Coronavirus Updates and Full Coverage: Know Everything about COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease

The recent outrage of the coronavirus has stunned the world.

Initially, anticipation follows the breakout in an illegal animal market in Wuhan China.

Till writing this report as on Friday morning (6 March 2020), almost 98,435 people are affected. Further, the death count lied around 3,280, in which almost 268 were in mainland China.

In the midst of the scenario of suspense and fear, no antidote or treatment is available for proper treatment. However, the recent era of social media has given extensive rise to fake myths and info about Coronavirus China.

Here, we’re going to take look at every aspect of Wuhan Coronavirus outrage to gather some real facts.

Before, we start let’s understand what it’s actually…

 

What’s Coronavirus?

Coronavirus Disease 2019

In microbiology, coronaviruses actually is a huge family of virus causing illness in animals or humans.

In fact, the recent outrage is also a coronavirus but has a genetically up-gradation.

Initially, the unavailability of any specific name, the same name came into use by Coronavirus news. However, recently scientist has given the virus the same ‘SARS-CoV-2′.

In humans, coronavirus usually causes respiratory infections ranging from general cold to several diseases. This includes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Other common coronavirus includes

  • NL63 (alpha coronavirus)
  • 229E (alpha coronavirus)
  • HKU1 (beta coronavirus)
  • OC43 (beta coronavirus)
  • SARS- CoV
  • MERS- CoV
  • SARS-CoV-2

One thing you need to note down is the recent breakout of coronavirus is due to SARS-CoV-2. This virus is spreading among people worldwide causing a disease termed as COVID 19.

 

Corona Virus Background

Coronavirus came into account for the first time in 1937. Initially, the virus was responsible for an infectious bronchitis virus in birds. In fact, it could destroy entire poultry stocks.

In the 1960s, scientists discovered the first sound evidence of human coronaviruses (HCoV) in the nostril of people suffering from the common cold.

Furthermore, two more human coronaviruses (OC43 and 229E) common cold to large proportion.

Also, the name of the virus has an interesting story. Actually, it has a crown-like projections on their surfaces. “Corona” in Latin means “crown” or “halo.” This was where the name came from.

In humans, coronavirus infections are quite common during the months of winter and in early spring.

Further, people usually become ill with common coronavirus cold and chances might be they catch the same for 4 months again.

Actually, this happens as coronavirus antibodies don’t last for a longer time. Moreover, the antibodies of one strain coronavirus might not work for another one.

 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Source & Spread

The first outbreak of COVID-19 was encountered in Wuhan, China. Actually, it had some link to illegal seafood and live animal markets, signifying animal-to-person spread.

Later, a growing number of patients reportedly did not have exposure to animal markets, indicating person-to-person spread.

Furthermore, the Chinese official reported person-to-person spread in China. Now, this can take a form of extensive outrage with an increasing number of cases mostly relating to China.

Even, continuously increasing Coronavirus US cases come into account with COVID-19 mostly linked to travel from Wuhan.

 

How Does COVID-19 Spread?

How Coronavirus spread

COVID 19 spreads from already infected people. The person-to-person infection occurs through small droplets from mouth or nose spreading when COVID-19 infected person coughs or exhales.

These droplets set down on surfaces and objects around the person.

Besides, there are other ways COVID 19 can spread:

  • By coming in contact with such objects or surfaces then touching their nose, eyes or mouth
  • Inhaling those droplets when COVID 19 infected person coughs or exhales
  • By taking in those droplets through any external carrier

This is why you are recommended to at least stay away for 1 meter (3 feet) away from an infected person.

 

Corona Virus FAQ

Here, are some common questions pertaining to Coronavirus Transmission!

#1: Does COVID-19 transmit through the air?

Researches and studies indicate, COVID-19 predominately spreads through respiratory droplets rather than by means of the air.

#2: Can CoVID-19 Be Caught From A Person Who Has No Symptoms?

Till now, the primary way the virus spreads through is by respiratory droplets expelled infected person while coughing or sneezing.

Given that, the risk of infection of COVID 19 from someone with zero symptoms is likely very low.

Nonetheless, several people suffering from COVID 19 had mild symptoms. However, this is particularly the early phase of the disease.

#3: Can I Catch COVID-19 from the Feces Of Someone With The Disease?

The transmission risk of COVID 19 from infected person feces seems to be very low. However, initial studies suggest the virus might be present in feces. Nevertheless, this is not a primary way of the outbreak.

 

Coronavirus Symptoms [COVID 19]

COVID-19 is a new respiratory disease, previously never seen in humans. According to reports, illness has tally from mild symptoms to extreme illness to death from confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Below mentioned Coronavirus symptoms leading to COVID 19 might appear in 2-14 days after exposure

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

 

Call your doctor if you…

  • Encountering symptoms, after getting in contact with people infected with COVID 19.
  • Recently visited the area with extensively spread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.

 

Prevention to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Woman wearing mask

Currently, no vaccine is available to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Still, there is no better cure than prevention.

Obviously, taking preventive measures will save you from getting infected through respiratory diseases.

