E-ISSN 2602-3164
EJMI. 2020; 4(3): 279-283 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2020.38479

Novel Coronavirus Disease ( COVID-19) Pandemic in India: A Review

Nivedita Prasad1, Anil Kumar2, Manikant Tripathi3
1Department of Dairy Microbiology, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHUATS), Prayagraj, India, 2Department of Horticulture, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, (SHUATS), Prayagraj, India, 3Department of Microbiology, Dr. Rammanohar Lohia Avadh University, Ayodhya, India.

The first incidence of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) in India was disclosed on 30 January 2020. This viral pandemic disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is a global challenge. It belong to Coronaviridiae family. The sources and mode of transmission is similar to the previous outbreaks of coronaviruses such as MERS-CoV and SARS where the disease infection occurred due to transmission from human-to-human. The symptoms are most likely to be similar to regular cold, flu or seasonal allergies like fever, fatigue, sore throat and running nose, tiredness, and dry cough. As of 6 April, 2020 The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has confirmed 3851 active cases of COVID-19 infection, 318 recovered and 111 deaths in India. In India, the rate of infection from COVID-19 is reported 1.7 which remarkably low as compared to other affected countries of the world. Initial studies suggest that COVID-19 virus may survive on the surfaces from few hours up to several days. The treatments of patients with COVID-19 infection are basically symptomatic. Research is underway for the vaccine development. However, the ways to prevent virus spread by following hygiene practices such as hand washing, using masks and gloves, social distancing, etc. This article is an overview of the COVID-19 infection in India. Keywords: Coronavirus, COVID-19, India, pandemic, SARS-CoV-2

Cite This Article

Prasad N, Kumar A, Tripathi M. Novel Coronavirus Disease ( COVID-19) Pandemic in India: A Review. EJMI. 2020; 4(3): 279-283

Corresponding Author: Manikant Tripathi

Full Text PDF PDF Download