Days after showing a dropping trend, Covid-19 cases shot up in the State on Thursday with 482 people testing positive against 280 on Wednesday.
The INSACOG (Indian SARS Cov2 Genomics Consortium) has confirmed that omicron and its sub-lineages BA2, BA1.1.529 and BA5 continue to dominate.
The latest mutation has displaced the immunodominant antigen of BA.2 against which people have developed protection.
The sero-survey conducted in January-February this year shows that approximately 92.9 per cent of the population in the State has developed Covid-19 antibodies.
Coronavirus cases are again rising across most of the country, and NCR cities are also experiencing yet another surge.
Though, Odisha is not yet seeing a concerning spike, the daily numbers are slowly rising and on Wednesday, the State reported 22 new cases.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.41 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 1.75 per cent, according to the health ministry.
India has shown a 100 per cent increase in new Covid infections so far this month, with the test positivity rate (TPR) a vital marker in assessing the spread of an outbreak touching 2.26 on June 9.
Chinese officials have urged the residents along the Yalu River separating the two countries to shut their windows.
The Games were scheduled to take place from September 10-25 in the capital of Zhejiang province, about 175 kilometres southwest of Shanghai.
LNJP Hospita, which was the first hospital dedicated for COVID-19 patients, has 2,000 beds and is the mainstay of the government's fight against the pandemic.
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Rumours are doing rounds that the Hangzhou Asian Games, scheduled to held from September 10 to 25, will be postponed due to the pandemic.
China moved most students in the sprawling Chaoyang district to online learning, with exceptions for middle and high school students who are preparing to take crucial exams.
While active cases increased by 643 in a day and comprised 0.04 per cent of the total infections, the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent.
The people of the age group 15-18 years have been provided with 5,82,03,865 1st dose and 4,15,67,113 2nd dose of the Coronavirus vaccine.
A reduction of 886 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
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The risk perception could be responsible for such a low demand as the transmission is at an all time low.
State reports eight new cases and one death in last 24 hours; surveillance on ILI and SARI will continue as before
The chief minister stressed on wearing face masks and vaccinating the remaining population in the National Capital Region districts.