The list of journalists who have been sanctioned ex-gratia include-four from Bhubaneswar.
The death toll rose to 212 after four more persons from Tawang, Lohit, Changlang and Upper Subansiri districts succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours.
When asked about O Panneerselvam’s comment on Thursday that Chief Minister MK Stalin had written to the Prime Minister on May 7,
The gross coronavirus positives rose to 19,48,592 from 2.39 crore sample tests, recoveries to 19,11,812 and toll to 13,209, a health department bulletin said.
At 31 deaths, the state recorded its second lowest daily toll after July 20 when 29 fatalities were reported.
About 4 lakh deaths have been confirmed due to Covid in India thus far, but some researchers estimated that the actual deaths due to the infectious disease could be anywhere between 25-50 lakhs.
Fifty-six people were also discharged in the last 24 hours after recovering from the infection, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad said.
The highest number of such children was reported from Uttar Pradesh at 158 followed by Andhra Pradesh at 119, Maharashtra at 83 and Madhya Pradesh at 73.
Odisha's cumulative positivity rate stood at 6.26 per cent.
Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia have now all surpassed India's peak per capita death rate as a new coronavirus wave, fueled by the virulent delta variant, tightens its grip on the region.
Eight families who had lost their members at the facility on April 23 and 24 had moved the court alleging the death of their relatives was due to oxygen shortage.
According to the AAP government, the Centre dismissed its proposal to form an inquiry committee to look into the deaths that allegedly occurred due to lack of medical oxygen.
The figure contrasts the data collated from Delhi government’s daily health bulletin, according to which 13,931 people succumbed to the viral infection between April 1 and June 30 in the city.
According to Delhi government’s vaccine bulletin, more than 95 lakh Covid vaccine doses were administered in the city till Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
Gandhi shared on his Twitter handle a new study by the Centre for Global Development which reported excess mortality estimates from three different data sources.