Coronavirus

From raju

Coronavirus

Originated in Wuhan.

Important dates

  • 2020-01-20 - First case of coronavirus in USA. [1]

[1] - https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2001191 - First Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the United States

Breakthroughs

  • Abbott laboratories developed a test that can detect Corona virus in 5-13 minutes. It plans to supply 50,000 tests a day starting April 1. It is already approved by FDA.

https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/product-and-innovation/detect-covid-19-in-as-little-as-5-minutes.html

Testing source data

A total of 18,127 samples from 17,237 individuals have been tested for SARS-CoV2 as on 22nd March 2020 6:00 PM IST. A total of 396 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases.

So far there have been 72,870 tests.

Notes:- The link https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing-in-us.html also gives the same information. But it redirects to some other link on the fly.

dashboards

daily updates of covid cases broken down by town

useful links

supplementary links

useful info

  • symptoms - fever and body aches, sore throat, cough, headache, chills and fatigue.

data analysis and visualization

  • https://ourworldindata.org/covid-testing-us-uk-korea-italy - Beautiful analysis! To understand the pandemic, or how successful countries have been in their response to it, you cannot look at the data on confirmed cases or the data on testing in isolation. You need to look at the two together.

interesting articles and videos

news

cdc recommendations

drugs

  • Glenmark: [{favipiravir: drug}, {FabiFlu: brand name}, {severity: mild to moderate cases}]
  • Cipla: [{Remdesivir: drug}, {Cipremi: brand name}]
  • Hetero Labs: [{Remdesivir: drug}, {Covifor: brand name}]

Ref:- https://www.news18.com/news/india/coronavirus-cure-treatment-remdesivir-favipiravir-cipla-hetero-labs-covifor-cipremi-and-fabiflu-2680915.html

Dummy

  • Gilead Sciences: US based, has patent on Remdesivir
  • US National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases
  • Glenmark: Mumbai based