➡️ Odisha reports 1096 COVID-19 cases on Saturday including 637 quarantine and 459 local contact cases.
➡️ Khordha reports 389 fresh Covid cases followed by Cuttack (92).
➡️ Odisha reports single-day spike of 64 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours including Khordha (27), Cuttack (17), Balasore (4), Keonjhar (4), Mayurbhanj (3). With this, the Covid-19 death toll in Odisha has gone up to 6,366.
➡️ As many as 66,770 samples were tested yesterday in Odisha.
➡️ ECMO facility to be available for patients at Cuttack SCB Hospital & Medical College from August 15, informs DMET Chief CBK Mohanty.
➡️ Centre grants ‘drone’ use permission to NISER, Bhubaneswar.
➡️ Odisha Unit of Congress observes 12-hour bandh in Sundargarh demanding establishment of Odisha’s second AIIMS in the town.
➡️ Universities, Colleges in Odisha to reopen for UG Pre-Final Year and PG First Year Students from August 16.
➡️ India reports 38,628 new COVID 19 cases, 40,017 recoveries and 617 deaths in the last 24 hours.
➡️ Total case tally stands at 3,18,95,385 including 4,12,153 active cases, 3,10,55,861 cured cases & 4,27,371 deaths.
➡️ 47,65,33,650 samples tested till 3rd August 2021, for COVID-19. Of these 16,40,287 samples were tested yesterday: ICMR.
➡️ 50,10,09,609 crore vaccine doses administered so far in India; 49,55,138 in last 24 hrs.
➡️ Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Madhya Pradesh, via video conferencing.
➡️ Bomb threat call causes scare at 3 Mumbai railway stations, Amitabh Bachchan’s bungalow; security beefed up.
➡️ Pornography case: Bombay High Court dismisses bail pleas of Raj Kundra, Ryan Thorpe challenging magistrate court’s remand order and seeking immediate release.
➡️ Heavy rainfall predicted in these six states from today. IMD issues fresh alert.
➡️ Tokyo 2020: Uttarakhand CM announces Rs 25 lakh cash reward for hockey star Vandana Katariya.
➡️ Tokyo 2020: Golfer Aditi Ashok misses Bronze medal after finishing 4th.
➡️ Global coronavirus cases tops 201 Million, death toll surge to more than 4.27 Million.
➡️ Johnson & Johnson applies for Emergency Use Authorization of its single-dose Covid vaccine in India.
➡️ Iran President Raisi backs India’s role in establishing security in Afghanistan.
➡️ US State Department announces five additions to global terrorist list.
➡️ China slams US offer of safe havens for Hong Kong residents.