Coronavirus in India: Cases update and testing Sites

Coronavirus in India: Cases update and testing Sites | HealthSoul

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 143,577,739 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

State Confirmed Cases Deaths Recovered Active Cases
Total             1,56,09,254                   1,82,571             1,32,69,999                21,50,232
Andaman & Nicobar Island                         5,466                               64                         5,243                            159
Andhra Pradesh                   9,76,987                         7,472                   9,15,626                      53,889
Arunachal Pradesh                      17,113                               56                      16,835                            222
Assam                   2,27,473                         1,145                   2,17,296                         9,032
Bihar                   3,42,059                         1,841                   2,83,863                      56,355
Chandigarh                      35,148                            421                      30,768                         3,959
Chhattisgarh                   5,74,299                         6,274                   4,42,337                   1,25,688
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu                         5,272                                 4                         3,955                         1,313
Delhi                   9,05,541                      12,638                   8,07,328                      85,575
Goa                      69,312                            926                      60,145                         8,241
Gujarat                   4,28,178                         5,615                   3,46,063                      76,500
Haryana                   3,71,624                         3,483                   3,18,369                      49,772
Himachal Pradesh                      79,410                         1,206                      68,150                      10,054
Jammu & Kashmir (UT)                   1,50,238                         2,071                   1,34,697                      13,470
Jharkhand                   1,72,315                         1,547                   1,37,590                      33,178
Karnataka                11,98,644                      13,646                10,25,821                   1,59,177
Kerala                12,72,646                         4,979                11,48,671                   1,18,996
Ladakh                      12,556                            134                      10,610                         1,812
Lakshaddweep                         1,335                                 1                            812                            522
Madhya Pradesh                   4,33,704                         4,713                   3,50,720                      78,271
Maharashtra                39,60,359                      61,343                32,13,464                   6,85,552
Manipur                      29,869                            378                      29,106                            385
Meghalaya                      15,116                            154                      14,105                            857
Mizoram                         4,995                               12                         4,569                            414
Nagaland                      12,650                               94                      12,110                            446
Odisha                   3,77,464                         2,006                   3,49,377                      26,081
Puducherry                      48,974                            717                      43,184                         5,073
Punjab                   3,09,316                         8,045                   2,64,562                      36,709
Rajasthan                   4,38,785                         3,268                   3,49,946                      85,571
Sikkim                         6,796                            136                         6,021                            639
Tamil Nadu                10,13,378                      13,205                   9,20,369                      79,804
Telangana                   3,61,359                         1,856                   3,16,650                      42,853
Tripura                      34,091                            391                      33,168                            532
Uttar Pradesh                   9,09,405                      10,159                   6,75,702                   2,23,544
Uttarakhand                   1,29,205                         1,919                   1,03,633                      23,653
West Bengal                   6,78,172                      10,652                   6,09,134                      58,386


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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.