The coronavirus outbreak has affected more than 950,000 people worldwide and caused about 48,000 deaths.
The pandemic is in all US states, including Arkansas.
625 Cases in Arkansas, 10 Deaths
According to the Arkansas Department of Health, there are currently 625 coronavirus cases in the state, 10 people have also died from the disease.
There are more than 216,000 cases and over 5,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the US. New York has been hit the worst so far, while the least affected is South Dakota.
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 Can I Protect Myself?
While the current outbreak calls for serious concern, you don’t need to panic. There is no available vaccine yet for the disease but here are some recommended ways to protect yourself from getting infected.
- Maintain about 3 feet between yourself and anyone coughing or sneezing.
- Wash your hands often with clean water and soap, each wash should last about 20 seconds. You can also use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes because your hands can touch virus-contaminated surfaces and get into your body when you touch your face.
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