Coronavirus is the latest pandemic that the entire world is currently worried about! Of course, all of you must have already heard about this deadly virus. This virus is not a simple thing for sure! It’s an infectious disease that may come with mild flu-like symptoms, such as cough, fever, and difficulty in breathing. But, in severe cases, this fatal virus can affect your lungs and airways. Do you want to reveal the latest news of Coronavirus? If yes, then you have already landed on the right page. You will now disclose all the details of COVID-19 in the below sections.
What Is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a highly infectious disease that is caused by a new virus. It’s caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has been transferred to humans from animals. It typically causes illnesses such as SARS or severe acute respiratory syndrome, MERS or Middle East respiratory syndrome, and the common cold. This virus was originally identified in China during last 2019. Since then, the virus has affected people of more than 160 countries. As of now, there are more than 339,000 confirmed cases worldwide who are the victims of this COVID-19 Coronavirus. The situation is really alarming. That’s why you will need to know all the symptoms and precaution measures of this risky virus.
How Does Coronavirus Spread?
COVID-19 is a highly infectious and contagious disease. It can be easily passed from one person to another person through droplets via coughs and sneezes. This virus will easily spread between two persons who are in close contact.
When an infected patient with Coronavirus symptoms touch any people, objects, and surfaces throughout the day, it will leave the germs behind. You will accumulate germs on your hands if you touch those surfaces or you’re in close contact with an infected person. Next, you will infect yourself with these germs through touching your nose, eyes, and mouth.
What Are the Possible Symptoms for Coronavirus?
The symptoms for corona can vary from person to person. Some people have witnessed very mild symptoms. Whereas others have been observed with acute and severe symptoms that include high fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Some people have witnessed no symptoms at all even if they are infected with Coronavirus. Typically, it takes up to two weeks or 14 days for the symptoms to appear after exposure. In the above sections, you have revealed the brief overview, symptoms, and possibility of spreading the COVID-19 virus. In the below sections, you will reveal the worldwide news for Coronavirus.
Coronavirus World News: Country-Wise Breakdown
❶ China: China has been the epicenter of the COVID-19 virus. It’s the very first country from which the virus has an outbreak. Wuhan is the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province. It’s the largest city in Hubei where the virus has an outbreak from a wet market (Wuhan South China Seafood Wholesale Market) which used to deal with live animals and seafood. To date, China has witnessed more than 81,093 confirmed COVID-19 cases with more than 3,270 deaths. The number of recovered patients includes approx 72,703.
❷ Italy: After China, the worst-hit country for the COVID-19 virus in Italy. This small European country is now the latest epicenter for the disease. To date, the country has witnessed more than 59,138 positive cases and out of which, a number of 7,024 patients have successfully recovered. The death toll rate for Coronavirus in Italy is the largest. For instance, the total number of 5,476 people have already died after this infectious disease has spread in the country.
❸ USA: In the USA, the total number of active Coronavirus cases has been increased to 34,953 and 457 people have passed away already. The number of active cases is 34,318 and the number of total recovered patients is 178.
❹ Spain: The situation of Spain after the outbreak of Coronavirus from its origin province of China is also quite concerning. Here, the total number of cases has been 28,768 and 1,772 total deaths have been recorded so far. The total recovery cases are close to 2,575 and the 24,421 people are still in an active phase.
This European country has witnessed approximately 24,873 total cases of Coronavirus. The death toll rate in Germany is still much lower than the other countries. For example, 94 people have died so far and 266 patients have recovered. Here, the number of active cases is 24,513.
❻ Iran: This Western Asian country has seen more than 21,638 confirmed cases and 7,913 people have recovered so far. Iran has seen more than 1,685 deaths due to the COVID-19 virus infection.
❼ France: This neighboring country of Italy has more than 16,018 confirmed cases. Among them, 674 people have died so far.
Other countries that have already witnessed 1000+ confirmed cases of Coronavirus include:
❋ South Korea, Switzerland, UK
❋ Netherlands, Austria, Belgium
❋ Australia, Brazil, Canada
❋ Denmark, Malaysia, Turkey
❋ Czechia, Japan, Israel
There are several other countries where the number of Coronavirus positive cases is rapidly increasing every day. As already stated, more than 160 countries are infected with this virus.
How to Treat Coronavirus? Is Chloroquine a Cure for COVID-19?
Unfortunately, a vaccine for Coronavirus isn’t still available. Scientists and research groups from all around the world are investigating to launch a vaccine to fight COVID-19. For now. treatment is being prescribed by the physicians at relieving symptoms.
Chloroquine has shown a promising and encouraging result when it comes to treating the novel coronavirus (as per the initial research results). But since Chloroquine is mainly approved for treating malaria, rigorous clinical trials are still required to make a confirmed statement on whether Chloroquine is effective and a possible cure for COVID-19 or not. For now, the below-mentioned precaution steps have been asked to be followed:
❋ Avoid mass gatherings
❋ Avoid events
❋ Avoid contact with anyone having COVID-19 symptoms
❋ Wash your hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or simple soap and water
❋ If you suspect that your hands aren’t clean, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
❋ Clean and disinfect surfaces
❋ Always use a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw it immediately
❋ Avoid eating undercooked and raw meat or animal organs
❋ Contact your physician immediately if you witness COVID-19 symptoms
❋ Be safe and stop spreading COVID-19 in your community