There have been more than 950,000 Coronavirus cases globally with more than 48,000 deaths from the disease.
The pandemic is active in the US, affecting all states, including Nevada.
1,458 Cases in Nevada, 36 Deaths
According to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, there have been 1,458 reported cases of COVID-19, out of these, 36 people have died.
More than 14,000 people have been tested for the disease statewide.
In the US, there have been more than 216,000 cases of COVID-19 and over 5,000 deaths. The most affected state is New York, while South Dakota is the least affected.
How Does The Disease Spread?
COVID-19 spreads by respiratory droplets released when an infected person sneezes or coughs. People can get infected if they inhale these droplets or touch their face after touching a virus-contaminated surface.
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 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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