The global number of confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has edged toward a million while the death toll has neared 50,000 as the outbreak continues to hit the world.
As per WHO, currently, there is no vaccine or specific treatment for COVID-19, but supportive care can help most patients recover. Precautionary measures include regular hand-hygiene practices with an alcohol-based rub or soap and water and strictly practising social distancing.
COVID-19 in India
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases rise to 2088 in India (including 1764 active cases, 157 cured/discharged/migrated people and 56 deaths), according to the latest tally published by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare this morning (April 4, 2020). Among the 27 states and Union Territories having Coronavirus patients, Maharashtra has the highest tally of positive cases at 338, followed by Kerala at 241. India has been under a 21-day lockdown in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection.