COVID-19 News Updates

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Odisha: 21 UTPs Test Covid Positive At Udala Sub-Jail

As many as 21 under trial prisoners (UTP) at Udala Sub-jail in Mayurbhanj district tested positive for the coronavirus today

Coronavirus Protocols To Quickly Identify Mutants Developed By Scientists

A worldwide network of scientists has isolated functional units of the SARS-CoV-2 proteins in such a way that their structure, function and interactions can now be characterised by researchers the world over and develop protocols to quickly spot mutations and new variants.

Covid-19 Vaccination Resumes in Cuttack, Halts In Balasore

After two day-halt for weekend shutdown, the vaccination drive against Covid-19 has resumed across the State barring few places due to unavailability of vaccines.

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India Sees Dip In Infections, Records 3.66L Cases & 3,754 Deaths

Witnessing a decline, India on Monday recorded 3,66,161 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 3,754 fatalities, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Black Fungus Now Spotted In Covid Patients In Odisha

The fatal Black Fungus disease also known as Mucormycosis has now also been reported from patients in the State Capital city of Odisha.

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 157.9 Million Mark

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 157.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.28 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Dos And Dont's In Home Isolation - The AIIMS Guidelines

The AIIMS has given guidelines on Covid management in home isolation at a recent training session for 14 experts from tertiary care centres across the country.

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Covid-19: At 10,031 New Infections, Odisha Sees Dip In Daily Cases

Odisha continues to witness a dip in number of Covid 19 cases for last three days. The number of daily infections which stood at 10,635 yesterday has come down to 10,031 today. The total caseload has  mounted to 54, 4873 following today’s figures.

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Covid Jabs Won't Raise Immunity In Organ Transplant Patients: Study

Patients, who had organ transplants, remain vulnerable to Covid-19 infections even after a second vaccine dose, finds a study that urges people who are immunocompromised to strictly adhere to wearing masks, and maintain physical distancing, even after vaccination.

Nirmala Sitharaman
GST Exemption On COVID19 Vaccines May Lead To Price Hike: FM Sitharaman

Amid calls for full exemption of goods and services tax (GST) on COVID-19 vaccines, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said that a complete waiver may lead to a rise in their prices, impacting the common man.

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Bhubaneswar Witnesses New 1084 Covid-19 Positive Cases In 24 Hours

As the COVID numbers in Odisha continued to raise concern, the capital city, Bhubaneswar saw 1048 persons getting infected with the dreaded disease in the last 24 hours. Besides, 906 more patients have also recuperated and discharged from hospital too

Odisha: Youth Attacks Cop During COVID Shutdown Enforcement, Arrested

A youth was arrested on the charges of abusing and attacking an on-duty policeman during weekend shutdown at Balanga area in Puri district on Sunday

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Covid Centre Inmates Protest Over ‘Lack Of Food’ In Gajapati 

The Odisha government’s tall claim of ensuring adequate facilities for returnees from other States fell flat after a number of migrants workers reportedly staged a protest alleging irregular serving of food at a centre in Gajapati district on Sunday. 

COVID19: States, UTs To Get 46L More Vaccine Doses In 3 Days
COVID19: States, UTs To Get 46L More Vaccine Doses In 3 Days

The Central government has so far provided more than 17,56,20,810 vaccine doses to States and Union Territories (UTs) "free of cost", and has planned to provide additional over 46 lakh doses within next three days.

Asit Tripathy
WODC Chief Asit Tripathy Stresses On More ICU Beds, RT-PCR Machines in Sundergarh, Bargarh

Two RT-PCR machines will soon be installed at Rourkela Covid hospital and High-Tech Covid hospital in the Steel City for smooth and early diagnosis of Covid-19 infections.