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 171,033,299confirmed 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         2,80,46,957               3,29,127         2,56,84,529            20,22,103
Andaman & Nicobar Island                     6,984                        114                     6,683                        187
Andhra Pradesh            16,85,142                  10,832            15,08,515               1,65,795
Arunachal Pradesh                  26,950                        115                  23,052                     3,783
Assam               4,06,868                     3,300               3,49,773                  53,795
Bihar               7,05,648                     5,104               6,82,166                  18,378
Chandigarh                  59,922                        745                  57,043                     2,134
Chhattisgarh               9,69,300                  13,016               9,17,023                  39,261
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu                  10,217                             4                     9,878                        335
Delhi            14,25,592                  24,151            13,89,341                  12,100
Goa               1,55,064                     2,625               1,38,429                  14,010
Gujarat               8,07,488                     9,815               7,62,270                  35,403
Haryana               7,55,389                     8,221               7,26,081                  21,087
Himachal Pradesh               1,89,465                     3,111               1,71,393                  14,961
Jammu & Kashmir (UT)               2,88,940                     3,870               2,47,393                  37,677
Jharkhand               3,36,943                     4,978               3,22,060                     9,905
Karnataka            25,87,827                  28,679            22,17,117               3,42,031
Kerala            25,14,280                     8,642            22,81,518               2,24,120
Ladakh                  18,448                        187                  16,658                     1,603
Lakshaddweep                     7,928                           32                     5,733                     2,163
Madhya Pradesh               7,78,825                     8,019               7,43,550                  27,256
Maharashtra            57,31,815                  94,844            53,62,370               2,74,601
Manipur                  49,882                        793                  40,607                     8,482
Meghalaya                  35,190                        564                  27,130                     7,496
Mizoram                  11,988                           36                     8,961                     2,991
Nagaland                  21,563                        363                  15,523                     5,677
Odisha               7,56,684                     2,772               6,70,527                  83,385
Puducherry               1,03,826                     1,518                  90,141                  12,167
Punjab               5,65,415                  14,432               5,11,720                  39,263
Rajasthan               9,38,460                     8,317               8,80,919                  49,224
Sikkim                  15,177                        250                  10,746                     4,181
Tamil Nadu            20,68,580                  23,754            17,39,280               3,05,546
Telangana               5,75,827                     3,263               5,37,522                  35,042
Tripura                  50,736                        504                  43,130                     7,102
Uttar Pradesh            16,90,016                  20,346            16,28,456                  41,214
Uttarakhand               3,28,338                     6,401               2,85,889                  36,048
West Bengal            13,66,240                  15,410            12,55,932                  94,898

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  1. Maintain a 1m or 3ft distance between yourself and a person who is sneezing or coughing.
  2. 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.