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Tag: Novel Coronavirus

India's Covid Tally Rises By 2.76l Cases, 3,874 Deaths
India's Covid Tally Rises By 2.76l Cases, 3,874 Deaths

The Health Ministry said that a total of 18,70,09,792 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 11,66,090 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

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Flashback 2020: Countless Days Of Fear & Fury As Odisha Battles Covid-19 Pandemic

By Devbrat Patnaik Infamous among many as the ‘Chinese’ virus – the lethal Covid-19 made its way into Odisha from Italy via New Delhi in March this year. Nine months into the outbreak of the pandemic in the State, and all eyes are now on the new UK variant genome knocking at the doors of […]

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MIT's New Face Mask Can Inactivate Novel Coronavirus Using Heat

Boston: Scientists at MIT have designed a novel face mask that can not only filter out the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, but also inactivate it using heat. The new mask incorporates a heated copper mesh and does not need to be decontaminated or thrown away after use, according to the researchers. As the person […]

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Novel Coronavirus Can Survive On Skin For 9 Hours: Study

New Delhi: The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, may linger on human skin for nine hours, much longer than the flu viruses can, according to a study. The influenza A virus (IAV), in contrast, remained viable on human skin for nearly two hours, said the researchers including those from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in […]

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COVID-19 May Actually Trigger Diabetes In Healthy People

London: In a significant find, a new study has said that the novel coronavirus behind Covid-19 may actually trigger onset of diabetes in healthy people, apart from causing severe complications of pre-existing diabetes. According to the researchers from King’s College London, given the short period of human contact with new coronavirus, the exact mechanism by […]

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Bollywood Producer, Ex-India Footballer Die Due To COVID-19

Mumbai/Kozhikode: Bollywood producer Anil Suri and former footballer Hamza Koya succumbed to the deadly novel coronavirus which has claimed 6642 lives in India till Saturday morning. Confirming the news, the late producer’s brother Rajiv Suri said that he had been rushed to Lilavati and Hinduja hospitals, but had been denied a bed at both institutes, […]

COVID-19 Surge: Central Teams To Be Rushed To 4 States Including Odisha
COVID-19 Updates From Around The World Today

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought countries around the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis from around the globe on Friday. Global COVID-19 cases top 5.1 mn: Johns Hopkins The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surged to over 5.1 million, while the death toll stood at 332,900, […]

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Coronavirus Updates From Around The Globe Today

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Thursday. Global COVID-19 cases near 5 mn: Johns Hopkins The total number of global coronavirus cases has increased to nearly 5 million, while the death toll has surged past 328,000, according […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Updates From Around The Globe

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the novel coronavirus crisis from around the globe on Tuesday. Global COVID-19 cases top 4.8 mn: Johns Hopkins The overall number of global coronavirus cases has increased to over 4.8 million, while the death toll has surpassed 318,000, according […]

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Coronavirus Updates From Around The Globe Today

The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought countries around the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Monday. Global COVID-19 cases top 4.7 mn: Johns Hopkins The overall number of global coronavirus cases has increased to over 4.7 million, while the death toll has surpassed […]

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COVID-19 Updates From Around The Globe Today

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Sunday. Global COVID-19 cases top 4.6 mn: Johns Hopkins The overall number of global coronavirus cases has increased to over 4.6 million, while the death toll has surpassed 311,000, according to […]

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COVID-19 In India: Total Tally Surges Past 70,000 Mark, 2293 dead

New Delhi: The COVID-19 tally in India surged past 70 thousand cases, with 3,604 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday. According to the morning update provided by the ministry, the total number of cases now stand at 70,756. #Covid_19india Update on May 12, 8 AM 3,604 […]

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Coronavirus Updates From Around The Globe Today

The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Tuesday. Global COVID-19 cases surpass 4.1mn: Johns Hopkins University The global number of coronavirus cases has surpassed the 4.1 million mark, while the death toll stood at 285,971, according to […]

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ACE2 Enzyme In Men Make Them More Vulnerable To COVID-19

London: After several studies revealed that men are more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, evidence from a new larger research of several thousand patients shows that men have higher concentrations of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in their blood than women, a molecule that enables the novel coronavirus to infect healthy cells in men. This may help […]

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India records over 4K COVID cases in a day, total cases touch 67152

