The deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to more than 203 countries & territories and the number of people infected has gone over 8 Lakhs. Over forty-three thousand people have died in sixty-eight countries since it first got detected in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

As of 1st April total of 1637 people, including 25 foreigners have been detected in India. This also includes the 143 patients who have already recovered. A total of 45 death has been reported in India due to the novel coronavirus till now.

Coronavirus is a family of viruses that predominantly infect animals but can be transmitted to humans in some cases. Usually, diseases caused by coronavirus proceed in a mild form, without causing severe symptoms.

In this article, we’ll update you on the latest coronavirus updates, coronavirus symptoms, and coronavirus prevention tips.

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Deaths Reported Globally

  • In China, more than 80,000 confirmed cases have been registered and around 2 lakhs people have been infected globally, according to SCMP.
  • According to the World Health Organization, 8774 thousand infected individuals have already been identified outside of China, and 1598 new cases have been confirmed per day. Cases of infection have been detected in 176 countries, and 128 people have died from coronavirus outside China.
  • The number of victims has amounted to 9127 people, including 7263 in mainland China.

Coronavirus updates in Other Countries

  • The US Federal Reserve, due to coronavirus for the first time since 2008, lowered its base interest rate to 1–1.25%, dropping it by 0.5 percentage points.
  • The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Iran increased to 18407, while 1.8 thousand cases were reported the day before. The number of deaths reached 1284.
  • US Vice President Mike Pence said that new drugs for those infected with the coronavirus COVID-19 may be ready in the summer or early fall.
  • South Korean President Moon Jae-in said his country launched a “round-the-clock war” against the coronavirus. Over the past few days, 91 deaths have been reported in South Korea.

Common Symptoms of Coronavirus updates


The disease appears to become more severe with age, preferring age groups 30 to 79. In the vast majority of cases, the below symptoms are associated not with coronavirus but with the usual SARS.

  • Increased temperature (High Fever)
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Labored Breathing
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea

How is Coronavirus Transmitted?

Like other respiratory viruses, coronavirus spreads through the droplets that form when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Also, in rare cases, it can spread when someone touches any contaminated surface, such as a door handle. People become infected when they touch their mouth, nose, or eyes with contaminated hands.

Coronavirus updates Prevention Tips

Follow these coronavirus prevention tips and stay safe and protected:

  • To protect yourself from this novel coronavirus, keep your hands and surfaces clean.
  • Wash your hands properly and keep them clean. Wash them with soap and water. Soap and water are superior to sanitizers as they have the ability to eliminate all types of germs.
  • Wash your hands before touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
  • At work, regularly clean surfaces and devices that you touch (computer keyboards, general office equipment panels, smartphone screens, remotes, door handles, and handrails).
  • Try to Carry disposable wipes with you if you go outside and cover your nose and mouth always when you cough or sneeze, and dispose of the wipes after use.
  • Be careful when visiting crowded places like shopping malls, airports, and other public places.
  • Avoid touching the surfaces and objects located in such places and do not touch your face.
  • Avoid eating from outside if possible.
  • Explain good hand hygiene and face hygiene to your children.
  • Always wash your hands before eating.
  • Ventilate the room frequently.
  • Tell your children about coronavirus prevention.

If you find symptoms similar to those mentioned above and caused by the coronavirus, stay at home and call a doctor immediately.

Indian Ministry of health and family welfare started helplines for Coronavirus. These Covid-19 helplines were accessible all day. Call at these helplines numbers in case of need:

National Helpline no 011-23978046
New – Delhi 011-23385743
Central Delhi 011-23270151
North 011-27708768
South 011-29531277
East 011-22050908, 22051234
North -West 011-25951182
South West 011 -25066674
South East 011-26476410

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