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Tag: Covid 19 Odisha

Why Odisha Vulnerable To Omicron?
Absence Of TaqPath Test In Odisha Heightens Omicron Risk

Odisha's Covid Policy needs a change. The fight out plan has to include RTPCR tests that are variant detectors

Covid-19 Odisha
Centre Raps Odisha For Decline In Covid Testing, Raises Concerns Over High Infection Rate In 7 Dists

Bhushan therefore asserted that the State Health Department should take required necessary steps to control the spread of infection and reduce fatality by adopting the ongoing strategy of Test-Tract-Treat-Vaccinate-Covid Appropriate Behaviour to keep the situation under control.

Bhubaneswar Achieves Herd Immunity!
Odisha Capital City Scores Herd Immunity: Can 88 Pc Fully Vaccinated Withstand 3rd Wave?

As per 2019 electors data, the 18-plus population in Bhubaneswar was 10.03 lakh. The fully vaccinated in the Capital City as of date stands at 8.84 lakh

Delta plus variant
Delta Plus Variant Spreading Faster? Does It Pose A Threat To Odisha? 

From Amravati to Ratnagiri, Maharashtra has been the host of Delta variants. GISAID data shows the variant made its way to Odisha from Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu. Delta plus is now detected in Maharashtra, TN et al.  But Ratnagiri is yet to show Amravati spike  

Tested COVID19 Positive: Here Are The Details On Treatment Protocol

In Odisha, the primary treatment protocol for Covid-19 in all government hospitals have been prescribing Ivermectin 12mg for 3-days by doctors, along with antipyretics (paracetamol). And if the fever is around 103 deg F, then the treatment protocol advises prescribing the anti-viral drug Favipiravir.

Shifting Of Major Haats In Bhubaneswar From April 26
BMC Begins Decentralisation Of Major Haats In Bhubaneswar: Check New Locations

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has begun the process of shifting major markets (Haats) in the capital city to decentralised alternate locations in view of the alarming rise in…

Covid-19: Odisha To Get 2 Lakh More Doses Of Covishield Vaccine

Bhubaneswar: As many as 2 lakh more doses of Covishield vaccine will reach Odisha today. The State currently has a stock of 3.1 lakh shots of the vaccine which will…

Cinema Hall Sealed
Covid-19 Resurgence In Odisha: Cinema Hall Sealed In Rayagada

Rayagada: A joint enforcement squad of the Rayagada district administration and police sealed a cinema hall in the city for allegedly violating Covid-19 guidelines, on Friday. According to reports, the…

Covid cases in Odisha
Odisha Reports 1,282 Covid-19 Cases, 1 Death In 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 tally in Odisha jumped to 3,46,808 on Friday when 1,282 more people tested positive for the infection, the highest single-day rise this year, while the death toll…

4 More Covid-19 Cases Reported From Private College In Cuttack

Cuttack: Four new novel-Coronavirus cases were reported from another private educational institution in the city. As per information received from Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) Health Officer Dr. Satyabrata Mohapatra, the concerned private college reported first Covid-19 case on Sunday. The CMC authorities carried out contact tracing on persons who might have come in touch with […]

Odisha Reports 358 New Covid-19 Cases, 4 More Fatalities

Bhubaneswar: As many as 358 people were tested positive for Covid-19 while four patients succumbed to the virus in Odisha in the last 24 hours pushing the infection tally to 3,25,505 and death toll to 1,829 in the State on Friday. The new cases were detected from 27 districts of the State. A total of […]

Covid-19 Odisha Update
Covid-19 Death Toll In Odisha Goes Past 1600-Mark, State Sees 757 New Positive Cases

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Covid-19 positivity rate has considerably come down in Odisha since the first week of November, the mortality rate seems to be rising, maintaining a constant upward trend. With the deaths of 16 Covid patients in the last 24 hours, the virus death toll today breached the 1600-mark to reach 1608. While […]

Covid-19 cases in Odisha
Odisha: 1018 Fresh Covid Infections & 12 Deaths Reported; Rayagada Sees Zero Cases In Last 24 Hrs

Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 tally in Odisha rose to 307004 on Friday after 1018 more persons tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours. Twelve fatalities during the period have pushed the death toll to 1495. Of the fresh cases reported from 29 districts, 585 are from quarantine and the rest 433 were local […]

Odisha Sees 1220 New Covid-19 Cases, 15 More Fatalities In A Day

Bhubaneswar: A day after registering Covid positive cases below 1000, Odisha once again witnessed a slight uptrend with 1220 new infections in the last 24 hours, pushing the total cases to 305000 in the State, as per State Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Department. With 15 more fatalities during the period, the death toll due […]