New Delhi: India saw the highest spike of 4,213 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours taking the total tally up to 67,152, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday. At least 97 new fatalities were also reported in a day. Of the total cases, 44,029 are active and 2,206 are fatalities so far while at […]

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Barack Obama slams US admin for COVID-19 response

Washington: Former US President Barack Obama has slammed the incumbent administration of President Donald Trump for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic as an “absolute chaotic disaster.” A tape recording of Obama’s remarks, rendered during a chat with members of the Obama Alumni Association on Friday, revealed that the former President said that Trump has […]

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128 deaths, 3277 new COVID-19 cases reported in India in last 24 hours

New Delhi: With 3277 new cases and 128 new fatalities, total case count of novel Coronavirus rose to 62,939 and total deaths getting past the 2000 mark, the health ministry said on Sunday. The Health Ministry said of the total, 41,472 are active cases, 19,357 people have recovered, and 2109 people have succumbed to the […]

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ICMR partners with Bharat Biotech to develop COVID-19 vaccine

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday partnered with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) to develop a fully indigenous vaccine for coronavirus. According to a statement issued by the ICMR, the team will use the virus strain isolated at ICMR’s National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune. “The strain has been […]

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COVID-19 patients lose sense of smell by third day of infection

New York: Loss of taste or smell is now among the new coronavirus symptoms that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added to its official list and now, a new study says that loss of the sense of smell is most likely to occur by the third day of infection with […]

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COVID-19 Updates From Around The Globe Today

The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought countries around the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Thursday. Italy’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 29,684 A further 369 COVID-19 patients had died in the past 24 hours in Italy, bringing the country’s death toll to […]

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OTV Expose: Book Shop Owner Nabbed For 'Selling Liquor' Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: Unperturbed by the lockdown restrictions clamped to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, a bookseller in Odisha’s Nayagarh district was found blatantly selling liquor in his shop. This has come to the fore when a formal decision on resumption of liquor sale is yet to be taken by the State government. The illegal act […]

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COVID-19 Death Toll Soars To 1,373 In India With 42,533 Confirmed Cases

New Delhi: With 2,553 new cases and 72 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbed to 42,533 on Monday morning, the Union Health Ministry said. Of the total cases, 29453 are active, 11,706 people have recovered, and 1,373 people have succumbed to the disease. At least […]

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Bhubaneswar Classified As Red Zone As Odisha Govt Issues Fresh Guidelines For Lockdown 3.0

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha is all set to move into the third phase of lockdown from tomorrow, the State government today classified areas under the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) as Red Zone and issued a fresh set of guidelines for the extended lockdown period till May 17. In a letter to all the district collectors, magistrates […]

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Two Surat Returnees Among 5 Tested Positive For COVID-19 In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Five more persons, including two Surat and two West Bengal returnees, tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Sunday. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases reached 162 in the State. As per the data of the State Health and Family Welfare Department, two new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from Ganjam (Surat […]

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COVID-19: With 1,718 new cases, India's corona tally rises to 33,050

New Delhi: With 1,718 new cases and 67 new fatalities in 24 hours, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country climbed to 33,050 on Thursday morning, the Union Health Ministry said. Of the total cases, 23,651 are active, 8,324 people have recovered, and 1,074 people have succumbed to the disease. The total tally […]

COVID-19 Spreads To 3 More Odisha Districts
COVID-19 Spreads To 3 More Odisha Districts, Tally Rises To 122

Bhubaneswar: The novel-Coronavirus has now spread its tentacles to three more districts of Odisha making it a total of 14 districts of the State which have recorded one or more COVID-19 cases. As per the data shared by Health and Family Welfare department, the three new cases have been detected today belong to Jharsuguda, Keonjhar […]

With 1684 new cases, COVID-19 tally crosses 23000 in India, 718 dead
With 1684 new cases, COVID-19 tally crosses 23000 in India, 718 dead

New Delhi: The number of coronavirus patients in the country has crossed the 23,000-mark. So far, 23,077 people have been found infected by COVID-19. Of these 17,610 cases are still active while a total of 4,748 have recovered. According to the Union Health Ministry report, 718 people have died across the country till Friday morning. […]

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Novel coronavirus has not been manipulated or constructed in labs: WHO

Geneva: All available evidence to date suggests that the novel coronavirus has a natural animal origin and was not a manipulated or constructed virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. “Many researchers have been able to look at the genomic features of SARS-CoV-2 and have found that evidence does not support that SARS-CoV-2 is a […]

