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Novel Coronavirus was initially proclaimed as the causal agent of pneumonia of unknown etiology in Wuhan city, China. The genome sequences have its place in the subfamily corona virinae. The current epidemic status quo of coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) still endured being unadorned. Since December 2019, more than 20 lakh confirmed cases and more than 1.26 lakh deaths have been reported all around the world. The fatality rate of COVID-19 was found to be 0.09% to 9.84%. In spite of being the second most populous country, coronavirus infection rate in India is low relative to population size. Countries with early implementation of comprehensive public health measures like identification, testing and isolation of cases, contact tracing and quarantine of contacts, physical distancing and “shut downs” or “lockdowns” have limited the spread of coronavirus. This review ensembles the disease surveillance around world and within Indian states. To the authors knowledge this is the first draft edifying various successful effective models of Indian states to curb this menace. A collective effort by various sectors under government supervision can help to fight the virus and flatten the curve. The study concludes in spite of being the second most populous country, COVID-19 infection rate in India is low relative to population size. During this pandemic whole world is conducting research for possible drugs to treat the infection and for effective vaccine to make us immune to the COVID-19 infection.
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