The coronavirus COVID-19 which first reported in China is now affecting 97 countries and territories around the world. So far 102,257 Coronavirus Cases has been registered with 3,497 death and 57,660 recovered. We are tracking Coronavirus live updates in this article. Please see below for more updates.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) “Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.“
WHO has published details about the virus on its website. Here is the excerpt:
What is coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that range from the common cold to MERS coronavirus, which is Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus and SARs, Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus.
Where do coronaviruses come from?
Coronaviruses are circulating in animals and some of these coronaviruses have the capability of transmitting between animals and humans. We call that a spillover event.
The source of the coronavirus is believed to be a “wet market” in Wuhan which sold both dead and live animals including fish and birds. After the virus outbreak in the Chinese province, it started breaking out in other parts of the world. Soon, the deadly virus has affected more than 100K people in 97 countries in the world. According to data from the Chinese authorities, around 80 percent of cases of the disease are mild, but 20 percent require hospitalization.
How can I help protect myself from a coronavirus?
The coronaviruses typically cause respiratory symptoms. So we recommend basic hand hygiene, such as washing your hands with soap and water and respiratory hygiene, such as when you sneeze, sneezing into your elbow. Ways to protect yourself against a potential animal source would be to avoid unnecessary unprotected contact with live animals and to make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly after contact with animals and also to make sure your meat is cooked thoroughly before consuming.
Is there a treatment?
There are no specific treatments for coronaviruses, but symptoms can be treated.
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India published a Containment Plan for Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019. Here is the detailed guide for you to download.
Coronavirus Live Updates
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