COVID-19 is an infectious illness, which means it can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Involves your upper respiratory tract (nose, throat, airways, lungs).Caused by the newly discovered coronavirus, called as novel coronavirus, first known in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
How deadly is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus has “high infectivity but low mortality
Mortality rate ranges between 2-3%. It is significantly less severe than 2003 SARS (MR: 10%) or 2012 MERS (MR: 35%) outbreaks. Risk of death is only higher in older people (above an age of ~60 years) and people with pre-existing health conditions.
Why is there so much panic?
The lack of verified facts and floating rumors are to be blamed for this panic. The most important thing is when a virus is new; we do not know how it may affect People.
Will I die if I catch the disease?
No. of recovered cases No. of active cases, Receiving medical care Total no. of confirmed cases 121,061 No. Almost 80% of people have mild symptoms, and recover from the disease in 2 weeks. Most of the symptoms can be treated with timely medical care.
Who is getting sick and how sick?
Older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness. Most coronavirus led illnesses are generally mild, especially for children and young adults.Are children also at risk of coronavirus infection COVID-19 appears to be relatively rare and mild in children? Just over 2% of cases were under 18 years of age. Of these, fewer than 3% developed severe or critical disease
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