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In wake of the alarming spike in the number of coronavirus cases in the country, the government has extended the lockdown till May 17, with considerable relaxation. As per the latest guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the Centre has provided relaxations after categorising districts in ‘red’, ‘orange’ and ‘green’ zones.

As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are 130 red, 284 orange and 319 green coronavirus districts in India.

The Indian Railways has also ‘partially’ resumed its passenger train services from May 12. As per the railways, the passengers will be able to book their tickets at the official IRCTC website. However, the passengers will not be able to book tickets at ticket counters in railway stations as they will remain closed.

Meanwhile, there has been no confirmation from the government on further extension of lockdown which was imposed on March 25 and further extended on April 14 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to break the chain of transmission of the dreadful coronavirus.

So far the COVID-19 virus has affected over 67,000 and claimed the lives of more than 2,200 people in India.

Countries Affected

  • Country Wise
  • Total Confirm
  • Cured
  • Death
  • America
  • 1720613
  • 399991
  • 101573
  • Brazil
  • 438238
  • 177604
  • 26754
  • Russia
  • 379051
  • 150993
  • 4142
  • England
  • 269127
  • 1167
  • 37837
  • Spain
  • 237906
  • 150376
  • 27119
  • Italy
  • 231732
  • 150604
  • 33142
  • France
  • 183038
  • 67309
  • 28662
  • Germany
  • 179717
  • 163360
  • 8411
  • Turkey
  • 159797
  • 124369
  • 4431
  • India
  • 158333
  • 70920
  • 4531
  • Iran
  • 143849
  • 112988
  • 7627
  • Peru
  • 135905
  • 59442
  • 3983
  • Canada
  • 87891
  • 46961
  • 6799
  • Chile
  • 86943
  • 36115
  • 890
  • China
  • 82995
  • 78291
  • 4634
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India (Affected States)

  • State Wise
  • Total Confirm(Indian)(Foreign)
  • Cured
  • Death
  • Maharashtra
  • 59546
  • 0
  • 18616
  • 1982
  • Tamil Nadu
  • 19372
  • 6
  • 10548
  • 145
  • Delhi
  • 16281
  • 1
  • 7495
  • 316
  • Gujarat
  • 15562
  • 1
  • 8003
  • 960
  • Rajasthan
  • 8067
  • 2
  • 4817
  • 180
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • 7453
  • 0
  • 4050
  • 321
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • 7170
  • 2
  • 4215
  • 197
  • West Bengal
  • 4536
  • 0
  • 1668
  • 295
  • Bihar
  • 3296
  • 0
  • 1211
  • 15
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • 3251
  • 0
  • 2125
  • 59
  • Karnataka
  • 2533
  • 0
  • 834
  • 47
  • Telangana
  • 2256
  • 10
  • 1345
  • 67
  • Punjab
  • 2246
  • 0
  • 1946
  • 44
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • 2036
  • 0
  • 859
  • 27
  • Odisha
  • 1660
  • 0
  • 887
  • 7
  • Haryana
  • 1476
  • 24
  • 881
  • 19
  • Kerala
  • 1088
  • 8
  • 555
  • 7
  • Assam
  • 856
  • 0
  • 104
  • 4
  • Uttarakhand
  • 509
  • 1
  • 81
  • 5
  • Jharkhand
  • 469
  • 2
  • 212
  • 4
  • Chhattisgarh
  • 399
  • 0
  • 83
  • 0
  • Chandigarh
  • 288
  • 0
  • 189
  • 4
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • 282
  • 0
  • 77
  • 6
  • Tripura
  • 242
  • 0
  • 167
  • 0
  • Ladakh
  • 73
  • 0
  • 43
  • 0
  • Goa
  • 69
  • 1
  • 38
  • 0
  • Manipur
  • 55
  • 0
  • 5
  • 0
  • Puducherry
  • 51
  • 0
  • 14
  • 0
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • 33
  • 0
  • 33
  • 0
  • Meghalaya
  • 21
  • 0
  • 12
  • 1
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**DISCLAIMER: The figures get updated every 12 hours.

FAQs - Coronavirus

What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are large group of virus that are common among animals. As per US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it can be easily transmitted from animals to humans.

Symptoms

The symptoms include sore throat, running nose, headcahe, fever, which can last up to a couple of days. For those who have weak immune system, there's a chance that the virus can lead to lower, and serious respiratory tract illness like pneumoni and bronchitis.

Severe Acute Respiratory Sundrome or SARS is the other coronavirus that can lead to above symptoms. It was also first identified in China. As per WHO, it causes respiratory problems but can also cause diarrhea, fatigue, respiratory distress, difficulty in breathing and kidney failure. Older people are most vulnerable to the disease.

How it spreads?

Coronavirus can spread via human contact with animals. When it comes to human to human transmission of virus, it often spreads when someone comes in contact with infected person's infections such as cough, sneeze handsake. The virus can be also transmitted by touching something of an infected person and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth. It can only be controlled by handling a patient's waste.

Treatment

As of now, there is no specific treatment. Most of the time, the symptoms will go away on their own. However, Coronavirus can be releived by a prescribed doctor's medication.

A room humidifier or hot shower can help with sore throat or cough.

Drink plenty of fluids and get proper sleep.

Prevention

There is no vaccine to treat the Cornavirus. Trials are underway.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Wash your hands often with soap and water and for at least 20 seconds.

if infected, stay at home and avoid crowds or contact with others.

Cover your mouth and nose to prevent spreading of the virus.

Which group of people is susceptive to Coronavirus?

People of all ages can be affected by the deadly virus (2019-nCoV). However, older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions like heart disease, asthma and diabeties are more vulnerable to fall prey to the virus.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has asked people of all age groups to protect themselves from Coronavirus by following good hygeine and respiratory hygeine.

Do antibiotics help in preventing or treating Coronavirus?

As per WHO, no antibiotics work against these viruses but only on bacteria. If you are hospitalissed for the being infected with Coronavirus, you may receive antibiotics as bacterial co-infection is possible.

Is there any speciific medicine/ vaccine to cure Coronavirus?

Even though some specific treatment are underway and tested for clinical trials, there is no specific medicine to prevent or treat Coronavirus. However, those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care.

Sources : WHO | Health Ministry-Center and States

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