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Coronavirus in India, Symptoms, Cases and latest update

Global status of COVID-19 infection

Currently, there are 60,57,853 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection worldwide, with a total tally of 3,71,166 deaths and it has affected 213 countries and territories across the globe. The top three countries affected by COVID-19 infection are USA ( 18,47,729 cases), Brazi(l 5,29,405 cases) and Russia at number 3 with total 4,23,741 cases. Globally, 2, 447,039 cases have recovered or been discharged. It is important to note that out of 2,904,11 currently infected patients, 98% patients are in mild condition while rest 2% (53, 092) are in serious or critical condition.
More than 50% of the cases are now outside China where it all started, however China seems to have controlled the infection.
Current status in India 
As of today, India has 1,98,706 active COVID-19 cases, 5,598 deaths, with 95,527 cured/discharged cases. 35 states have reported confirmed cases of COVID-19, with Maharashtra topping the list (67,655 confirmed cases) followed closely by Tamil Nadu (17728 cases), at the time of writing this.
 Symptoms of Coronavirus infection
  1. Fever
  2. Tiredness
  3. Cough
  4. Difficulty in breathing
In severe cases, it can cause pneumonia and respiratory failure sometimes leading to death
Practice Sutra
No fever, no COVID-19 infection
No breathlessness, no severity
If cough persists for more than 2 weeks, rule out TB
Only cough could be pollution related; cough and cold could be an allergy; fever with cough and cold could be a normal flu; and fever with sore throat in children could be Streptococcal infection.
Suspecting a COVID-19 case
Fever and respiratory symptoms like cough or shortness of breath AND any individual, including health care workers who may have had any close contact with a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 patient within 14 days of symptom onset.People with a travel history to any of the affected countries are suspected and required to quarantine
Epidemic cycle of the virus
First cases [cases and close contacts in household setting]
First cluster [the general population~ households, heath care professional, school]
First community spread [infection in the general population]
It is important to first contain the virus, then delay the transmission and simultaneously search for avenues
to attack it and mitigate it.
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