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7 more big cats test positive for COVID-19 at Bronx Zoo

New York:  Four tigers and three lions have tested COVID-19 positive at the Bronx Zoo in New York, authorities announced, weeks after a Malayan tiger at the facility was confirmed positive and six other big cats were said to be exhibiting similar symptoms. On April 5, the Wildlife Conservation Society that runs the New York […]

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Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Available This Year, Says UK Scientist

London: Two scientists who are leading the charge for a coronavirus vaccine in the UK have been speaking about their projects. Professor Sarah Gilbert is head of a team at the University of Oxford. Trials, which have had 5,000 volunteers, are set to begin on Thursday, the BBC reported. “We just start with two people […]

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Total Number Of Covid-19 Cases In India Nears 20K, 50 Deaths In 24 Hours

New Delhi: With 1383 new cases and 50 fatalities in 24 hours, the total tally of novel coronavirus cases in India reached to 19,984 on Wednesday, health ministry said. In a morning update, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said, of the total cases at least 15474 are active cases of novel coronavirus, while […]

COVID-19: Disinfectant spraying on people harmful, says Health Ministry
COVID-19: Disinfectant spraying on people harmful, says Health Ministry

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has issued an advisory against the spraying of disinfectant on people for COVID-19 management, saying it was physically and psychologically harmful. Even if a person is potentially exposed to the COVID-19 virus, spraying the external part of the body does not kill the virus that has entered the body, […]

Recovered COVID-19 patient tests positive again in Himachal Pradesh
Recovered COVID-19 patient tests positive again in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: A person, who had earlier recovered from the novel coronavirus, tested positive for the infection again on Saturday, taking the number of active cases in Himachal Pradesh to 23, officials said. One more person tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 40, according to […]

Coronavirus has passed the peak in US, says President Donald Trump
Coronavirus has passed the peak in US, says President Donald Trump

Washington: President Donald Trump has said the US has “passed the peak” of new COVID-19 cases and added that some states would reopen this month. More than 6.3 lakh Americans have tested positive for COVID-19 so far and total fatalities as on Wednesday were nearly 28,000, the highest for any country in the world. “The […]

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COVID-19: Railways to make 30K PPE in April, 1 lakh in May to meet demand

New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Wednesday said that it plans to supply 30,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) to medical professionals across the country amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by April-end. The national transporter also said that it plans to manufacture one lakh PPE in May. Also Read: Odisha’s COVID-19 Fight: Corona Warriors Grapple […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: 24 Dead In India In Last 12 hrs, Positive Cases Surge To 11439
Coronavirus Outbreak: 24 Dead In India In Last 12 hrs, Positive Cases Surge To 11439

New Delhi: The death toll due to coronavirus rose to 377 after 24 more cases were reported dead in the last 12 hours. The number of positive cases in the country climbed to 11,439 on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry. While the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 9,756, as many as […]

Lockdown 2.0: Corona battle to be fought in red, orange, green zones
Lockdown 2.0: Corona battle to be fought in red, orange, green zones

New Delhi: In Lockdown 2.0 beginning Wednesday, Ministers as well as states will now combat the COVID-19 crisis by marking the areas as Red, Orange and Green zones. These zones will be declared as per the number of coronavirus-affected persons. Sources indicated that a consolidated report submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office from the Home […]

Scientists confirm smell and taste loss as early signs of COVID-19
Scientists confirm smell and taste loss as early signs of COVID-19

New York: Several people lost their sense of smell or taste weeks ago globally and are still waiting for it to come back and now, researchers have identified an association between sensory loss and novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) infection, indicating that loss of smell and taste may be considered as early symptoms of the deadly […]

No evidence suggests BCG vaccine can protect against COVID-19: WHO
No evidence suggests BCG vaccine can protect against COVID-19: WHO

Geneva: There is no evidence that the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine, which is primarily used against tuberculosis, protects people against infection with the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The WHO, therefore, didn’t recommend BCG vaccination for the prevention of COVID-19 in the absence of evidence, according to its daily situation report on […]

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China's new COVID-19 cases rise to near six-week high

Beijing: China reported the highest number of new coronavirus cases in nearly six weeks on Monday, as it tried to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 infections, a media report said. Having largely stamped out the domestic transmission of the disease, China, where the pandemic originated last December, has been slowly easing curbs on movement […]

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