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 41,054,072 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 7,650,849 1,15,956 6,794,626 7,40,267
Andaman & Nicobar Island 4,141 56 3,902 183
Andhra Pradesh 789,553 6481 749,676 33,396
Arunachal Pradesh 13,778 31 11,035 2,712
Assam 202,073 884 174,411 26,778
Bihar 206,961 1011 194,889 11,061
Chandigarh 13,743 209 12,724 810
Chhattisgarh 165,279 1584 137,986 25,709
Delhi 336,750 6,081 306,747 23,922
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 3,194 2 3,128 64
Goa 41,031 555 37,275 3,201
Gujarat 161,848 3,654 144,027 14,167
Himachal Pradesh 19,357 269 16,454 2,634
Haryana 152,174 1660 140,436 10,078
Jharkhand 97,414 849 90,385 6,180
Karnataka 776,901 10,608 662,329 103,964
Kerala 353,473 1207 260,243 92,023
Maharashtra 1,609,516 42,453 1,392,308 174,755
Meghalaya 8649 76 6602 1,971
Manipur 16,062 121 12,059 3,882
Madhya Pradesh 162,178 2811 146,860 12,507
Mizoram 2280 0 2163 117
Nagaland 8,020 21 6268 1,731
Odisha 272,250 1221 252,197 18,832
Puducherry 33,452 577 28,774 4,101
Punjab 128,590 4037 119,658 4,895
Rajasthan 177,123 1774 155,095 20,254
Sikkim 3,643 63 3,245 335
Tamil Nadu 694,030 10,741 646,555 36,734
Tripura 29,797 329 26,990 2,478
Telangana 226,124 1287 204,388 20,449
Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir 88,958 1397 79,437 8,124
Union Territory of Ladakh 5,695 67 4787 841
Uttar Pradesh 459,154 6,714 422,024 30,416
Uttarakhand 58,601 946 51,862 5,793
West Bengal 329,057 6,180 287,707 35,170

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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.