Coronavirus in Connecticut: 3,557 Cases, 85 Deaths

There are more than 950,000 cases of COVID-19 globally. The disease has killed more than 48,000 people in many countries.

It is very active in the US and is present in all the states, including Connecticut.

3,557 Cases in Connecticut, 85 Deaths

According to data released by the Connecticut government, there are currently 3,577 coronavirus cases in the state. Out of this number, 755 people have been hospitalized, and there have been 85 deaths.

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Fairfield County is most affected in the state, with 1,986 cases and 46 deaths.

In the United States, there are more than 216,000 cases of COVID-19, with over 5,000 deaths.

What Are The Symptoms?

The main symptoms of the disease are dry cough, fever, and tiredness. A dry cough is one that doesn’t produce and phlegm.

Other symptoms are body pain, diarrhea, runny nose, and sore throat.

The symptoms are usually mild in most people and appear gradually. In some cases, there are no symptoms at all.

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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?

The virus is spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes, releasing small droplets into the immediate environment and landing on surfaces.

People can get infected if these droplets are inhaled or if they touch their nose, mouth or eyes after touching a contaminated surface.

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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