Heavy rains in Odisha, to persist till SundayThe low pressure area, which has turned well marked, now lies over northwest Bay of Bengal adjoining north Odisha and West Bengal coast. Covid-19 nightmare continues in Odisha with 1337 fresh cases, 11 deaths in 24 hoursThe infection tally climbed close to 40,000 after 1337 new cases were detected from 28 of the 30 districts. Odisha's COVID-19 caseload crosses 39,000-mark; death toll mounts to 225As many as 815 new cases were reported from quarantine centres, while 522 people tested positive for the infection during contact tracing, the official said. Odisha government alerts districts as heavy rains predictedThe IMD also predicted squally weather with strong surface wind speed occasionally reaching 40 to 50 km per hour along and off the Odisha coast on Wednesday. Odisha to pray for COVID-19 warriors on August 5After recital of lsquo;Bande Utkal Janani rsquo; in May, CM now urges Odias to join him in a silent prayer to honour sacrifice of frontline workers. Odisha recovery surpasses new COVID-19 casesThe number of positive cases rose to 37,681. Ganjam, Khurda and Cuttack continued to be worst hist with 288, 201 and 121 cases respectively. Probe ordered into cured COVID-19 patient’s death in OdishaThe 65-year-old woman had died in City Hospital on Sunday. COVID-19 infected woman dies in Odisha, family cries negligenceThe woman rsquo;s family members, who were given PPE kits by the local administration for her burial, alleged she died due to medical negligence. Odisha man shot dead over sorcery suspicionA 45-year-old man was shot dead over suspicion of practising sorcery at Sailur village within Motu police limits on Friday night. 13 persons in Odisha take part in cremation, quarantinedBalikuda BDO Kalyan Saurav Dash informed that all 13 persons who cremated the body have been shifted to a temporary medical camp for a 14-day quarantine period.