COVID-19: An Update on the Epidemiological status of South India

Epidemiological status of South India

  • Murugan Nandagopal LIFECELL INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD

Abstract

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-COV-2), evolved in the late December 2019 and was reported first from Wuhan, China. It remains as a major threat to human community all over the world. Steadily increasing mortality rate observed among COVID 19 patients globally. Globally, till July 25th, 2020 totally 15, 581, 009 confirmed cases and 6, 35,173 death cases reported as per WHO on July 25th 2020 at 5.30 GMT. United States of America, Brazil, India and Russia recorded the highest cases in the world. In India, 13, 85,494 confirmed cases and 32,096 deaths reported till July 25, 2020. The current study reports on COVID-19 outbreak among South Indian states and the data were comparatively studied among four states from March to July 15, 2020. In south India, Tamil Nadu reports highest cases when compared to other states and the least cases was found in Kerala.

Keywords: COVID 19, South India, Comparative study

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Author Biography

Murugan Nandagopal, LIFECELL INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD

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

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

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

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Nandagopal, M. “COVID-19: An Update on the Epidemiological Status of South India”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 12, no. 11, Sept. 2020, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijpps/article/view/39265.
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