Here, the major preventive measure you can take:

  • Avert close contact with sick people.
  • Skip touching your nose, eyes, and mouth.
  • Remain at home when sick.
  • Use a tissue while coughing or sneezing, throw it in the trash and cover it.
  • Clean and disinfect repeatedly affected objects and surfaces, by using any regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Go through CDC’s (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) recommendations for using a facemask.
    1. Well, people are not recommended to use a facemask for protection from respiratory diseases.
    2. The facemask should be used by people having symptoms of COVID-19 for preventing further outrage. Also, health works treating the disease in a close setting should use it.
  • Wash your hands off regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Particularly, after going to the washroom; before having meals and after coughing, or sneezing.
    1. Unavailability of soap and water use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
    2. For visible dirt, wash hands with soap and water only.

Well, these are usual everyday habits preventing the spread of several viruses.

 

Coronavirus Treatment

Treatment For Coronavirus

For now, there are no specific antiviral treatments available for COVID-19.

Infected people receive supportive care to reduce or relieve symptoms. In several cases, treatment included care to sustenance vital organ functions.

Well, people exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider on an immediate basis.

 

What To Do If You Are Corona Positive?

Call your healthcare professional in case, you experience the above-mentioned symptoms after getting in contact with an infected person.

Also, let them know if you have to travel to the affected area or been in contact with someone. They would work with the State’s Public Health Department and CDC to determine if you require to go for the COVID-19 test.

Steps To Help Prevent The Spread Of Covid-19 If You Are Sick

Preventive Measures

If you have caught COVID 19 or suspecting you are infected with it, you need to take preventive measures to stop its further propagation.

  • In mild COVID 19, stay home and get medical care. Prevent outdoor activity and travel.
  • Keep away from pets and animals in your home. Keep yourself in a restricted area. (COVID infection in animals has not been seen yet, still, prevention is best.)
  • Confirm medical appointment before visiting.
  • Wear facemask only to stop further transmission of the virus.
  • Cover up when you cough and sneeze, always use a tissue and destroy it completely. Furthermore, Use soap and water to clean your hand or with an alcohol bases hand sanitizer (use 60% alcohol-based).
  • Clean your hands more often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Well, make it compulsory after you blow your nose, cough or sneeze, use bathroom, before eating or cooking food. Evidently, use soap water, in case not available use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60%. Spread it all over your hand and rub it until they are dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, noses, and mouth with unclean hands.
  • Stop sharing your personal stuff with anyone. In fact, this includes tumblers, dishes, cups & mugs, eating utensils, bedding, clothes & other stuff.
  • Clean affected areas every day
  • Keep a check on your symptoms, in case of worsening, consult with medical practitioner right away. In case of a medical emergency, call 911 and notify about COVID 19. Before, they arrive if possible put on a facemask.

 

Is Coronavirus Really Deadly?

Looking at the mortality rate which is around 2 %, we can say Coronavirus is less deadly!

To determine the impact of any virus, two major prospects can be taken into account: “How Contagious The Virus Is” and “Fatality Rate.”

  • Contagiousness: Well, the more the virus is contagious, the less deadly it. This means the fatality rate will be lesser.
  • Fatality Rate: Actually, this is the causality caused due to the outbreak of the virus. In fact, it’s determined by the ratio of total infected persons and death occurred.

In the case of the Coronavirus China outbreak, the average fatality is 2.3% as per reported while writing the blog. You can grab a look at the data over Coronavirus in China

Coronavirus-Chin

 

With around 98,428 people infected, and to date 3,386 deaths have been reported due to COVID 19 Infection. In fact, this in total has a fatality rate of 2.3%, the virus is more deadly in elderly folk and maximum fatality in the age group 50 to 80+.

However, from the total infected people, 98,428 people have recovered out of which 59,027 cases are completely closed with 3,386 (6%) Coronavirus Death Toll.

Currently, the number of COVID 19 Infected Patients is 39,401 out of which 33,128 (84%) are in Mild Condition. However, rest 6,273 (16%) are critical.

Have a look at the data below by worldometers:

Cases Of Coronavirus

Coronavirus Cases Worldwide

Source: worldometers.info/coronavirus/

 

Coronavirus Myths and Facts

Numerous facts are revolving around the internet around claiming as a cure for Coronavirus. Here, we have done a fact check:

Myths

 Facts

Coronavirus is man-madeFalse info, no evidence found
Home remedies like garlic and sipping water every 15 minutes or taking vitamin C can cure itSure these are good for health. But, nothing sound is present for curing the virus.
Wearing a mask is compulsoryMask is necessary for infected people to avert transmission & health professional to prevent from getting infected
Greater Temperature can kill CoronavirusNo truth in that!
The virus can transmit through the mail from ChinaIt doesn’t stay alive for long on surfaces and objects.
Kids can’t get infectedAny age group can be infected. However, most cases are of adults
Everyone who gets infected diesThe fatality rate is around 2 % only.

 

 

Present Cases

Coronavirus Outbreak majority hit china, and the effect can also trigger its economy. Meanwhile, with the constantly increasing number of COVID 19 Cases, WHO has issued a travel advisory in a few countries!

Have a look at the major countries dealing with COVID 19 Attack as we share Coronavirus 2020 stats country wise:

Coronavirus Country Stats

Source: worldometers.info/coronavirus/

When compared with other virus attacks in China or the world, Coronavirus deaths are less. In fact, the fatality rate is very low, so you don’t need to take stress about it with constant social media havoc.

In case, you see symptoms contact your local health professional right away and follow all the above-mentioned precautions.

Still, have any questions about coronavirus? Drop them in our comment section!

 

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