Everything You Need To Know About COVID-19

Updated: Nov 20

Stats & Facts

  • The infectious period is now estimated to last for 7-12 days in moderate cases and up to two weeks on average in severe cases.

  • Hospitalization rates are higher for those aged 60 years and above, and for those with other underlying health conditions.

  • There is no known cure for the virus.

  • Coronaviruses are viruses that circulate among animals with some of them also known to infect humans.

  • Children make up a very small proportion of reported COVID-19 cases, with about 1% of all cases reported being under 10 years, and 4% aged 10-19 years.

Symptoms

  • Fever or chills

  • Dry cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea


When To Seek Medical Help

  • Trouble breathing

  • Pain or pressure in the chest

  • Confusion

  • Bluish lips or face


How To Prevent Becoming Infected

  • Stay home unless it is mandatory.

  • Wash hands and commonly used surfaces as often as possible.

  • Wear a face covering in public.

  • Follow social distancing guidelines.

  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze in public.

  • Avoid touching your mouth and face.

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