COVID-19 has affected so many countries worldwide, affecting more than 950,000 people and killing more than 48,000.
It is now active in all US states, including Maine.
376 Cases in Maine, 7 Deaths
According to the Maine Department of Health, there are 376 coronavirus cases in the state and 7 deaths.
Out of this number, 94 have recovered. Cumberland is the most affected county with 204 cases.
In the US, there are more than 216,000 cases and the disease has caused over 5,000 deaths. The most affected state is New York, while the least affected state is South Dakota.
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 Prevent COVID-19
To stay safe from COVID-19, you should:
- Avoid large gatherings and follow your city guidelines about movements
- Avoid close contact with anyone who’s sick, coughing or sneezing
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
- Wash your hands often for 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer.
- Stay updated and follow your city’s recommendations
Does it cause serious illness in most infected people?
Most people who are infected by the virus develop mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.
1 in 6 people who get the disease become seriously ill and have difficulty breathing.
Older people or those with underlying medical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease, are more likely to develop serious illness.
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