Updated: According to Johns Hopkins University live tracking of Coronavirus spreading, there are 100,330 cases of Coronavirua infection world-wide, 3,408 deaths where as U.S. has 233 cases and 14 people have died as of Friday, March 6, 2020.
Exclusive: The coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected more than 95,265 people across 90 countries and territories as of March 5, 2020 according to WHO (World Health Organization) since it was first identified in December last year in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. The global death toll is now 3,281 including 10 deaths in the United States.
What is Coronavirus?
According to World Health Organization (WHO), “Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.”
How does coronavirus spread or infect?
WHO further states that “People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick.”
Virus has no cure yet
WHO said that Coronavirus has no cure yet, “To date, there is no vaccine and no specific antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID-2019. However, those affected should receive care to relieve symptoms. People with serious illness should be hospitalized. Most patients recover thanks to supportive care.”