The country is preparing for the possibility of a third wave, the health ministry has stated during a Covid briefing on Friday.
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
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.
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.
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.
Odisha government asked officials to facilititate COVID-19 vaccination of transgenders without any discrimination or causing any inconvenience and social stigma
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.
"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."
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".
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)'.
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.
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 has 4,30,422 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,12,531 deaths so far.
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.
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
Under this package, every construction worker will get an assistance of Rs 1,500, an official press release said.
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.
Lack of improvement in the Covid situation in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack seems to have worried the State government
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
Odisha government has allowed some relaxations in the Covid restrictions while extending the partial lockdown by 14 more days
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.
An ECMO machine has been set up at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar on Thursday
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.
India has 4,32,041 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,11,989 deaths so far.
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