There are more than 950,000 cases of COVID-19 globally, it has also killed more than 48,000 people. The disease originated in Wuhan, China but has now spread to many countries, including the United States.
143 Cases in Alaska, 3 Deaths
According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, there have been 143 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Alaska, 3 deaths have been reported from the disease.
The United States currently has more than 216,000 cases of COVID-19 and over 5,000 deaths from the disease. The most affected state is New York while the least affected state is South Dakota.
How Does The Disease Spread?
The disease spreads by respiratory droplets from infected people. When an infected person coughs or sneeze, these droplets are released into the immediate environment.
People can get infected when they inhale these droplets or touch their face after touching a contaminated surface. It takes 2-14 days for a person to develop symptoms after getting infected.
What Are The Symptoms?
The main symptoms are dry cough, fever, and tiredness. Others include runny nose, sore throat, diarrhea, and body pain.
It is advisable for people who have respiratory symptoms to wear a face mask, self-isolate and call their primary healthcare giver to report their condition.
How To Prevent COVID-19
The main things you can do to prevent getting infected by the coronavirus is to avoid large gatherings and close contact with people who are ill, wash your hands often for about 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer.
You should also avoid touching your face with unwashed hands and follow updates and guidelines from your city’s government.
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