COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has flared up across the world. With over 7,000 deaths and 180,000 positive cases, people are panic-stricken and are taking all measures to avoid exposure. As per the World Health Organization, the disease is a pandemic that has created a national emergency.
The number of people affected by Covid-19 has reached approximately 200,000 across the globe. Around 165 countries and almost all 50 U.S. states have witnessed the impact and the number continues to grow.
Total cases: 22,351
Total number of deaths: 8,987
Patients recovered: 85,778
The coronavirus is a respiratory illness that is highly contagious and lethal. The disease was first detected in Wuhan, China and has continued to spread since the, taking a toll on human life.
Below mentioned is a report prepared by the expert team of scientists at Norvergence LLC on COVID-19 pandemic.
Who can get exposed to the diseases?
As per the research conducted, the severity of novel coronavirus is not yet discovered. Since the disease is highly contagious, it puts many people at risk. For someone who is near a coronavirus infected person, the chances of acquiring the infection are very high. The disease is similar to various other respiratory illnesses. People above the age of 60 years and those suffering from ailments such as high blood pressure and diabetes are more prone to acquiring novel coronavirus.
Research suggests that the source of the virus was from animals which later went on to spread in humans through peer-to-peer contact. It is advised to maintain at least 6 feet distance from a person who is showing symptoms of coronavirus (coughing, sneezing, fever, etc.)
Understanding the symptoms of coronavirus
People suffering from coronavirus have been reported to show mild to severe symptoms of respiratory illnesses. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- High fever
- Shortness of breath
Severe symptoms include multi-organ failure, pneumonia, and even death.
Is traveling safe with the coronavirus outbreak?
The experts at Norvergence LLC suggest avoiding any unnecessary travel under such circumstances. Pause all your travel plans to limit viral exposure and stay safe. The travel industry has been hit hard by the spread of the disease. It is estimated that the travel industry could lose approximately $24 billion business.
Precautionary measures to take
Along with washing hands for 20 seconds minimum, wearing a face mask at all times, and using a hand-sanitizer with 70% alcohol content, there are other precautionary measures that you can take to avoid getting infected and stay safe during this crisis.
Norvergence LLC suggests everyone to practice social distancing and avoid going out in public places in large groups. In case you are traveling back from a country affected by the novel coronavirus, then avoid going out for a minimum of 14 days. Also, if you detect any symptoms of the disease, it’s best to get diagnosed as soon as possible.