India has reported 60 COVID-19 cases so far. As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in the country, We bring you an in-depth data analysis on the coronavirus outbreak in India.
- 50 people have tested positive for coronavirus in India so far
- First 3 patients were reported in Kerala and have been discharged
- 52 medical facilities across the country are testing samples for COVID-19
The coronavirus outbreak, which has triggered a global health scare, has alarmed health officials in India too, following a spike in new cases being reported from various states over the past two weeks. With 10 new cases being reported on March 11, the the total number of COVID-19 cases in India has risen to 60. The latest patients include eight from Kerala and one each from Rajasthan and Delhi. A day earlier, six people tested positive for COVID-19 (the disease caused by novel coronavirus).
Kerala was the first Indian state to report a positive coronavirus case on January 30. The patient was a student studying in China and had returned home on account of the Lunar New Year festivities.
In a span of four days, two other positive coronavirus cases were reported in Kerala, prompting the local government to declare a state emergency on February 3. These three patients were immediately put in isolation at state medical facilities and over 3,400 people who were suspected to have come in contact with them were put in quarantines and observed for coronavirus-related symptoms. Days later, the three positive cases were discharged following treatment.
Between February 3 and March 1, India saw a calm phase in regards to the global coronavirus outbreak as no new case was reported. But things have changed rapidly since then as between March 2 and March 11, 57 people have tested positive for COVID-19. These cases have been reported from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, J&K, Punjab and Ladakh.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 5,066 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in India as on March 9. (More on this below.)
Globally, more than 1.06 lakh people in over 100 countries/territories have been infected with COVID-19 and the disease has so far claimed close to 3,600 lives. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).
(NOTE: This report will be regularly updated to incorporate latest data and insights on the coronavirus outbreak.)
|Coronavirus cases in Delhi||Delhi||3|
|Coronavirus cases in Kerala||Thrissur, Ernakulam, Kasaragod, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta||9|
|Coronavirus cases in Punjab||Hoshiarpur||1|
|Coronavirus cases in J&K||Jammu||1|
|Coronavirus cases in Ladakh||Ladakh||2|
|Coronavirus cases in UP||Agra, Ghaziabad||8|
|Coronavirus cases in Rajasthan||Jaipur||17|
|Coronavirus cases in Karnataka||Bengaluru||4|
|Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra||Pune||2|
|Coronavirus cases in Haryana||Gurgaon||1|
|Coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu||Chennai||1|
|Coronavirus cases in Telangana||Hyderabad||1|