Coronavirus Current Update: Increase In U.S. Cases and Prevention Measures

In Wuhan, China, the number of total cases in China has jumped to 2,700.


1. The death toll has risen to around 80.

2. A total of 5 U.S cases have been confirmed.

3. Prevention measures for contracting the Coronavirus.


The death toll has risen to around 80.

Wuhan Mayor Zhou Zianwang has said that nearly half of the city's suspected 3,000 cases will test positive for Coronavirus.


Chinese officials believe that the worst is yet to come. The virus is still developing, which has led to the construction work of 3 new hospitals. The hospitals are expected to hold at least 1,000 beds each. The Chinese government has increased the quarantine to more than 50 million people.


A total of 5 U.S cases have been confirmed.

In the U.S, 3 new cases have been confirmed. One new case was confirmed in Arizona - the other 2 in California. The infected patients from California, Arizona, Chicago, and Washington State had traveled to Wuhan, China.


Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases has said that the current risk to the U.S public is currently low. According to Messonnier, the disease is not believed to be spreading from person to person in the U.S.



Prevention measures

Wash your hands

Washing your hands is one of the simplest things you can do to reduce your risk. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.


Wear a face mask

If you're in the room with a health care provider or another housemate, wearing a face mask will be helpful.


Monitor your symptoms

If you feel like your symptoms are worsening, seek medical attention. If you have difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, a fever, chills, sore throat, and/or runny nose, contact your healthcare provider and let them know why you're being tested or evaluated (2019-nCoV infection.)






References:

“Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) Home.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 Jan. 2016, www.cdc.gov/ncird/index.html.


“Preventing 2019-NCoV from Spreading to Others | CDC.” CDC, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/guidance-prevent-spread.html. Accessed 27 Jan. 2020.


Shih, Gerry, et al. “Chinese Coronavirus Infections, Death Toll Soar as Fifth Case Is Confirmed in U.S.” Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2020, www.washingtonpost.com/gdpr-consent/?destination=%2fworld%2fasia_pacific%2fcoronavirus-china-latest-updates%2f2020%2f01%2f26%2f4603266c-3fa8-11ea-afe2-090eb37b60b1_story.html%3f.


The New York Times. “More U.S. Coronavirus Cases Emerge, as China’s Death Toll Rises.” Https://Www.Nytimes.Com/#publisher, 27 Jan. 2020, www.nytimes.com/2020/01/26/world/china-coronavirus.html.


“The.” Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2020, www.washingtonpost.com/gdpr-consent/?destination=%2fworld%2fasia_pacific%2fcoronavirus-china-latest-updates%2f2020%2f01%2f26%2f4603266c-3fa8-11ea-afe2-090eb37b60b1_story.html%3f.

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