Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Ganesh, Soorya


COVID-19: ITS INCIDENCE AND RECOVERY AMONG GLOBAL POPULATION - A REVIEW

Soorya Ganesh; Dr. Lavanya Prathap; Dr. V.Vishnu Priya; Dr. Preetha S

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 285-291

Background:
Coronavirus disease 2019 is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome . The
disease was first identified on december 2019 in Wuhan,the capital of China Hubei province and has since
spread globally resulting in the ongoing 2019-2020 coronavirus pandemic. Most recently,the middle east
respiratory syndrome coronavirus(MERS-COV)was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. In a timeline
that reaches the present day which is an epidemic of cases with unexplained low respiratory infection
detected in Wuhan,the largest metropolitan area in China’s Hubei province which was first reported to the
WHO country office in China,on dec 31,2019.
Aim:To review the incidence and recovery of COVID-19 pandemic outbreak among the global
population.
Materials and methods: This is a literature review conducted using article sources from databases-
Scopus and PubMed from september 2019 to April 2020. The articles are screened for data extraction and
the characteristics of studies are tabulated. The collected data is analysed and the results are reported.
Results and Conclusion: The findings of the review suggests that the recovery cases are less compared
to active cases,because it is so contagious which represents the average number of people to which a single
infected person transmits the virus is relatively high.