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With a 76-year-old Karnataka man being confirmed as India’s first COVID-19 fatality, the government has stepped up efforts to contain the outbreak.
The Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918 had claimed somewhere between 50 and 100 million lives worldwide, with India accounting for almost a fifth of the global death toll.
Early findings from China indicated that among the 44,000 known cases, less than 1% were aged younger than 10. The Kerala child is India’s first.
As the number of confirmed cases in India reaches 43, the Union Home Ministry has asked for 75 isolation wards at 37 locations in the country.
While vaccine for coronavirus will take another year to be developed, India needs to do more to prevent seasonal flu that kills despite having a vaccine, say health experts.
The total death toll in mainland China reached 3,119. Officials said 40 new confirmed cases were reported Monday, the lowest number since January.
The child and its parents who arrived from Italy were subjected to thermal screening, and the samples of the parents have also been sent to lab.
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The virus can turn severe 'very, very quickly' and damaged lungs can starve vital organs of oxygen, impairing the kidneys, liver, brain and heart.
A couple and their son who had flown from Italy and evaded airport screening have tested positive for coronavirus.
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