Odisha Registers 1633 New COVID-19 Cases, 16 Deaths In A Day

Bhubaneswar: With 1633 cases on Sunday, Odisha reported a new low in COVID-19 cases in a single day spike. The number of fresh cases reported in the State each day has been below 2,000 from the third week of October. The new positives pushed the COVID-19 caseload to 281215 which included 17886 active cases and […]

With 2546 Positives, New Covid-19 Cases Dip To Record Low In Odisha In Over A Month & Half

Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 cases continued to show a declining trend in Odisha with 2546 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. This is State’s lowest number of fresh infections in over last month and a half. New Corona cases stood at 2239 on August 17, the lowest as compared to the latest figures of fresh cases […]

Odisha Witnesses Biggest Surge With 1833 New COVID-19 Cases

Bhubaneswar: Odisha registered the highest single-day spike of 1833 COVID-19 cases pushing the virus tally to 42550, as per the data shared by I&PR Department. Of the fresh cases reported from 29 districts of the State, 1118 cases were detected from quarantine centres while 715 are local contact cases. The maximum 298 cases were reported […]

Odisha Sees 108 New Covid-19 Cases, Malkangiri Highest With 21 Positives

Bhubaneswar: The upward trend of Covid-19 cases continued in Odisha with 108 more persons testing positive for the virus on Tuesday. With this, the total number of confirmed cases surged to 4163 in the State. Of the 108 new positive cases, 95 cases were reported from various quarantine centres across the State while the remaining […]

COVID-19 cases in Odisha
Coronavirus Cases In Odisha Near 1600-Mark With 76 New Positives

Bhubaneswar: As many as 76 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha in the last 24 hours taking the total number of infected cases to 1593 in the State. With the detection of the new cases, the active COVID-19 tally has jumped to 853 while the total number of recoveries stands at 733. Seven persons have […]

Four GPs Of Bhadrak Decontained, Ganjam Issues Shop Seal Notice

Bhubaneswar: The Bhadrak district administration on Wednesday withdrew the containment zone tag from four gram panchayats of Basudevpur and Bonth blocks which was imposed as a precautionary measure to contain the spread COVID-19. The restrictions of containment zone in all the villages of Chudamani, Kismat, Krishnapur panchayats of Basudevpur block and Bonth Block’s Charigaon panchayats […]

Odisha Fights Corona: State has an upper hand, despite COVID surge!

Bhubaneswar: The COVID numbers in Odisha surge everyday like a tide. Is it an indication of future tense? Not at all. The upping of the COVID heat on Odisha in May seems not to be a new normal in the State’s fight against the novel coronavirus till date. Look at this vital number. The COVID […]

Odisha COVID cases per million: Bhubaneswar tops with 43, Jajpur scores 30!

Bhubaneswar: The COVID scenario in Odisha didn’t show any let up in the first week of May, in comparison to April first week. The COVID positive cases per million in the State was mere 0.93 then, the rate has nearly quadrupled to 4.03 in May first week. What seems bothering is, April first week was […]

Changing COVID India map: Odisha 4th with 96% rise in active cases in 10-days!

Bhubaneswar: During the forty days lockdown, India’s COVID map has gone through a change. In the last 10-days, new states are emerging as the COVID magnet in country. States with large migrant worker population have risen over the COVID horizon. Odisha now occupies the 4th slot with 96 per cent rise in active nCoV cases. […]

Odisha's COVID worry lingers, 23 suspects identified in 48 hours!

Bhubaneswar: The COVID count in Odisha is yet to settle down. The State health department has identified as many 23 COVID-19 suspects during the last 48 hours. The tally of COVID-19 suspects in the State have risen to 44 now. Sources say most of the identified suspects have a contact history with the earlier detected […]

51% Odisha COVID positives show symptoms after 14-days!

Bhubaneswar: With the mounting up of COVID-19 count in the State, major worrying trends pop up on the epidemiology chart of novel coronavirus in Odisha. These pop-ups have grave implications on Odisha government’s current anti-COVID strategy. The key emerging COVID trend observed in the State is, of late, many of the new positives detected in […]

Second COVID Spurt: Rural Odisha turns hotspot, 10 more suspects identified!

