Coronavirus in India: Cases update and testing Sites

Coronavirus is a type of zoonotic virus and can affect both animals and human beings. In December 2019, the first Coronavirus outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China. Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease symptoms include fatigue, fever, general malaise, and dry cough. But apart from these general symptoms of coronavirus infection, other symptoms are individual patient-specific. Some Coronavirus affected patients have complaints of body ache, nasal congestion, sore throat, runny nose, and diarrhea. All these symptoms do not appear simultaneously, but at the initial stage, the mild symptoms appear, and gradually the condition become worsens.

According to the World Health Organization report, one patient out of every six COVID-19 affected people had experienced breathing difficulty and develop serious illness. The risk of COVID-19 causing serious illness is higher in the elderly population and people with co-morbidity, such as hypertension, cardiac disease, diabetes, etc. The risk of serious illness is low in children for some unknown reasons.

The disease has now spread to over 215 countries with 42,009,491 confirmed cases. As the disease is spreading the preventive measures are very important. According to WHO, one should follow preventive measures.

The most recent update on coronavirus cases in India | HealthSoul

State Confirmed Cases Deaths Recovered Active Cases
Total 7,761,274 1,17,347 6,947,844 6,96,083
Andaman & Nicobar Island 4,184 57 3,937 190
Andhra Pradesh 796,919 6524 758,138 32,257
Arunachal Pradesh 14,077 32 11,407 2,638
Assam 203,282 896 177,659 24,727
Bihar 209,296 1026 197,193 11,077
Chandigarh 13,848 212 12,924 712
Chhattisgarh 170,130 1680 143,212 25,238
Delhi 344,318 6,163 312,918 25,237
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 3,209 2 3,137 70
Goa 41,586 564 38,031 2,991
Gujarat 164,121 3,670 146,408 14,043
Himachal Pradesh 19,844 279 16,911 2,654
Haryana 154,495 1688 142,798 10,009
Jharkhand 98,610 859 91,629 6,122
Karnataka 788,551 10,770 684,835 92,946
Kerala 369,324 1256 274,675 93,393
Maharashtra 1,625,197 42,831 1,431,856 150,510
Meghalaya 8677 77 6779 1,821
Manipur 16,621 127 12,393 4,101
Madhya Pradesh 164,341 2842 149,353 12,146
Mizoram 2359 0 2175 184
Nagaland 8,296 21 6400 1,875
Odisha 276,094 1249 257,041 17,804
Puducherry 33,832 582 29,211 4,039
Punjab 129,693 4072 121,155 4,466
Rajasthan 180,755 1800 160,614 18,341
Sikkim 3,727 63 3,328 336
Tamil Nadu 700,193 10,825 655,170 34,198
Tripura 30,067 336 27,479 2,252
Telangana 229,001 1298 207,326 20,377
Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir 90,166 1412 80,802 7,952
Union Territory of Ladakh 5,812 68 4902 842
Uttar Pradesh 463,858 6,790 427,937 29,131
Uttarakhand 59,508 968 53,200 5,340
West Bengal 337,283 6,308 294,911 36,064

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  1. Avoid air travel unless an emergency.
  2. Avoid public gathering.
  3. Hand Washing using the correct 20-seconds technique.
  4. Use of hand Sanitizers
  5. Maintain a 1m or 3ft distance between yourself and a person who is sneezing or coughing.
  6. Stay home if you are not feeling well and contact your doctor.

WHO recommendations for people who have recently visited (last 14 days) or had exposure to areas where Coronavirus is spreading.

  1. If any symptoms of cough, headache, fever, runny nose: Self isolate by staying at home
  2. Avoid contact with others to reduce transmission.
  3. Use face masks if needed
  4. Call your doctor to inform about your symptoms and your travel/exposure. They can direct you to the testing facility.

Who should be tested for Coronavirus?

People who have respiratory symptoms like cough, fever and live in areas where Coronavirus cases has been detected. According to CDC, any person who has had close contact with a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patient within 14 days of symptom onset, or a history of travel from affected geographic areas(see below) within 14 days of symptom onset.

This is the list of testing sites in India for Coronavirus

52 Testing Sites for COVID-19

Viral Research & Diagnostic Laboratories
Andhra Pradesh Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati
Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Government Medical College, Anantapur
Andaman & Nicobar islands Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar
Assam Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati
Regional Medical Research Center, Dibrugarh
Bihar Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna
Chandigarh Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh All India Institute Medical Sciences, Raipur
Delhi-NCT All India Institute Medical Sciences, Delhi
National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi
Gujarat BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad
M.P.Shah Government Medical College, Jamnagar
Haryana Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Inst. of Med. Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana
BPS Govt Medical College, Sonipat
Himachal Pradesh Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Dr.Rajendra Prasad Govt. Med. College, Kangra, Tanda, HP
Jammu and Kashmir Sher‐e‐ Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar
Government Medical College, Jammu
Jharkhand MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur
Karnataka Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore
National Institute of Virology Field Unit Bangalore
Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore
Hassan Inst. of Med. Sciences, Hassan, Karnataka
Shimoga Inst. of Med. Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka
Kerala National Institute of Virology Field Unit, Kerala
Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala
Madhya Pradesh All India Institute Medical Sciences, Bhopal
National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur
Meghalaya NEIGRI of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, Meghalaya
Maharashtra Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur
Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai
Manipur J N Inst. of Med. Sciences Hospital, Imphal‐East, Manipur
Odisha Regional Medical Research Center, Bhubaneswar
Puducherry Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry
Punjab Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab
Government Medical College, Amritsar
Rajasthan Sawai Man Singh, Jaipur
Dr. S.N Medical College, Jodhpur
Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar, Rajasthan
SP Med. College, Bikaner, Rajasthan
Tamil Nadu King’s Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai
Government Medical College, Theni
Tripura Government Medical College, Agartala
Telangana Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad
Uttar Pradesh King’s George Medical University, Lucknow
Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh
Uttarakhand Government Medical College, Haldwani
West Bengal National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata
IPGMER, Kolkata

What Specimen is needed for Coronavirus?

CDC recommends upper respiratory tract specimens (nasopharyngeal AND oropharyngeal swabs) for initial testing. CDC also recommends testing lower respiratory tract specimens, if available (especially patients on a ventilator). For patients who develop a productive cough, sputum should be collected.