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Coronavirus updates March 18: Vulnerable blood groups to list of Covid testing hospitals, latest health news

The novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by WHO. Originated in China's Wuhan city, the disease has caused over 7000 deaths and affected over 1,75,530 people in 145 countries.

India TV Lifestyle Desk Written by: India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 20, 2020 10:44 IST
Coronavirus March 18 latest health updates: Ministry of health in Italy releases an awareness video

Coronavirus March 18 latest health updates: Ministry of health in Italy releases an awareness video

The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 was termed as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (who) after it spread onto different countries like wildfire. The deadly virus originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year has spread onto 145 countries and has killed over 7000 people, infecting more than 1,75,530 globally. The common signs of the infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death. Here are the health updates from all around the globe related to the disease that you need to be aware of.

 

Coronavirus March 18 latest health updates:

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  • 3:20 PM (IST) Posted by Shalu Singh

    Two more test positive in Karnataka, after Noida

    Two more positive cases have been reported in Bengaluru, which has taken the total number of cases in Karnataka to 13, Health Minister B Sriramulu said on Wednesday. The two patients--56-year-old man and 25-year-old woman--had returned from the US and Spain, respectively.

    Another confirmed case of coronavirus was reported from Uttar Pradesh's Noida on Wednesday. With this, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Noida reached 4. The infected person was identified as a 26-year-old techie working with a company in Noida. He had returned from Indonesia four days back. The coronavirus infected person has been admitted to a hospital in the vicinity and his wife has been isolated for any possible symptoms. 

  • 10:19 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Know when to wear and when not to wear a mask

    Medical masks of different sizes and shapes are available in the market. Whether or not a healthy person should or should not use a medical mask has been enlisted by the Ministry Of Health, India.

  • 10:09 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Here's a list of of 62 hospitals and diagnostic labs in India to test for coronavirus

    Tests for coronavirus can only be conducted in government authorised labs and hospitals that are certified to do so. Here are the labs and hospitals which are testing for coronavirus.

  • 10:08 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    People with blood type A more vulnerable to coronavirus, O at low risk, says study

    Researchers led by Wang Xinghuan with the Centre for Evidence-Based and Translational Medicine at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University looked at blood group patterns of more than 2,000 infected patients in Wuhan and Shenzhen. They found out that people with blood group 'A' may be more prone to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) infection while those with blood type 'O' has a lower risk of contracting the deadly virus, a first-of-its-kind study claimed on Tuesday.

     

  • 10:04 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    How many times do doctors wash their hands?

    China Global Television Network Twitter handle shared a video showing how many times a doctor has to wash their hands to keep coronavirus at bay.

     

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