COVID-19: AN UPDATE ON THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STATUS OF SOUTH INDIA

  • MURUGAN N. Molecular Genetics Infectious Diseases (ID) Division, Life Cell International Pvt Ltd., 26, Vandalur Kelambakkam Main Road, Keelakottaiyur, Chennai 600048, Tamil Nadu, India
  • PRATHIBA S. Vel Tech Hightech Dr. Rangarajan and Dr. Sakunthala Rangarajan Engineering College, Avadi, Chennai 600062, Tamil Nadu, India
  • MAYUR ABHAYA Molecular Genetics Infectious Diseases (ID) Division, Life Cell International Pvt Ltd., 26, Vandalur Kelambakkam Main Road, Keelakottaiyur, Chennai 600048, Tamil Nadu, India
  • ANSCIN A. FUJITA Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Loyola College, Chennai-34

Abstract

Global emergency due to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-COV-2) and associated COVID-19 necessitates an engaged, integrated, interdisciplinary, and rapid response from the scientific community. India has had 4·4 million cases of COVID-19, the second most in the world after the USA, with 75,062 officially confirmed deaths from the disease as of Sept 10, 2020. Total of 27,688,740 confirmed cases and 8, 99,315 death cases were reported as per WHO on Sept 10, 2020 at 10.28 AM, CEST. The United States of America, India, Brazil and Russia recorded the highest cases in the world. We describe here, the outbreak of COVID-19 among the five major South Indian states and the data were collected from various Government authorised websites and the same were comparatively studied among five different states from March to July 15, 2020. In south India, Tamil Nadu reports the highest cases when compared to other states and the least cases were found to be among the state of Kerala as per the study period.

Keywords: COVID 19, South India, Comparative study

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Author Biography

MURUGAN N., Molecular Genetics Infectious Diseases (ID) Division, Life Cell International Pvt Ltd., 26, Vandalur Kelambakkam Main Road, Keelakottaiyur, Chennai 600048, Tamil Nadu, India

Scientist and Manager, Lifecell Private International, Chennai, India.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Wayne State University, Michigan, United States of America.

Associate Scientist, MEDGENOME LABS PVT LTD., and ADJUNCT FACULTY, SANKARA NETHRALAYA, CHENNAI

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N., M., P. S., M. ABHAYA, and A. A. FUJITA. “COVID-19: AN UPDATE ON THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STATUS OF SOUTH INDIA”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 12, no. 11, Nov. 2020, pp. 15-18, doi:10.22159/ijpps.2020v12i11.39265.
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