COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN INDIA
In an effort to keep our readers updated with the latest Covid-19 news, Indian stats and tips from credible sources, we have created a Coronavirus live dashboard. This page is updated multiple times a day with # of cases, and we have added expert tips on how to keep yourself healthy.
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Coronavirus Live Dashboard
The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 31 states and union territories around India. The day is reset after midnight IST+0. This list is updated every 12 hours. Last updated 10 April 1100 hours.
COVID-19 is affecting 205 countries and territories globally. This list is updated every 8 hours. Last updated 10 Apr 1300 hours.
Coronavirus Cases in India: Graph
Confirmed Cases & Deaths in India by State or Union Territory
|State/ UT Name||Total Cases||Cured||Deaths||Active Cases|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||11||0||0||11|
|Dadra Nagar & Haveli||0||0||0||0|
|Daman & Diu||0||0||0||0|
|Jammu and Kashmir||158||4||4||150|
Coronavirus India Map: Cases by State
News: India Coronavirus Live Dashboard
Apr 09: Biggest corona virus case jumps seen in Delhi (+93) and Maharashtra (+117). AP, J&K, RJ, TN also witnessed jumps in the range of 43 to 53 COVID19 cases. As some good news because of the lockdown, India is seeing cases doubling every 6 days now, which is slower than what it was earlier this month (4 days).
Apr 08: COVID19 cased in Maharashtra rose beyond 1000. Biggest jumps were seen in MH(+150), TN(+69) and Harayana (+57).
Apr 06: India saw an increase of 490 in total cases. Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have the highest cases (748 and 571, respectively).
Apr 05: Globally, the total cases are now increasing in the order of nearly a 100,0000 daily and more than 5000-6000 new deaths daily.
Apr 04: We saw the biggest increase in cases in Delhi (+167), Tamil Nadu (+102) and Maharashtra (+88). Spain cases surpass Italy, becoming the second highest in the world, after US.
Apr 03: Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh saw their largest increase in Covid-19 cases, +75 and +46, respectively, most linked to Tablighi meet. According to report published in TOI, 74 out of the 75 cases in TN, for example, were attendees or their contacts. India saw the biggest jump in cases yet, of +525.
Apr 02: Global total confirmed cases crossed the 1 million mark.
Apr 01: India saw the nation’s biggest increase in Covid-19 cases of 437, some of them connected to an Islamic gathering, Tablighi Jamaat, in Delhi on March 13. A man from Asia’s largest slum Dharavi tested positive Covid-19, increasing worries over community transmissions.
Mar 31: The largest increase in cases was seen in the states of Kerala (+32), UP (+19), Maharashtra (+18) and Andrea Pradesh (+17).
Mar 30: Delhi, Maharashtra and Gujarat had the biggest jump in cases. Maharashtra witnessed 2 additional deaths. India recorded its largest jump in total cases (+227).
Mar 29: 13 states now have recorded deaths due to Covid-19. Karnataka recorded the single-day highest increase in cases (from 55 to 76).
Mar 28: India recorded its largest increases in cases so far (185). Kerala and Maharashtra had their biggest increases (39 in Kerala and 50 in Maharashtra).
Mar 27: Once again, Kerala sees the biggest jump in cases, now at 137, it becomes the state with the highest cases in the country. Globally, after increasing testing, cases in US surpass that of China & Italy, becoming the country with the highest number of patients.
Mar 26: Goa and Andaman & Nicobar recorded their first corona virus cases today. Total fatalities increased to 16.
Mar 25: India imposed a nation-wide lockdown starting 00 hours today. The largest case increase was seen in Maharashtra. At 562 cases, India’s number doubled in just 4 days.
Mar 24: We are seeing the largest increase in Covid-19 cases in Kerala. At 95, it has now the highest COVID-19 cases in India.
Mar 23: The biggest increase in Coronavirus cases is in Gujarat and Kerala. Several states have issued a lockdown in various districts, including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab, Kerala.
Mar 22: Today, we saw the largest nation-wide jump in cases so far. The biggest jump in cases is in Kerala and Rajasthan (by 12 and 8 respectively), and cases in Gujarat have doubled overnight from 7 to 14. Additionally, one new death has been observed in the state of Maharashtra. The nation is observing a Janata curfew to curb the spread.
Mar 21: We are seeing the biggest jump in # of cases in Punjab and Maharashtra. Additionally, new cases have been observed in new states like Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
Mar 20: We saw the biggest jump ever in the number of cases in India from 173 to 232.
Coronavirus Disease: COVID-19
Information resource, How it spreads, Symptoms, How to avoid, Precautions, and Other info to know
What is Coronavirus?
A large group of different types of viruses that have protein spikes on the outside, giving the appearance of a crown, are called coronaviruses. The Latin word for crown is ‘Corona’ and the reason for their name. Research suggests that certain animals can carry coronaviruses, which don’t affect them adversely, but cause severe diseases if they spill over to humans through seafood and animals. Examples include SARS and MERS.
The 2019 novel Coronavirus was first found when many people started reporting pneumonia-like cases with respiratory issues in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The disease has since been named Covid-19. More research is currently underway on how the disease is spreading across the world, and how to prevent it.
