Facts & FAQ’s of Coronavirus
Experts have been warning for years that the world is overdue a major disease outbreak, Coronavirus is everywhere and yet invisible! The death rate has been estimated by the WHO to be around 3.4% — though the figure may be high because mild cases are likely underreported. The new virus, officially known as Covid-19, is also more dangerous than the common cold.
US has 17 people per open bed
Coronavirus Mystery: Children Seem Less Susceptible, and Scientists Don’t Know Why
The coronavirus appears to be sparing Kids. Only a handful of children have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. But for the most part, kids do not seem very vulnerable to the virus.
There are two explanations for why so few children have gotten sick:
They have either been less likely to be exposed in the first place, or there’s something different about how their bodies respond to the virus.
Still, when children become infected, they seem less likely to develop severe disease.
Confirmed Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance.
United States new cases include:
9339 new cases and 117 new deaths in the United States
New deaths and cases include:
4 new deaths and 590 new cases in New Jersey
6 new deaths in Georgia
4 new deaths in California: including the 1st death in Monterey County (an adult with an underlying health condition)
4 new deaths in Louisiana (the other 2 mentioned in the report have been already counted in yesterday’s totals for the state): an 83-year-old Orleans Parish resident, a 50-year-old Orleans resident, a 77-year-old Jefferson Parish resident and a 90-year-old Orleans Parish resident. All aside from the 83-year-old individual had underlying medical conditions
3 new deaths in Michigan: a 52-year-old man with underlying health conditions , the first death in West Michigan: a man in his 70s and an 90-year-old woman
1 new death in Florida
1 new death in Colorado
1 new death in Virginia, the 1st in Fairfax County: a man in his 60s who acquired COVID-19 through contact with a previously reported case
1 new death in Indiana
1 new death in Kentucky: a 67-year-old man from Anderson County with underlying health conditions
1 new death in Kansas. Health officials have ordered Kansas City-area residents to stay at home for 30 days, starting Tuesday
What are the common symptoms of COVID-19
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever and dry cough, according to a report from the World Health Organization.
Less common symptoms were fatigue (38.1 percent), coughing up phlegm (33.4 percent), shortness of breath (18.6 percent), sore throat (13.9 percent), headache (13.6 percent), joint pain (14.8 percent), chills (11.4 percent), nausea or vomiting (5 percent), nasal congestion (4.8 percent), diarrhea (3.7 percent), coughing up of blood (.9 percent) and eye discharge (0.8 percent).
The human coronaviruses can remain infectious on inanimate surfaces for up to nine days at room temperature.
The viruses tend to survive the longest in low-temperature, low-humidity environments.
What is SARS-CoV-2? What is COVID-19?
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the name given to the 2019 novel coronavirus.
COVID-19 is the name given to the disease associated with the virus.
SARS-CoV-2 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans.
Symptoms are thought to appear between two and 10 days after contracting the virus, but it may be up to 24 days.