The samples from the foreign returnees have been sent for genome sequencing to trace if they are infected with the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2
Even as Odisha is witnessing a consistent fall in daily COVID-19 cases, the State health department on Thursday directed district and municipal administrations not to slacken the efforts implemented for management of the pandemic.
As the second wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections sweeps Odisha, as many as 816 prisoners have been tested positive for Covid-19 in the State during the month of May 2021, a statement released by the State Prison Headquarters has revealed.
Odisha touched a new height in daily cases of fatalities due to Covid-19 since the onset of pandemic with 35 more patients succumbing to the deadly virus in last 24 hours even as the single-day spike once again crossed 11,000 mark during the period.
The daily spike in Covid-19 cases saw a marginal dip in Odisha as the State reported a total of 10939 virus infections in the last 24 hours. The addition of the new positives takes the cumulative Covid tally to 714380. With 11614 recoveries reported late on Monday, the total number of recovered cases has risen to 601224. The active Coronavirus cases meanwhile have surged to 110554.
Puri: Amid massive resurgence in Covid-19 positive cases in the State, the district administration of Puri has imposed a ban on cremation of bodies from outside the district at Swargadwar.…
Bhubaneswar: Amid a relentless rise in Covid-19 cases in Odisha, the State Government has decided to keep a strict vigil at all the porous village routes along the inter-state border…
Bhubaneswar: In an attempt to contain the coronavirus spread in Odisha, the imposition of weekend shutdown in all urban areas of the State continued for the second day on Sunday.…
Bhubaneswar: Odisha witnessed the most number of Covid-19 single-day positive cases in 2021 when as many as 2989 persons tested positive and two patients succumbed to the virus in the…
Bhubaneswar: The second wave in Odisha is apparently growing fast and furious. With the recovery rate slipping to a mere 22 per cent today as against 60 per cent on…
Bhubaneswar: New cases of SARS-nCoV infection have begun to paint a disconcerting picture for Odisha with the State on Saturday recording more than 200 cases for the third straight day in a row. As per the State Health department data, a total of 210 fresh Covid cases have been reported from various parts of the […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported a surge of 3053 new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total virus tally to 229387 in the State on Saturday. Of the fresh cases, 1804 patients are from quarantine, while 1249 are local contact cases, informed State I&PR department. Cases continue to rise steadily in Khordha district […]
Bhubaneswar: As many as 110 persons have been tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Odisha taking the coronavirus tally in the State to 3250, informed State Information and Public Relations Department. Of the new cases, 97 were detected from quarantine and 13 are local contacts, added the I & PR department. […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government spokesperson on Coronavirus, Subroto Bagchi on Saturday said that COVID-19 infection might reach its fourth stage later this month. Citing the increasing cases of the positive cases despite all measures and awareness, he said, “In Odisha, Covid-19 infection may reach its 4th stage this month. Maximum infection is apprehended in this month.” […]
Bhubaneswar: Alleging mismanagement at quarantine centres across the State, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday lashed out at the Odisha government and warned of massive protests if the issues are not resolved on a priority basis. State BJP general secretary Prithviraj Harichandan said that the State government is not following the standard operating procedure […]
Bhubaneswar: In Odisha, the month of May is only the beginning of COVID-19’s uptick phase. Come June and July, the peak corona picture of the State will be on full display. However, the cheering part of Odisha COVID story is the Corona curve will anyway go flat from August. And sunset of Coronavirus on the […]
Bhubaneswar: Despite the COVID heat on Odisha in May, the cool fact for the State is in the indicator of confirmed cases per day, Odisha still doesn’t figure in the top-10 states that record large number of corona cases in the country. An analysis of the confirmed COVID cases in major states during the period […]
Bhubaneswar: In this decisive battle against COVID-19, quarantine is the main battle tank to smoke out the COVID attack on Odisha. But any fault in operating this main attack weapon has the potential to backfire. It is exactly this that is giving nightmares to State health administration, as a massive 4,411 quarantine norm violations have […]
Bhubaneswar: As Odisha recorded a massive 68 COVID positive cases in last 48 hours, the corona shocker is reproduction number or R0 value (means rate of secondary infection) in the state is third highest in the country. Now, one COVID positive individual is infecting nearly 2 other persons in Odisha. This emerging big trend in […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Wednesday reported second COVID-19 death taking the total toll in the State to two. The second COVID-19 fatality was once again reported from Khurda district. As per the State Health and Family Welfare Department, the deceased was a 77-year-old Male of Madhusudan Nagar in Bhubaneswar and he had underlying co-morbidities of hypertension, […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha is bracing up for an influx of lakhs of people who are stranded outside the state because of the ongoing lockdown. While the State government expects around 5 lakh people belonging to the state to return from outside states within days after the lockdown ends on May 3, another estimate reveals that a […]
Bhubaneswar: As many as 3 doctors, 19 nurses and paramedical staff have been mandatorily put in quarantine as they came in direct contact with the recent COVID-19 positive cases in Jajpur, informed Jajpur Collector Ranjan Kumar Das today. “The recent confirmed cases had come in direct contact with some doctors & paramedical staff at the […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday asked all the district collectors to ensure the safety of women and girls in the shelter camps that are housing thousands of migrant workers stranded due to COVID-19 lockdown. In a letter to the district collectors, Labour Secretary Anu Garg said the safety of women and girls in those […]
Bhubaneswar: Amid the spurt in COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases, the Odisha government has released 3,481 undertrial prisoners and convicts on bail and parole respectively, in its bid to decongest jails across the state. Some inmates have also been relocated to less-crowded jails, DGP (prison) S K Upadhyay said. “We have (temporarily) released 3,481 undertrial prisoners and […]
Bhubaneswar: Amid the ongoing fight against the novel-coronavirus, Odisha government on Tuesday informed that students from class I to VIII will soon get doorstep delivery of their textbooks. Informing about the same, the State School and Mass Education Minister, Samir Ranjan Das today said that the textbooks of class I to VIII have already reached […]