How Coronavirus Spreads
The transmission of this virus is from “human to human” – from an infected person to others who are in close contact, such as healthcare professionals, coworkers and family members. It is also believed to spread through surfaces, or even air particles, although most cases suggest the human to human transmission is most common.
The exact way(s) of infection in COVID-19 are still being investigated. However, it is probably occurring in the same way as other respiratory infections, including colds and flu – through infected respiratory droplets. An infected person expels these droplets when they cough, sneeze, or talk. Others can get the disease via contact (direct or indirect) with these contaminated droplets.
Some cases have occurred following contact with an infected person whose symptoms are either minimal or absent, meaning it’s possible for patients to spread the disease before they are aware of it themselves. Currently, we are seeing a sharp increase in local and community transmission in many countries.
Can You Travel?
While the first cases of Covid-19 were seen in China, it has now spread to almost every country in the world. The risk of being infected in crowded places, or if you’re traveling to certain countries, like China, Italy, Iran Spain, Germany, US and France, is very high.
India has suspended almost all short-term foreign visitors visas until April 15. Additionally, many countries have closed their borders to restrict travel of citizens of countries including China, Italy, Iran, among others. Some other countries have restricted international travel of all their citizens. These restrictions are being updated daily, and the best advice right now is to avoid all international travel, and avoid all non-essential domestic travel.
For Indian citizens, please be advised to go these restrictions in detail before planning to travel either for official or personal purposes.
Internationally, please refer to this Travel guide by WHO to know restrictions to and from your country.
Patients who have now recovered from Covid-19, and healthcare workers, have reported certain symptoms, the first few being dry cough, fatigue, fever and in some cases, sore throat, shortness of breath and breathing difficulty. Respiratory symptoms can range from the common cold to pneumonia and in most people the symptoms tend to be mild. Less common symptoms include headache, muscle aches and diarrhea. Around 15% of cases have been severe. People with underlying health conditions appear to be at higher risk for severe disease.
Samples are usually taken from the respiratory tract using appropriate infection control measures. These samples are tested for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID 19). Testing is only available in specialized laboratories, however is becoming more widely available.
Currently, there is no treatment for Coronavirus. However, patients are being treated for symptoms with medication to reduce fever and to support and improve respiratory function. In most cases, treatment is only sought for severe cases, however, if you are experiencing difficulty in breathing accompanied by fever and cough, please seek medical advice. There is no specific antiviral therapy against this disease, and antibiotics are useless against viruses. However, trials for treatment against Coronavirus are underway.
Cuurently, there is no available vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID 19), however research and development has commenced in many countries, and human trials are currently underway in the US. Researchers have predicted that we are at least 9-12 months away from a vaccine available to public.
The best way to keep yourself from getting infected, and spreading infection, is to practice preventive measures. Avoid potential exposure by limiting travel and non-essential outings, and employ general hygiene measures:
During an outbreak :-
· Steer clear of activities where you are likely to be in close contact (within 1-2 meters) of large numbers of people. In many places, large gatherings have been banned.
· Keep a distance of six feet from the others, even if they appear well, and avoid direct contact with them.
· Don’t make direct contact with strangers on the street or those who visit your house, and avoid house-guests.
· Avoid visiting hospitals and other medical facilities unless you need medical care.
· Avoid touching public surfaces.
· Greet people with namaste instead of handshakes.
· Educate those around you about the dangers of this disease and how to prevent it.
Maintain good personal hygiene at all times :-
· Wash your hands frequently using soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, as this tends to kill viruses on hands.
· Carry a hand sanitizer for use when soap and water are not readily available.
· Avoid touching your face.
· Avoid sharing personal items.
· If you have to touch surfaces that have been touched by many other people, try to use disposable gloves or sanitize your hands afterwards.
· Do not visit “wet” markets (markets with live animals) or farms. Avoid direct contact with animals (live or dead) and their environment. Do not touch surfaces that may be contaminated with droppings.
At Workplace :-
· Wipe surfaces (e.g. desks and tables) and objects (e.g. telephones, keyboards, laptops, desktops) with disinfectant regularly.
· Put sanitizing hand rub dispensers and face mask around the workplace and use them.
· If you have any symptoms, take a leave and seek medical advice. If you have tested positive OR if you have a travel history from the affected regions or countries, place yourself in quarantine / stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days.
· Avoid large gatherings at your workplace.
· All non-essential travel should be avoided.
. Use video conferencing or emails, rather than personally attending meetings.
Credible Resources, Guides & Awareness on Covid-19
For the latest reports on COVID 19 cases by country, please visit, WHO Situation Reports.
PM Narendra Modi’s address to the Nation on #COVID19 | CoronaVirus on Youtube – 19th March 2020
Janta Curfew to be observed all over India on Sunday, 22nd March 2020, 7 am to 9 pm.
FAQs, Advice and Guidance from WHO on COVID 19:
– Novel Coronavirus Disease Outbreak
– Trusted info about Coronavirus from World Health Organization
– Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters
– Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19)
Here’s a comic created by the Government of India to spread awareness about Covid-19 and Coronavirus to children. (It’s a great read for adults, too). You can download it here: Kids, Vaayu & Corona on Govt. of India website.
We hope that the above and attached information will help you and your family and friends.
Stay safe and healthy!