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COVID 19

Coronavirus disease or COVID 19 is a respiratory disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first case of condition was identified at Wuhan in China in December 2019. From its inception the disease has spread in around 180 countries and infected around 125 048 people taking around 4613 deaths lives. 1 In India, the disease has affected 110 people and has taken 2 lives.

Causes

COVID 19 is a disease with high infectivity and low mortality. The disease spread through droplet infection. Droplet infection means that disease spread from affected person to healthy person through the water droplets of infected person expelled through cough or sneeze.

Signs

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Treatment

Treatment is symptomatic. There is no cure available yet. Most patients recover through symptomatic treatment. However, patients with comorbid conditions are higher risk of serious infection.

Prevention

As virus spread through droplet infection, social distancing is the key to prevent COVID 19 infection. Important tips of prevention are as follows:
1. Stay away from large gatherings
2. Wash your hands regularly
3. When water and soap are not available, use alcohol-based sanitizer
4. Practice hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene
5. If you have symptoms, quarantine yourself and contact government helpline number of your state

Updated by 5th May 2020

 

Sr No State Helpline No Total Cases New Cases Total Deaths
1 Andhra Pradesh 8662410978 1650 67 33
2 Arunachal Pradesh 9436055743 1 0 0
3 Assam 6913347770 43 0 1
4 Bihar 104 552 35 4
5 Chhattisgarh 077122-35091 71 14 0
6 Goa 104 7 0 0
7 Gujarat 104 5804 376 319
8 Haryana 8558893911 492 48 6
9 Himachal Pradesh 104 40 0 1
10 Jharkhand 104 116 0 3
11 Karnataka 104 688 36 27
12 Kerala 0471-2552056 500 0 4
13 Madhya Pradesh 0755-2527177 2942 105 165
14 Maharashtra 020-26127394 14541 1567 583
15 Manipur 3852411668 2 0 0
16 Meghalaya 108 12 0 1
17 Mizoram 102 1 0 0
18 Nagaland 7005539653 1 0 0
19 Odisha 9439994859 166 3 1
20 Punjab 104 1232 130 23
21 Rajasthan 0141-2225624 2998 175 77
22 Sikkim 104 0 0 0
23 Tamil Nadu 044-295105009 3550 527 31
24 Telangana 104 1101 19 30
25 Tripura 0381-2315879 18 2 0
26 Uttarakhand 104 62 1 1
27 Uttar Pradesh 18001805145 2766 121 50
28 West Bengal 3323412600 1259 275 133

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