Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 196.5 Million

Washington: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 196.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.19 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.99 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Friday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll stood and vaccination tally stood at 196,543,425, 4,196,442 and 3,993,341,219, respectively. The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 34,745,060 and 612,105, respectively, according…

Odisha Confirms 66 More Covid-19 Fatalities

Bhubaneswar: Another 66 Covid positive persons in Odisha have succumbed to the disease, informed the Health & Family Welfare Department on Friday. Among the new cases one each is from the districts of Boudh, Deogarh, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, and Koraput; two each from Balasore, Jharsuguda, Kendrapara, and Mayurbhanj; four each from Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, and Puri; five from Jajpur; six from Bhadrak; eight from Khordha; 10 from Cuttack; and 11 from Sundargarh.

Odisha Reports 1558 Fresh Covid-19 Cases

Bhubaneswar: Another 1558 new positive cases of Covid-19 were detected in Odisha till midnight of Thursday, reported the Information & Public Relations Department on Friday. Among the new cases, 904 are in quarantine and 654 are local contacts. With this, the total number of positive cases in Odisha now stands at 975690. District-wise details of the new cases are as under. 1. Angul: 80 2. Balasore: 97 3. Bargarh: 6 4. Bhadrak: 42 5. Balangir: 10 6. Boudh: 3 7. Cuttack: 241 8. Deogarh: 9 9. Dhenkanal: 23 10. Gajapati:…

Offline Matric Exam Commences In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Offline Class 10 examination commenced at 504 centres across Odisha today amid the Covid-19 crisis with over 15ooo students appearing the examination that will continue till August 5. All students and teachers had to undergo thermal scanning and hand sanitisation before they enter the examination centres. The examination will be held daily from 10 AM to 12 PM. A special squad has been formed to oversee the conduct of the examination while following all the SOPs and guidelines of Covid-19. Headmaster of Cuttack Khan Nagar High School, Akshaya Kumar Sarangi,…

Lovlina Borgohain Assures Another Medal At Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo: Boxer Lovlina Borgohain assured India a medal in women’s welterweight by reaching the semifinals, beating Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei in a quarterfinal bout at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. The 23-year-old from Assam won the quarterfinal encounter 4-1 on points, assuring India a medal as there is no playoff for losing semifinalists in the Olympics. She will meet Surmeneli Busenaz of Turkey in the first semifinal on August 4, a win assuring her of at least a silver medal.

Odisha Confirms 65 New Covid-19 Deaths

Bhubaneswar: Another 65 Covid positive persons have succumbed to the disease in Odisha, as confirmed by the Health & Family Welfare Department on Thursday. Among the deceased persons, one each is from the districts of Balasore, Dhenkanal, Kalahandi, Keonjhar, Koraput, Mayurbhanj, and Nuapada; two each from Bhadrak, Gajapati, Jagatsinghpur, and Kendrapara; three each from Angul, Bolangir, Cuttack, Ganjam, Jajpur, and Puri; five each from Jharsuguda and Sambalpur; six from Sundargarh; seven from Bargarh; and nine from Khordha. Details of the cases confirmed as death due to Covid-19 after due completion of…

Orissa High Court To Live Stream Court Proceedings

Cuttack: The High Court of Orissa has decided to live stream some of its proceedings subjected to some restrictions, as per an official notification issued on Wednesday. The apex court of the State has framed new rules in this regard called as the High Court of Orissa Live Streaming of Court Proceedings Rules, 2021. Only authorized High Court personnel will be able to do the live streaming directly to any Live Streaming Platform/Portal or through High Court official accounts of any Video Conferencing Platform to the Live Streaming Platform/Portal as may…

Odisha Adds 1615 More COVID-19 Cases With 2.09% TPR

Bhubaneswar: As many as 1615 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha during the last 24 hours while a total of 76946 samples were tested in the state, yesterday. The Test Positivity Rate (TPR) for the day stood at 2.09%. Khurda district reported highest 442 fresh infections, followed by Cuttack (229) and Puri (123). With this, the COVID-19 tally in the state reached 974132 with 17262 active cases. Below are district-wise figures of the new cases. 1. Angul: 72 2. Balasore: 98 3. Bargarh: 5 4. Bhadrak: 60 5.…

Walk-In Vaccine For All Adults In Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today said walk-in facilities have been available for 18-44 and 45+ age groups in the city to receive second dose of Covaxin. Beneficiaries were asked to visit the same vaccination centre on 29th day where they received the first dose, the city municipal corporation added. The walk-in facility will also be available at the drive-in centres under the BMC area. The vaccination timings are 9 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 5:30 PM.

Open Aawaas+ Window For One Month For Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging the latter to open the window of Aawaas+ Mobile App for the entire state for a period of one month to migrate the data of identified households. The CM had last year requested the PM to cover about 6 lakh identified eligible households under PMAY(G) in respect of the districts not affected by Cyclone FANI.