There are more than 950,000 COVID-19 cases globally and more than 48,000 deaths from the disease.
The pandemic is active in all US states, including Colorado.
3,342 Cases in Colorado, 80 Deaths
According to data published by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, there are 3,342 cases of COVID-19 in the state. Out of this number, 620 people are hospitalized while 80 people have died. Denver is the most affected county in the state, with 586 cases.
In the US, there are more than 216,000 cases of the disease and over 5,000 deaths. New York is the most affected state, while South Dakota is the least affected.
How Does The Disease Spread?
COVID-19 spreads by respiratory droplets released when an infected person sneezes or coughs. People can get infected if they inhale these droplets or touch their face after touching a virus-contaminated surface.
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.
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 Stay Safe From COVID-19
You can use the following steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from getting infected with the virus:
- Avoid large gatherings, follow your city’s regulations
- Avoid close contact with anyone ill, coughing or sneezing
- Wash your hands often for about 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
- Sneeze or cough into a disposable paper towel and wash your hands immediately after
- Disinfect commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs and light switches with a household disinfectant
What To Stock Up On
While panic-buying or overstocking isn’t recommended, ensure you have hand sanitizers, handwashing soap, tissue (paper towels), food, water, a thermometer, and your prescribed medications.
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