The spread of novel coronavirus in India has created panic in the country. After the first confirmed positive case was reported on January 30 in Kerala, the epidemic has expanded its footprint in the country, affecting over 3,000 people.
More than three billion people around the world were living under lockdown for the past few days as governments stepped up their efforts against the coronavirus pandemic which has left more than 20,000 people dead worldwide.
While the impact of the novel coronavirus has been the most in China and Italy, India also is within its grasp. After making its presence in Kerala first, the novel coronavirus reached other cities/regions including Bengaluru, Pune, Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Hyderabad, Jammu and Kashmir among others.
We, at Deccan Herald, bring to you the list of total positive cases in India and the state-wise impact of the epidemic, according to the Union Ministry of Health and sources (the list will be updated regularly).
The total number of positive cases (including deaths) in India: 3088 as of April 4.
Total deaths in India: 90
Andhra Pradesh: 1
Uttar Pradesh: 2
Madhya Pradesh: 9
West Bengal: 7
Himachal Pradesh: 2
Tamil Nadu: 1
Jammu and Kashmir: 2
States/UT with confirmed positive cases: (State-wise details are updated as we receive information)
Jammu and Kashmir: 75
Uttar Pradesh: 197
Tamil Nadu: 411
Andhra Pradesh: 152
Himachal Pradesh: 4
West Bengal: 53
Madhya Pradesh: 154
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 10
Arunachal Pradesh: 1
Note: The tallies above include foreigners who have been infected with COVID-19.
No. of people discharged: 151
While the Centre and state governments have been trying hard to check the spread of coronavirus by tracking, isolating and treating the infected persons, the gradual rise of the epidemic in India is worrisome. Dailyhunt