The current coronavirus pandemic has affected more than 950,000 people globally and caused more than 48,000 deaths so far.
The disease is present in all US states, including Alabama.
1,116 Cases in Alabama, 17 Deaths
According to the Alabama department of public health, there are 1,116 cases of COVID-19 in the state, with 17 deaths recorded. There have been at least 8,600 tests performed so far.
The most affected county is Jefferson with 305 cases.
In the United States, there are more than 216,000 cases of COVID-19, with over 5,000 deaths from the disease.
Symptoms of COVID-19
Fever, tiredness and dry cough are its main symptoms, some other associated symptoms are:
- body pain
- runny nose
- sore throat
The symptoms are usually mild in most people and appear gradually. In some cases, there are no symptoms at all.
The incubation period is 2-14 days (commonly 5 days). The incubation period is the time it takes a person to develop symptoms after being infected by the virus.
How Does It Spread?
It is mainly spread by respiratory droplets from a person with symptomatic infection. These droplets are released into the immediate environment when an infected person sneezes or coughs.
If people nearby inhale these droplets or touch virus-contaminated surfaces and touch their eyes, nose or mouth, they could get infected.
The incubation period of the virus is 1-14 days but commonly around 5 days. The incubation period is the time it takes for a person to get ill after being infected by the virus.
How To Protect Yourself and Your Family
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill
- Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
- Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue when sneezing or coughing and wash your hands thereafter
- Avoid large gatherings and follow the guidelines given by your city’s officials.
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