There are more than 950,000 Coronavirus cases globally with more than 48,000 deaths from the disease.
The pandemic has spread to many countries including the US and is active in all the states.
2,565 Cases, 65 Deaths
According to the Indiana State Department of Health, there are 2,565 COVID-19 cases in the state and 65 people have died from the disease.
A total of 14,375 coronavirus tests have been performed in the state.
In the US in general, there have been more than 216,000 confirmed cases and over 5,000 deaths from COVID-19. The most affected state is New York, while South Dakota is the least affected.
How COVID-19 Spreads
The disease is spread when infected people cough or sneeze, releasing respiratory droplets.
These droplets can infect people if inhaled or if people touch their faces after touching a surface contaminated with droplets.
It takes 2-14 days for people to develop symptoms after getting infected (most commonly it takes 5 days). This period is also known as the incubation period of the virus.
The main symptoms are dry cough, fever, and tiredness.
Some other associated 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.
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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