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Amid the alarming spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths in India, the country stepped into the second phase of the Centre’s plan of lifting the lockdown. The Unlock 2.0 came into force on July 1 and will continue till July 31.

Though there will be "phased re-opening" of activities that had been barred to contain the spread of coronavirus, educational institutions, Metro rail services, cinema halls and gyms will continue to remain shut. Political, academic, cultural, religious, sporting events and other large congregations will also continue to be prohibited in 'Unlock 2' phase.

Domestic and international (under the Vande Bharat mission) flights and passenger trains, already operational in a limited manner, will be further expanded in a calibrated manner, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) guidelines.

The case tally in India is on an alarming spike with June alone recording close to 4 lakh confirmed cases. Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu continue to be the three worst-hit states and are witnessing record spikes in cases and deaths on a daily basis.

Countries Affected

  • Country Wise
  • Total Confirm
  • Cured
  • Death
  • America
  • 3184421
  • 983185
  • 134089
  • Brazil
  • 1800827
  • 1217361
  • 70398
  • India
  • 820916
  • 515386
  • 22123
  • Russia
  • 712863
  • 488234
  • 11000
  • Peru
  • 319646
  • 210638
  • 11500
  • Chile
  • 309274
  • 278053
  • 6781
  • England
  • 289678
  • 1378
  • 44735
  • Mexico
  • 289174
  • 225356
  • 34191
  • Spain
  • 253908
  • 150376
  • 28403
  • Iran
  • 252720
  • 215015
  • 12447
  • South Africa
  • 250687
  • 118232
  • 3860
  • Pakistan
  • 246351
  • 153134
  • 5123
  • Italy
  • 242639
  • 194273
  • 34938
  • Saudi Arabia
  • 226486
  • 163026
  • 2151
  • Turkey
  • 210965
  • 191883
  • 5323
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India (Affected States)

  • State Wise
  • Total Confirm(Indian)(Foreign)
  • Cured
  • Death
  • Maharashtra
  • 246600
  • 0
  • 136985
  • 10116
  • Tamil Nadu
  • 134226
  • 6
  • 85915
  • 1898
  • Delhi
  • 110921
  • 1
  • 87692
  • 3334
  • Gujarat
  • 40941
  • 1
  • 28649
  • 2032
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • 36491
  • 2
  • 23334
  • 934
  • Karnataka
  • 36216
  • 0
  • 14716
  • 613
  • Telangana
  • 33402
  • 10
  • 20919
  • 348
  • West Bengal
  • 28453
  • 0
  • 17959
  • 906
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • 27235
  • 0
  • 14393
  • 309
  • Rajasthan
  • 23748
  • 2
  • 17869
  • 503
  • Haryana
  • 21240
  • 24
  • 15983
  • 301
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • 17201
  • 0
  • 12679
  • 644
  • Bihar
  • 16305
  • 0
  • 10991
  • 146
  • Assam
  • 15536
  • 0
  • 9150
  • 35
  • Odisha
  • 12526
  • 0
  • 8360
  • 61
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • 10156
  • 0
  • 5895
  • 169
  • Punjab
  • 7831
  • 0
  • 5392
  • 201
  • Kerala
  • 7438
  • 8
  • 3963
  • 29
  • Chhattisgarh
  • 3897
  • 0
  • 3070
  • 17
  • Jharkhand
  • 3663
  • 2
  • 2243
  • 31
  • Uttarakhand
  • 3537
  • 1
  • 2786
  • 47
  • Goa
  • 2368
  • 1
  • 1428
  • 12
  • Tripura
  • 1949
  • 0
  • 1375
  • 2
  • Manipur
  • 1593
  • 0
  • 843
  • 0
  • Puducherry
  • 1337
  • 0
  • 690
  • 18
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • 1182
  • 0
  • 908
  • 11
  • Ladakh
  • 1077
  • 0
  • 928
  • 1
  • Nagaland
  • 748
  • 0
  • 313
  • 0
  • Chandigarh
  • 555
  • 0
  • 413
  • 7
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • 471
  • 0
  • 226
  • 0
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**DISCLAIMER: The figures get updated every 24 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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