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Global COVID Updates
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 237.5 Millon, Death Toll Exceeds 4.84 Million

US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 44,317,553 and 712,972, according to the CSSE.

Odisha COVID-19 Cases
Odisha Logs 526 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Fresh Fatalities

The Health and Family Welfare department informed that the state during the last 24 hours has reported four fresh deaths which pushed Odisha's COVID-19 fatalities to 8,242. The latest COVID deaths have been reported from Nabarangpur (2), Jagatsinghpur (1) and Bolangir (1).

India Covid Cases
Active COVID-19 Cases In Country Lowest In 206 Days

It said that a total of 4,50,375 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,39,470 from Maharashtra, 37,866 from Karnataka, 35,754 from Tamil Nadu, 26,072 from Kerala, 25,088 from Delhi, 22,896 from Uttar Pradesh and 18,882 from West Bengal.

Global COVID Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 237.2 Million

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Brazil (600,425), India (450,127), Mexico (281,121), Russia (210,673), Peru (199,615), Indonesia (142,560), the UK (137,945), Italy (131,228), Colombia (126,552), Iran (122,012), France (117,895) and Argentina (115,444).

December Threat
Odisha Top Health Official’s Warning For December

Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Friday (Oct 8), warned against a rise in Covid-19 cases in the state during the month of December.

Lakhimpur Kheri violence
Not Satisfied With Action Of State: SC On UP Govt's Probe In Lakhimpur Kheri Violence

Salve admitted before the top court that what has been done by the state is not satisfactory and remedial action will be taken soon, and urged the bench to put the matter for hearing immediately after the Dussehra vacation.

Director of Sate Health Services, Bijay Mohapatra
Covid-19: Next 3 Months Crucial For Odisha, Warns Top Health Official

Briefing on the Covid-19 situation in the Capital city, the Health Services Director said, “The rate of infection in Bhubaneswar has always been a cause for concern. Every day, 200 to 400 infections are being detected in the Capital City."

India COVID19 Cases
India Logs 21,257 New Covid Cases, 271 Deaths

India's recovery rate currently stands at 97.96 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

Global COVID Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 236.7 Million, Deaths Over 4.83 Million

US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 44,158,348 and 710,173, according to the CSSE.

'Please Watch Your Oct, Nov, Dec,' Govt Warns People Of COVID Surge During Festival, Wedding Season
'Please Watch Your Oct, Nov, Dec,' Govt Warns People Of COVID Surge During Festival, Wedding Season

Warning people about the threat of COVID-19 resurgence during the coming festival and wedding season, Health Ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal said, "Please watch your October, November, December."

Work From Home
Work From Home May End By 2021 End, Firms Ready With Office Return Plans

With the strong improvement in economic sentiment and activity, there is also a push from companies to restore normalcy and business as usual

CBK Mohanty
Odisha Top Health Official On ‘Rising Covid-19 Cases In Bhubaneswar’

Even though a slight rise in Covid-19 cases had been observed in Bhubaneswar, the Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) Chief, CBK Mohanty termed it to be normal fluctuation.

Micro Containment Zones To Be Set Up In Bhubaneswar To Prevent Covid Cases, Says Odisha DMET Chief
Micro Containment Zones To Be Set Up In Bhubaneswar To Prevent Covid Cases, Says Odisha DMET Chief

Meanwhile, the smart city reported 111 Covid-19 positive cases, which included 95 local contacts and 16 quarantine cases, on Wednesday. With this, the active cases in the City stood at 3,372.

COVID Testing
Active COVID-19 Cases In India Lowest In 204 Days

A decrease of 2,489 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Global COVID Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 236.4 Million

US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 44,058,671 and 707,775, according to the CSSE.

Odisha Govt Initiates Process To Award Ex-Gratia To Kin Of Covid Dead
Odisha Govt Initiates Process To Award Ex-Gratia To Kin Of Covid Dead

State Health department has written to Collectors in all districts to constitute a committee at district-level for issuance of ‘Official document’ for Covid-19 death.

Covid Vaccine Hesitancy In India At Lowest Level, Only 7% Adults Now Hesitant: Survey
Covid Vaccine Hesitancy In India At Lowest Level, Only 7% Adults Now Hesitant: Survey

The study conducted by the online community platform LocalCircles received 12,810 responses from citizens -- 67 per cent men and 33 per cent women across 301 districts

BMC
BMC Declares Apartment In Forest Park Area As Containment Zone

BMC on Wednesday declared a residential apartment, Rajendra Vihar Apartment, in the Forest Park area of the Capital city as ‘containment zone’ following the detection of several Covid-19 positive cases.

Maintain precautions as Covid not over yet, warns AIIMS chief
Maintain Precautions As Covid Not Over Yet, Warns AIIMS Chief

Dr Guleria warned that, at the current time, it is premature to say the pandemic has become endemic and we still need to be extremely cautious as we don't know how will the virus behave in coming times.

India Covid-19 Cases
India Records 18,833 Fresh Covid Cases, 278 Deaths

With 59,48,360 vaccine doses administered in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage crossed the 92 crore mark as per provisional reports till 7 a.m. on Wednesday. This has been achieved through 89,35,354 sessions.

BMC Revises Norms For Marriage And Funeral Gatherings, Check Details
BMC Revises Norms For Marriage And Funeral Gatherings, Check Details

The civic body said the modifications have been made to obviate some confusion arisen in the earlier order. 

WHO To Take Final Decision On Approval To Covaxin Next Week
WHO To Take Final Decision On Approval To Covaxin Next Week

WHO & an independent group of experts are scheduled to meet next week to carry out the risk/benefit assessment and come to a final decision whether to grant Emergency Use Listing to Covaxin.

Vaccination Drive Faces Major Huddle
Tension Erupts In These Odisha Villages As Vaccination Drive Faces Major Huddle

People in certain areas across Odisha still face lot of difficulties in getting themselves inoculated for various reasons

India COVID Cases
India Logs 18,346 Fresh Covid Cases, 263 Deaths

The active caseload is presently 2,52,902, which is the lowest in 201 days. Active cases presently constitute 0.75 per cent of the country's total positive cases

Global COVID-19 Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 235.3 Million, Deaths Over 4.80 Million

US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 43,852,204 and 703,278, according to the CSSE.