Coronavirus in India
Definition, Symptoms, Helpline Number, Diagnosis & Treatment
Since the beginning of the year 2020, Coronavirus (CoV) has taken the world by storm. The very first case of CoV was detected back in the 1960s. Until the end of the year 2019, two main types of coronaviruses are known to exist. The names of these two viruses were MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) & SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). But in the starting days of January 2020, a new coronavirus was detected in Wuhan, China. World Health Organization (WHO) has named this new deadly virus as novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV. Several cases of people having this type of viral infection have been reported across the world. This is the reason why precautionary measures have come into play to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus in India.
What Is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a set of viruses that trigger infections in your nasal cavity, throat, or sinuses. These infections can range from non-critical to life-endangering. COVID-19 can lead to respiratory health disorders like pneumonia and bronchitis, etc. Like other common infections, CoV also spreads through physical contact with an infected person. Furthermore, you can also catch this infection if an infected person coughs or sneezes near you. Also, if you touch anything from an infected person, you might get infected.
The MERS was first detected in Saudi Arabia in the year 2012, which slowly spread across the world. Until 2015, thousands of people had died due to MERS & SARS breakouts globally. On the other hand, more than 770 people lost lives because of SARS breakout in the year 2003.
Symptoms Of Coronavirus
The symptoms of 2020’s coronavirus or nCoV-2019 are very much similar to that of common cold infections.
- Runny Nose
- Constant Coughing
- Common Cold
- Painful Throat
- Trouble In Breathing
Coronavirus in India
In several cities, many people having symptoms of CoV have been kept under observation in hospitals. Till 14 April 2020 (8:00 AM), according to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), a total of 10363 COVID-19 cases, (including 76 foreign nationals) have been reported in 32 states/union territories. These include 1035 who have been cured/discharged, 1 who has migrated and 339 deaths. Hospital isolation of all confirmed cases, tracing and home quarantine of the contacts is ongoing.
On 24 March 2020, the Prime Minister announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown: “In order to protect the country, and each of its citizens, from midnight tonight, a complete ban is being imposed on people from stepping out of their homes.”
In India dated 14-04-2020 coronavirus confirmed cases counts reached 10363
In India how many people died by Carona virus till date
Dated 14-04-2020, there are 10363 confirmed cases of coronavirus in India, majorly in Maharashtra and Delhi. 339 deaths due to coronavirus in India as per the MoHFW report.
The government of India has started preparing the evacuation of Indian citizens who are currently in Hubei, China. Also, airport screening people who are arriving from China through flights have to go through airport screening. Furthermore, the Indian government has also issued a 24×7 helpline number to get medical assistance if someone experiences 2019-nCoV symptoms.
Diagnosis & Treatment Of 2019-nCoV In India
Currently, there is no known vaccine to cure the coronavirus in the world. However, if you experience the symptoms of CoV, then immediately contact the above-mentioned helpline number. Also, drink plenty of liquids and take proper rest until you get medical assistance. The doctors might keep you under observation and perform some tests to diagnose this problem.
Tips To Avoid Coronavirus infection
- Wash your hands properly with antiseptic soaps or sanitizers.
- Avoid physical contact with people showing symptoms of this viral infection.
- Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands.
The Bottom Line
So this was everything you need to know about the coronavirus in India. If anyone is experiencing the above-mentioned symptoms of coronavirus, they should immediately get medical help. Also, you can wear face masks when going into crowded places. Follow instructions at your workplace as well. Make sure to share this information with your close ones to keep them safe & healthy.
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