The current Coronavirus outbreak has affected more than 950,000 people globally and caused more than 48,000 deaths.
It started in Wuhan, China late last year but has spread rapidly to many countries around the world, including the United States.
150 Cases in Wyoming, No Deaths
There are currently 150 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming with no deaths reported, according to the Wyoming Department of health.
There are more than 216,000 cases in the United States and over 5,000 deaths from the disease. COVID-19 is currently presently active in all US states.
What Are The Symptoms of The Disease?
The most common symptoms are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. A cough is termed ‘dry’ when it doesn’t produce mucus or phlegm. In some cases, it can lead to shortness of breath and require hospitalization.
In most people infected, the disease produces mild or no symptoms, however, it can cause serious illness in older people or those with underlying medical conditions.
It takes 2-14 days for an infected person to develop symptoms. This period is known as the incubation period.
How Does It Spread?
COVID-19 spreads by respiratory droplets that are released when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets are released into the immediate environment and can settle on surfaces.
Other people can get infected if they inhale these droplets or if they touch their face after touching a contaminates 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
What To Do If You Think You’re Infected
During this period, it is advisable to stay at home and avoid contact with people if you have symptoms like fever, cough, runny nose, and a sore throat. You should also get a face mask.
The reason is that if by chance you have been infected by the coronavirus, you’ll protect your friends and loved ones by self-isolation. If really ill, you should call your healthcare provider or your city’s coronavirus hotlines to report your illness and follow their recommendations. Call before you go to the hospital.
- How Many Coronavirus Cases are in West Virginia? - April 2, 2020
- How Many Coronavirus Cases are in the US? [Updated Daily] - April 2, 2020
- How Many Coronavirus Cases are in New York? - March 31, 2020