Coronavirus (COVID-19): Overview of current trend in India
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) originated in the city of Wuhan, Central China, and subsequently spread worldwide. It is caused by a novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Until now, the virus has caused high rate of mortality, posing a serious threat to public health. Although, there are no available clinically approved and commercially available vaccines or specific therapeutic drugs for Covid-19, exhaustive research is being conducted so as to develop effectual prevention and treatment strategies.
Currently, there are confirmed 37,643,775 cases of novel coronavirus infection worldwide, with a total tally of 1,079,558 deaths and it has affected 213 countries and territories across the globe. The top three countries affected by Covid-19 infection are USA (7,973,252 cases), followed by India with 7,079,426 cases and Brazil at number 3rd position with total 5,095,586 cases. In India, 866,654 are active cases while 6,104,199 cases have recovered or been discharged. Currently, 35 states have reported confirmed cases of Covid-19, with Maharashtra topping the list (15,28,183 confirmed cases) followed closely by Andhra Pradesh (7,55,727 cases).
It is important to note that out of currently infected patients, 80% patients are in mild condition while rest are in serious or critical condition. More than 99% of the cases are now outside China where it all started, however, China seems to have controlled the infection.