The current COVID-19 outbreak has affected more than 950,000 people worldwide and caused more than 48,000 deaths.
The pandemic is currently active in all states in the US, including Kentucky.
680 Cases in Kentucky, 20 Deaths.
According to the Kentucky Department for Public Health, there are 680 cases of COVID-19 in the state. There are also 20 reported deaths from the disease.
In the US in general, there are more than 216,000 cases and over 5,000 deaths. The most affected state is New York, while the least affected is South Dakota.
What Are The Symptoms of the Disease?
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 Can I Protect Myself?
While the current outbreak calls for serious concern, you don’t need to panic. There is no available vaccine yet for the disease but here are some recommended ways to protect yourself from getting infected.
- Avoid large gatherings
- Maintain about 6 feet between yourself and anyone coughing or sneezing.
- Wash your hands often with clean water and soap, each wash should last about 20 seconds. You can also use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes because your hands can touch virus-contaminated surfaces and get into your body when you touch your face.
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