The current COVID-19 outbreak has affected many countries worldwide. There are more than 950,000 confirmed cases and over 38,000 deaths so far.
The disease is currently present in all US states, including Hawaiʻi.
258 Cases in Hawaiʻi, 1 Death
According to the Hawai’i State Department of Health, there are currently 258 confirmed coronavirus cases in Hawai’i with 1 death. Most of the cases are in Honolulu.
The disease has spread fast across the US, with more than 216,000 cases, and over 5,000 deaths. The most affected state is New York while South Dakota is the least affected state.
How Did Enter The US?
Most of the initial cases were from the Diamond Princess cruise ship while a few came in from Wuhan, China, where the outbreak started.
Since then, the disease is now spreading in communities from person-to-person.
Is It Very Deadly?
Most infected people (about 5 in 6) will experience mild symptoms and recover fully. However, 1 in 6 might develop serious illness after getting infected with the virus. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease are more likely to develop serious illness from the Coronavirus.
The overall death rate of COVID-19 is 3.4%. That means it kills 3-4 people out of every hundred that gets infected.
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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