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COVID-19 News Updates

India Can Achieve Herd immunity After October, But COVID19 Vaccination Needs A Boost: SBI Report
Odisha To Set Up Separate Covid Jab Sites For Vulnerable Groups

The identity cards required for registration for Covid-19 vaccination are- Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Passport, Driving License, PAN Card, NPR Smart Card or pension document with photograph.

Covid curve flattening in Odisha: Capital Hospital Director
Corona Graph Flattening In Odisha, But Lockdown Extension Likely If Curve Doesn’t Dip, Says Top Doc

Capital Hospital Director Laxmidhar Sahu on Thursday said that the Covid-19 graph in Odisha is in a flattening mode at present but cautioned that if the curve does not make a downward trend, the government may have to ponder on extending the lockdown restrictions in the State.

Covid Norms Thrown To Wind At Jharpada Jail As Inmates Engage In Merrymaking; Videos Go Viral
Covid Norms Thrown To Wind At Jharpada Jail As Inmates Engage In Merrymaking; Videos Go Viral

The violation of Covid guidelines by the prisoners came to light after some video clips showing their group dance and song programme went viral on social media platforms, exposing the callousness of the jail authorities to the present danger.

MCL To Ramp Up Covid Healthare Facilities In Odisha: Union Minister Joshi
Covid Fightback: Union Minister Directs MCL To Set Up 550 Oxygen Beds With Other Facilities In 4 Odisha Districts

Union Minister of Coal and Mines, Pralhad Joshi on Wednesday informed that he has directed Mahanadi Coalfields Limited to set up a total of 550 hospital beds allied with other crucial medicare infrastructure in 4 districts of Odisha to cater to the government’s need in the fight against Covid pandemic. 

Another Tehsildar Faces Public Fury During Covid Duty In Bhadrak

In yet another instance of attack on government officials deployed on Covid-19 duty, a tehsildar faced the ire of general public during a crackdown on Covid norms violators in Basudevpur area in the district on Wednesday.

Covid Hospital Fire
Odisha Deploys 384 Firefighters At 62 Covid Hospitals To Avert Mishaps

The Fire Services Department of Odisha has deployed as many as 384 firemen with basic firefighting and rescue machinery across 62 Covid hospitals in the State in order to avert fire accidents in the medicals. 

Ganjam Collector
Covid-19: Mobile Testing Facility Introduced In Ganjam

People having Covid-19 symptoms will no more have to face problems as the district administration has launched mobile van testing services in the city here and other areas of Ganjam district.

Global Covid-19 Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 160 Million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 159.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.32 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University

Covid Cases
Covid 19: Odisha Adds 10,649 New Cases, 19 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

Odisha again crossed 10, 000 mark in single-day Covid spike with 10, 649 people testing positive for the contagious disease in last 24 hours. The fresh cases took the State's cumulative count to 57, 6297.

COVID Hospital
Youth Gets Call From Hospital Informing His Father’s Health As Good 10 Days After Death

A man from Talcher received a call from a private COVID hospital in Bhubaneswar informing him that his father is well and good, surprisingly after 10 days of his death.

Malkangiri Police Urges Covid Positive Maoists To Surrender, Offers Free Treatment

In view of the detection of COVID-19 cases in the rural belt of Malkangiri, the district police on Wednesday appealed to Maoists, who are reportedly suffering from Covid-19 infection and other diseases, to surrender and get access to free medical treatment

Covid Cases
Active Covid Cases In Bhubaneswar Breach 11,000 Mark With 1294 New Positives

As the number of Covid-19 positive cases in Odisha continues to raise concerns, the active cases in the capital city breached 11,000-mark with 1294 persons getting infected with the disease on Wednesday

Naba Das
Odisha In An Immediate Need Of 25 Lakh Doses Of Vaccine: Naba Das To Union Health Min

Odisha Health Minister Naba Das put forth a demand of 25 Lakh doses of COVID vaccines before the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan while discussing the vaccination drive in the State on Wednesday.

Covid cases
India COVID19 Update: 13 States Account For Over 82% Of Active Cases

The country's active caseload declined for the second consecutive day on Wednesday to 37,04,099. It now comprises 15.87% of the country's total Covid positive cases.

BMC Launches ‘Test-In-Drive’ To Reduce Rush At Labs For Covid Test
BMC Launches ‘Test-In-Drive’ To Reduce Rush At Labs For Covid Test

“BMC will start Drive-In #COVID19 RTPCR and Antigen Testing facility at BMC Bhawani Mall, Saheed Nagar. Citizens can get themselves tested at the Centre by going to the centre on their own arrangement in a vehicle.”