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Corona Virus Updates

CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)

History

Corona virus also termed as Covid-19 is an infectious disease of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome SARS first emerged in the City of Wuhan, China in December 2019. At first it was termed as an ordinary pneumonia but as the situation worsened it was declared as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11th March 2020.

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Symptoms and Transmission

The most common symptoms of Corona virus include fever, cough, flu, fatigue and loss of appetite. Initially it was thought that there is no proof of human to human transfer but with time it was realized that its only way of spread was human to human interaction via small droplets generated by sneezing or talking. The time for exposure of symptoms is about 2-14 days.

Treatment and Vaccination

There is no current drug which has been prescribed by any international health organization which can treat the corona virus. The only way to stop the spread is by isolating the covid patient unless he is recovered. Trials of Vaccination are currently in process by various companies. AstraZeneca a pharmaceutical company is currently working on the AZD1222 Vaccine produced by the University of Oxford and is in its final trial stages. Other companies like Moderna and J&J are also working on the vaccine.

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Current Situation

The novel coronavirus has now affected about 213 countries and territories around the world. The most affected country is The United States of  America with about more than 2 million overall cases and 115,000 deaths followed by Brazil with 750,000+ cases and 40,000+ deaths and Russia with 500,000+ cases and 6600 deaths.

The pandemic has also affected the major countries of Europe like Italy, France, Spain and UK. But there worst time is now almost over and the cases are coming down. The pandemic has now tightened its grip in the sub-continent and South America. India is the most affected country in South Asia with around 300,000 cases followed by Pakistan and Bangladesh and the situation is worsening day by day. The Total cases in the world are now 7 million plus with more than 400,000 dead.

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10 Most Affected Nations

Country Total Cases Deaths
• US
2,083,523
115,900
• Brazil
787,489
40,276
• Russia
502,436
6,532
• India
298,233
8,501
• UK
291,409
41,279
• Spain
289,279
27,136
• Italy
236,142
34,167
• Peru
208,823
5903
• Germany
186,762
8850
• Iran
180,123
8584