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Fresh Case of Corona Virus in India
What is Corona Virus?

China's lethal Corona Virus has been official renamed as 'COVID-19' by WHO (World Health Organisation).
2020 has begun with a major news of a cluster of pneumonia cases that have been detected in Wuhan, China. These were found to be caused by a novel Betacoronavirus, the 2019 novel Corona virus (2019-nCoV). As per figures quoted by a publication in the Lancet journal on 24th January 2020, there were 835 laboratory confirmed cases and 25 deaths due to the virus. This number has increased to 4,515 confirmed cases and 106 fatalities as reported on 29th January. Named after the morphological appearance of that of a crown (Corona is Crown in Latin) it is similar to the virus causing SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) epidemic in the early 2000’s caused due to a variation of coronavirus. We are experiencing a similar epidemic outbreak now in 2020. This virus is known to arise from animals and initially believed to be transmitted to humans via exposure in wet farms and seafood markets. Incubation period (time from infection to symptoms to appear ) is found to be ranging from 3 to 5 days . Droplet infection has been found to be the main mode of human to human transmission.

With positive cases having been detected in several provinces of mainland china, Japan, Thailand, USA and other countries the risk of this epidemic coming to India is a fear that most of us have at this stage.

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Prevention and Care-

The following points will help us to allay anxiety & be better prepared.

  • Hand hygiene & Respiratory etiquette are essential at this stage. This means frequent use of hand sanitizers and covering your face with a handkerchief/ tissue/ hand with a flexed elbow to prevent droplets from reaching people around you. Avoid close contact with people who are showing signs of respiratory illness such as sneezing and coughing. Keep your hands and fingers away from your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • N95 masks are known to help with prevention of such outbreaks.
  • Anyone with likely symptoms (cough, fever, breathlessness, feeling of being unwell, malaise, runny nose, sore throat, weakness, pneumonia & in severe cases- kidney failure) must consult a physician immediately & also are advised to avoid contact with other family members.
  • Immunosuppressed people are at a higher risk and are advised to be extra careful.
  • Ensure that Eggs & meat are thoroughly cooked prior to consumption
  • It is reassuring that the government has released a health advisory and is screening airports for any visitors from China.
  • Currently there is no vaccine available to prevent the virus.
  • Spread awareness regarding the above to family & friends.
A thing to worry! But taking preventive measures can definitely help in not spreading it.
  • The spread of the novel Coronavirus outside China is extremely worrisome since China is a global market visited frequently by people across the globe for both tourism & professional reasons, but we shouldn’t panic since precautions are being taken to contain the spread of the virus globally.
  • It is reassuring that the government has released a health advisory and is screening airports for any visitors from China. Suspected cases are being kept in isolation. We should spread awareness and undertake preventive measures.

Latest News on CoVid 19

Two fresh cases reported in India as on 02 March, 2020. One from New Delhi and the other one from Telangana. The first one had a travel history to Italy and the other one to Dubai.

Use alcohol based hand washes or sanitizers.
  • Keep your Hands to yourself. Do not touch here and there while travelling and do not touch back yourself specially your face.
  • The main route of transmission of Corona Virus is through the respiratory tract. The virus can also be detected in other body fluids and excreta.
Health advisory from our health minister :
  • Avoid non-essential travel to China, Iran, Korea, Singapore and Italy,
  • Do not panic; if you spot any of the symptoms of the virus please see a doctor or call our helpline
  • - Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Health and Family Welfare

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The latest count of CoronaVirus cases in India as confirmed by the Government of India.
SNo. State Total Confirmed cases (Indian National) Total Confirmed cases (Foreign National) Cured/Discharged Death
Sources :

Please note - Currently the govt. has only authorised a few govt institutes such as:
NIV (National Institute of Virology ),
Pune for testing for nCov-2019.
AIIMS is the nodal referral hospital in New Delhi
for patients suspected of carrying the virus.

*Disclaimer : The data is updated on a daily basis at 09:00 AM (IST). The counts may vary.