COVID-19 Timeline - How did coronavirus cases cross 15 lakh?
Yesterday, COVID-19 cases in India crossed 15 lakh mark to reach 15,25,670 and 47,745 fresh cases have been reported.
31st December 2019
WHO was informed by the Chinese Government about a new virus which is causing pneumonia to humans.
4th January 2020
WHO informed the whole world about the new strain of coronavirus.
9th January 2020
1st death was reported due to this Novel Virus. And it was named Novel Coronavirus or SARS Cov-2.
11th January 2020
WHO released a report suggesting that travel bans are unnecessary and it will only create hurdles in the way of curing this virus. WHO also reported that there was no evidence of human to human transfer of the virus, although it was very evident back then that the virus is jumping from human to human.
21st January 2020
A lockdown was imposed in Wuhan, China to keep the virus in control. It shall be noted that the announcement of this lockdown was done 4 days ago and around 50 lakh people travelled out of Wuhan in these 4 days as it was Chinese New Year.
30th January 2020
The first case of Novel Coronavirus was reported in India in a person who travelled back to India from Wuhan, Hubei, China. This case was in Thrissur, Kerala. 2 more people were found to be positive on 1st and 2nd February.
After some days these 3 people were cured and there was no case for almost 30 days.
2nd March 2020
Coronavirus came back and this time it caused destruction like never before. This wave is still continuing.
A Delhite with travel history to Italy and a Hyderabad resident with travel history to UAE were tested positive.
March 12 2020
First Death due to coronavirus was reported in India in the state of Karnataka.
The first death assured everyone that this time corona is here to stay and a sense of panic was developed in the general public. While some of them were panicking, others were welcoming coronavirus to India and then there were Tableeghi Jamatis, who later turned out to be superspreaders.
July 29 2020
Yesterday, COVID-19 cases in India crossed 15 lakh mark to reach 15,25,670 and 47,745 fresh cases have been reported. The sigh of relief can be taken after watching the number of people recovering. The recovery rate in India stands at 64.51% and the death rate is 2.23%. India is doing far better than in other countries. Total Death due to COVID-19 stands at 34,193 and the number of people recovered is 9,88,029.
Medication and Vaccine
As of now, Dexamethasone and Fabipiravir are some of the drugs that are being administered to the infected ones. And India’s vaccine makers have reached stage 2 of the trail. The good thing about these trails is that results are quite promising even though there have been various words out regarding the adaptive nature of the virus. Another vaccine which is being developed by Oxford University in collaboration with AstraZeneca has raised antibodies against the virus and also awakened other immune responses. As of now, a total of 6 vaccines has reached stage 3.
As of now, this virus is also being considered Airborne which makes it the most contagious virus of all times, but as the history tells us, none of the species has ever wiped out the humans completely nor will this virus. We have always emerged victorious and even this time we will. All we need to do is follow the guidelines issued and remain at our home until its necessary to step out.
Stay Home. Stay Safe.