There are more than 950,000 coronavirus cases worldwide, with more than 48,000 associated deaths.
The pandemic is now present in all US states, including Ohio.
2,547 Cases in Ohio, 65 Deaths
According to data published by the Ohio Department of Health, there are 2,547 cases of COVID-19 in the state, with 65 associated deaths and 679 hospitalizations from the disease.
In the United States in general, there are more than 216,000 cases of the disease and over 5,000 associated deaths recorded.
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 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 Stay Safe From COVID-19
The virus is very contagious and can sometimes be transmitted by people who aren’t showing obvious symptoms.
Here are some ways to protect yourself and your family:
- Avoid large gatherings
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill
- Wash your hands often for about 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Sneeze or cough into a disposable tissue and wash your hands immediately after
- Stay updated and follow recommendations from your city officials
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