Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.
Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.
The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 219 countries and territories. More than 105 million cases are reported till now worldwide, and the number is still growing.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes.How to Prevent
Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions.
Everyone 2 and older should wear masks in public.
Wear your mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
If you have to continually adjust your mask, it doesn’t fit properly, and you might need to find a different mask type or brand.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
Our ability to perform mass COVID-19 tests across the nation boosts the government’s efforts to manage the spread of the pandemic.