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Coronavirus one year on: Claimed over 1.3 million lives worldwide

Coronavirus one year on: Claimed over 1.3 million lives worldwide

Kohima, November 17 (NEx): A year ago today, November 17, 2019 our lives changed forever when the first person in the world is said to have been infected with Coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The whole world is adopting to the New Normal of having to live with the virus.

The first reported case (known as patient zero) was of a 55 year old male in Hubei province of China on November 17, 2019.

The proliferation of the virus can be gauged by the fact that within one year the virus has claimed the lives of more than 1.3 million people worldwide, with cases surpassing 50 million in 190 countries.

Ever since the first coronavirus case was reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan on November 17, 2019, it took 190 days for the virus to enter into the State of Nagaland. The state reported the first COVID-19 positive case on May 25, 2020 when three returnees from Chennai tested positive for the virus.

As on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Nagaland reported 10,188 positive cases and 47 lives were lost to the virus, COVID-19 in the State. Out of the total cases reported in the state so far, 8897 patients have been recovered. Active case stands at 1134, stated the COVID-19 daily bulletin issued the Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Nagaland today.

India’s COVID-19 tally;

Meanwhile, India reported its first COVID-19 positive case, 74 days after the first case was reported in China. First COVID-19 positive case in India was confirmed in Kerala on January 30, 2020.

According to Health Ministry data, as on November 17, 2020, India reported 88,74,290 confirmed COVID-19 positive cases till date. 1,30,519 lives were lost to COVID-19 in India. Active cases in the country stands at 4,53,401.