The current COVID-19 outbreak has affected more than 950,000 people globally and caused more than 48,000 deaths.
The disease is now present in all US states, including Iowa.
614 Cases in Iowa, 11 Deaths
According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, there are currently 614 coronavirus cases in the state. There have also been 11 deaths.
The most affected county is Linn with 103 cases.
In the whole United States, there are more than 216,000 cases and over 5,000 deaths from COVID-19. The state of New York is most affected, while South Dakota is the least affected state.
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.
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?
It is mainly spread by respiratory droplets from a person with symptomatic infection. These droplets are released into the immediate environment when an infected person sneezes or coughs.
If people nearby inhale these droplets or touch virus-contaminated surfaces and touch their eyes, nose or mouth, they could get infected.
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.
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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