COVID-19 Updates

Covid-19 Cases
India Reports 38,079 New Covid Cases, 560 Deaths In 24 Hrs

The country is preparing for the possibility of a third wave, the health ministry has stated during a Covid briefing on Friday.

Covid cases
Odisha Confirms 67 New Covid-19 Fatalities, 2182 Cases

The Covid-19 positive tally in Odisha also rose to 9,52,111 after as many as 2,182 people tested positive for the virus on Saturday

Global COVID Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 188.9 Million, Deaths Over 4.07 Million

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 334,051,023 and 608,809, respectively.

Covid Package For Mission Shakti In Odisha
Odisha Govt Announces Rs 453.50 Cr Covid Package For Mission Shakti

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced a financial assistance package of Rs 453.50 crore for the welfare of women under the State Mission Shakti programme.

Covid Management Funding Modalities In Odisha
Covid Management: Odisha Govt Issues Modalities For Requisition Of Funds By Subordinate Offices

The Odisha government on Friday highlighted the funding pattern for management of Covid pandemic in the State and issued crucial instructions to the authorities at various levels for requisition of funds.

37 Cr Inoculated Across India After 175 Days Of COVID Vaccination Drive
Odisha Govt Asks Collectors To Ensure 100% Vaccine Coverage Of Transgenders

Odisha government asked officials to facilititate COVID-19 vaccination of transgenders without any discrimination or causing any inconvenience and social stigma 

Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Protection May Last For Lifetime: Study
Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Protection May Last For Lifetime: Study

The researchers found that adenoviruses are able to get into long-lived tissue cells, known as fibroblastic reticular cells, which act as "training grounds" for T-cells.

No Scientific Proof To Show COVID 3rd Wave Will Impact Kids: Experts
No Scientific Proof To Show COVID 3rd Wave Will Impact Kids: Experts

"The Covid rumour waves started as early as the third week of January and the second rumour surfaced in the month of February. There has been confusion around, and all forms of media are pumping the information but all are not credible."

COVID19 Vaccine: Statutory Nod For Zydus Cadila Vax For 12-18 Age-Group Soon, Centre To HC
COVID19 Vaccine: Statutory Nod For Zydus Cadila Vax For 12-18 Age-Group Soon, Centre To HC

The Centre said the vaccination is its top most priority and all efforts are being made to achieve " an objective of 100 percent vaccination in the shortest time possible keeping the available resources in mind and availability of vaccine doses into consideration".

Covid 3rd Wave: Odisha CM Seeks 95 Per Cent Vaccine Allocation
Covid 3rd Wave: Odisha CM Seeks 95 Per Cent Vaccine Allocation

Prime Minister urged the states to take proactive measures to prevent a third wave and stressed on moving forward with the strategy of test, track, treat and 'tika (vaccine)'.

Covid 19
Outsiders’ Inflow Causing Covid Infection Plateau In Bhubaneswar-Cuttack: Odisha Health Official

The cases are revolving around a particular figure in the two cities, he said attributing the phenomenon to the regular movement of outsiders to Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

Covid vaccination
Covid 19 Vaccination Of Pregnant Women Begins In Odisha

As many as 9 lakh expectant mothers are registered in the State annually out of which 4.5 lakh women can be identified for Covid vaccination.

India COVID19 Cases
Fresh Recoveries Beat New Covid Cases In India In 24 Hrs

India has 4,30,422 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,12,531 deaths so far.

Global cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 188.8 Million

US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 33,973,919 and 608,384, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Covid 19
Containment Zone Back In Bhubaneswar Following Surge In Covid Cases

People residing in these areas have been advised to stay indoors. Similarly, ban has been imposed on the entry of outsiders into the restricted zones

Naveen Patnaik
Odisha CM Releases Rs 385cr COVID-19 Assistance For 26 Lakh Construction Workers

Under this package, every construction worker will get an assistance of Rs 1,500, an official press release said.

WHO Chief Says It Was 'Premature' To Rule Out COVID Lab Leak
WHO Chief Says It Was 'Premature' To Rule Out COVID Lab Leak

China has struck back aggressively, arguing that attempts to link the origins of COVID-19 to a lab were politically motivated and suggesting that the virus might have started abroad.

COVID-19 Testing
COVID Situation In Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Continue To Worry Odisha Govt

Lack of improvement in the Covid situation in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack seems to have worried the State government

Covid Vaccination
Odisha COVID19 Breaking: Fully Vaccinated People May Turn Super Spreaders!

While announcing the extension of partial lockdown today in Odisha, CS Suresh Mahapatra's statement regarding positivity among the fully vaccinated population in Bhubaneswar, and they having the potential to spread the virus, heightens the risk

Covid Unlock In Odisha: What May Open, What Not?
Odisha Partial Lockdown Extension: Know What's Allowed, What's Not

Odisha government has allowed some relaxations in the Covid restrictions while extending the partial lockdown by 14 more days

Odisha Unlock
Odisha Unlock: Partial Lockdown To Continue Till August 1, Check Details

Bus services will resume across the State. However, no bus services will be allowed to Puri till July 25 in view of Ratha Jatra. In the other districts, buses will be ply with seating capacity while no standing passenger will be allowed.

ECMO
ECMO Set Up At AIIMS Bhubaneswar, Treatment From Next Week

An ECMO machine has been set up at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar on Thursday

Coronavirus
'Delta Variant Likely To Become Dominant Covid Strain Globally'

World Health Organization has warned that the Delta strain is likely to spread to more countries and that it is likely to become the dominant form of Covid-19 "in the coming months.

Govt Waives Import Duty On Raw Materials For Covid Test Kits, Black Fungus Drug
India Logs 41K Covid Cases & 581 Deaths In 24 Hours

India has 4,32,041 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,11,989 deaths so far.

Covid Cases
Odisha Confirms 66 New Covid-19 Fatalities, Cases Dip

The Covid positive tally in Odisha also rose to 9,47,859 after as many as 2,110 people tested positive for the virus on Thursday