The news around coronavirus is changing by the minute. Here are answers to your most asked questions.
How many countries are infected by the coronavirus?
Answer: The virus has spread to at least 188 countries and territories.
How many confirmed cases are there of the coronavirus?
Answer: Over 12.93 million cases as of July 13, 2020.
How many people have died from the coronavirus?
Answer: COVID-19 has claimed more than 569,679 lives as of July 13, 2020.
How many people have the virus in the U.S?
Answer: Over 3.30 million cases have been recorded nationwide as of July 13, 2020. The U.S. has surpassed Brazil, India, Russia, Peru, and Chile in the number of coronavirus cases afflicting the country.
What is the coronavirus?
Answer: According to World Health Organization, coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
What is being done to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S.?
Answer: Back in March, the White House issued guidelines to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. These included closing schools, ending discretionary travel, limiting group sizes, and shuttering bars, restaurants, food courts, nail salons, and more.
Cities and states across the nation have implemented social distancing measures in an effort to limit the spread of the virus and "flatten the curve." Some states are now loosening those measures as the economic impact of the pandemic has left millions without jobs. New York City entered Phase Three of reopening on July 6.
What countries have been hit the hardest from the coronavirus?
Answer: The U.S. has become the worst hit country and has experienced the most coronavirus deaths. After the U.S., Brazil has had the most deaths, followed by the United Kingdom.
Is there a vaccine for the coronavirus?
Unfortunately there's no vaccine or treatment available for the coronavirus yet. Most of the time, people recover on their own. However, multiple biotech companies are racing towards finding a vaccine solution.
Where was the coronavirus first detected?
Answer: This virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China.
How is the coronavirus spread?
Answer: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the virus spreads from an infected person to others through:
- the air by coughing and sneezing
- close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
- rarely, fecal contamination
What are coronavirus symptoms?
Answer. Coronavirus symptoms may include a runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, and a general feeling of being unwell.
How can you protect yourself from getting infected:
Answer. Here are tips from health officials:
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- avoid close contact with people who are sick
How is the coronavirus impacting sports?
Answer. Read these stories from our partners at Sports Illustrated.
- Will the NFL Schedule See Changes Due to Coronavirus?
- Furloughs and Pay Cuts Part of MLB's Coronavirus Plans
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