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COVID-19 can be sexually transmitted, warns Study

In India novel Coronavirus pandemic has infected 56,342 people as on Friday 3390 new COVID-19 cases were registered along with 103 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 1,886. However the recovery rate of Coronavirus is also increasing as 1273 patients were discharged in one day which takes the total recovery rate to 29.36%.

A Health Ministry official of India says 1 out of 3 Coronavirus patients who were hospitalised have been recovered till now a total of 16,540 people have been cured.

As on Friday, 30 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Border Security Force, 12 in Indo-Tibetan Border Police while one CISF personnel died. The CAPF till now has reported 5 deaths – 2 in CISF, 2 in BSF and 1 in CRPF. The major cause of the Coronavirus outbreak is in Central Armed Paramilitary Forces where over 500 personnel have reported sick with COVID-19.

As per the reports Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Delhi has the highest number of the Coronavirus cases while only one case is reported from Kerala with 10 recoveries. The state now has only 16 active cases out of the 503 detected till now. Indian Railways said around 3 lakh labourers; students, pilgrims etc. have been transported back to their home through 222 trains where they have been put on 14-day quarantine.

The government have issued special guidelines for the Indian nationals returning from abroad, have to compulsorily stay under 14-day quarantine and can go home only after when they test negative for Coronavirus.

COVID-19 has the potential to being transmitted sexually as per the latest study published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open, which was conducted at Municipal Hospital at Shangqiu in China. It was tested on 38 men admitted in hospital due to Coronavirus, It was found that six of them tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in their semen. The virus responsible for COVID-19, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been detected in stool, gastrointestinal tract, saliva, and urine samples also in other studies.

-Davinder Singh, NMTV News



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