Bhubaneswar: The novel coronavirus is acquiring rural hues in Odisha, of late. It is the rural areas that have boosted up the COVID-19 numbers during the second spurt of COVID cases in the State. As many as nine gram panchayats are now under COVID containment zones. The coming weekend may see more gram panchayats under […]

Coronavirus cases climb to 8,356 in India; 34 deaths in 24 hours
COVID-19 In Odisha: Positive Cases Rise To 74, 13 In A Single Day

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has reported as many as 13 COVID-19 cases in a single day on Monday. The total number of Coronavirus positive cases in the State now stands at 74. The case details show, among the six new cases reported, five are from Jajpur district and one belongs to Sundergarh. Details of #COVID19 positive cases […]

COVID-19 Odisha: India’s 3.6% COVID Hospitals In State, 11 Suspects In ICU!

Bhubaneswar: With only 31 confirmed COVID-19 cases in its 27 COVID hospitals till Saturday and 24 recovery cases, can Odisha be considered to be in a safe position or still staring at more cases in coming days? Two districts Bhadrak and Puri were declared non-hotspot centres in Odisha by the Centre for not reporting any […]

COVID-19 Hospitals: Gujarat tops with single largest, Odisha at top with 10 exclusive hospitals

Bhubaneswar: With the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country growing at the rate of 711 per day during the last week (April 5-11), the Union Health Ministry today focused on the number of beds available in the dedicated Covid hospitals across the country. The big revelation surfaced is Gujarat has the single largest […]

COVID-19 Odisha: cases may touch 150 by Apr 30, more female positives than nationally

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha takes a meagre share of below 1 per cent in the country’s Covid-19 pie, the gender divide of novel coronavirus positives in the State presents a bit contrasting scenario vis-a-vis nationally. When the Union Health Ministry recently said only 24 per cent females in the country are Covid-19 positive, the proportion […]

COVID-19 Record? Odisha 1st State to claim a 94% cure rate soon!

Bhubaneswar:  At a time when the country is struggling with a COVID-19 cure rate of around 8.7 per cent, Odisha today dropped a bombshell. The State Health Department today claimed except two novel coronavirus positive patients, soon other 35 active cases will see a closure in the State. Speaking to media today, National Health Mission […]

Covid-19 Odisha: testing capacity set to grow 2.5 times, 2 on ventilator

Bhubaneswar: Despite Bihar reporting its first positive Covid-19 case nearly a week after Odisha, the total Covid-19 tests conducted in the State stood at nearly 1.75 times more than Odisha. In order to a give a big impetus to State’s Covid-19 testing capacity, the State government visualises a large-scale n-CoV testing in the State in […]

COVID19 going community way? ICMR finds rise in n-CoV positives in SARI patients!

Bhubaneswar: An emergency Covid-19 alert for Odisha. Novel coronavirus positive is now being detected in patients with severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) in the State. A higher positivity rate here may sound the alarm bell of community transmission of Covid-19. As per a sentinel surveillance carried out by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) […]

Covid-19 info half-baked in Odisha, time to take a leaf out of Kerala, TN , MP & Punjab

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government patted itself for taking many proactive measures to tackle the growing novel coronavirus pandemic in the State, a yawning gap is clearly discernible in State government’s Covid-19 information management. Post a series of flip-flops in releasing Covid-19 information, the State government on Thursday justified the trickledown theory adopted in […]

Coronavirus live updates
Coronavirus Live Updates: COVID-19 Cases Rise In Odisha, Testing Begins At 2 More Centres

Following the rise in coronavirus cases in Odisha, the State Health Department today informed that COVID-19 testing has begun at the Ispat General Hospital, Rourkela and the Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar.

Covid-19: 66% Odisha households yet to receive advance NFSA ration!

Bhubaneswar:  Even as chief minister Naveen Patnaik has announced advance release of ration for the first quarter period of April -June to all eligible NFSA (National Food Security Act) beneficiaries in State, a whopping 66 per cent of households eligible under NFSA are yet to receive their share. The lift-off rate by the government is […]

67% Odisha coastal districts turn Covid-19 hotspots, 89% positives in 20-50 yrs

Bhubaneswar: When the coastal districts in Odisha have apparently emerged as the Covid-19 hotspots in the State, around 89 per cent of novel coronavirus positives in State belong to the working age-group of 20 – 50 years. Only 9 per cent Covid-19 positives belong to 60 + age-group vis-a-vis 17 per cent nationally. The footprint […]

Odisha's crucial corona fight focuses on 2 Ts - Tablighis & Technology!

Bhubaneswar: Amidst rise in count of novel coronavirus cases in Odisha, and as also the Covid-19 calls keep flooding the state government’s corona helpline (104) at the rate of 12,000 – 14,000 per day, Odisha government has currently zeroed in on two Ts – Tablighis and Technology – to take on the might of coronavirus. […]