, Odisha has recorded 615 cases in the last 24 hours including 323 from Khordha alone on October 13.
The researchers are testing the compound in mice in combination with other treatments that target other key parts of the virus.
A decrease of 7,247 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.
Pharma major Biological E has sought approval from drug regulator Drugs Controller General of India to conduct the phase-3 clinical trial of Covid vaccine Corbevax.
Crowding at markets during this festive season is really worrisome. Flagging concerns over it, DMET chief CBK Mohanty has urged people to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour during the festive season.
In view of the prevailing Covid19 situation in the state, Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra has warned people to be careful during the festive season. Speaking about the rising R-value over last two days, Mohapatra said that there are other two parameters, which are severity and rate of hospitalisation.
The Drugs and Comptroller General of India (DCGI) has given a go-ahead to Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for vaccination of children in the 2-18 years age group.
The Health Ministry has planned that the feat will be celebrated as India's triumph over Covid 'evil spirit' much like the 'Vijayadashami' festival, which signifies the victory of good over evil.
The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) has given the necessary approval for the administration of the anti-Covid vaccine to children.
While Khordha topped the list with 274 cases, Cuttack registered 37 new cases followed by Mayurbhanj (23), Balasore (20), and Jajpur (15). Meanwhile, Puri registered 13 cases and Kendrapara and Sambalpur recorded 11 cases each. All other districts of the state registered less than 10 cases each.
Since the end of September, several Covid-19 vaccines have been certified by the WHO UEL, including Pfizer-BioNTech, Janssen, Moderna, Sinopharm, Sinovac, AstraZeneca, and Covishield.
US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 44,453,347 and 714,058, according to the CSSE.
Jagatsinghpur district administration issued the prohibitory orders in and around the temple keeping in view the huge rush of devotees during Dussehra
Even though positivity rate seems to be declining in Odisha, the capital city’s caseload still remains high. Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Monday (Oct 11) said that around 40 per cent of Odisha’s daily Covid-19 infections are from Bhubaneswar.
The rate of infection in Bhubaneswar has always been a cause for concern as the Covid graph in the city is fluctuating and not decreasing.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.
The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (21,575,820), the UK (8,192,541), Russia (7,658,923), Turkey (7,444,542), France (7,156,066), Iran (5,702,890), Argentina (5,265,859), Spain (4,973,619), Colombia (4,972,236), Italy (4,700,316), Germany (4,318,437), Indonesia (4,227,932) and Mexico (3,720,545), the CSSE figures showed.
On the occasion of Mental Health Day, Odisha Public Health Director Niranjan Mishra threw light on a crucial phenomenon the state is battling with over the past one and half year.
In Septemeber, the Drugs Controller General of India had granted permission for the conducting Phase 3 bridging trials of Sputnik Light on the Indian population.
Despite formidable challenges, we have ably dealt with the situation and the Central Government has also awarded us this year for our efforts to address the mental health during the pandemic, the top health official informed.
The vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advanced visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
A decrease of 5,672 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.