Coronavirus is a type of common virus that causes infection in your nose and upper throat. This virus is known as COVID-19. This virus has been spread all over the world and originated from China. The first case of this virus was updated in Wuhan in December 2019. It was found in a food market in Wuhan.
This virus was declared a pandemic by WHO in March 2020. Coronavirus 2019 is declared as the most dangerous virus till date.
First coronavirus was identified in the mid 1960’s in humans. There are total seven type of viruses found which are as follows:
- SARS-CoV-2 ( the virus which is known as novel coronavirus or COVID-19)
Corona virus symptoms
You need to give proper attention to these symptoms and these can be identified between 2-14 days. If you find these symptoms then you can be infected by new COVID-19 virus
- Sore Throat
- Body Ache
- Difficulty in breathing
- Loss of smell
These are some common symptoms that can be found in COVID positive person.
How to prevent yourself from this virus?
There is no vaccine of corona till date, so we should follow coronavirus guidelines released by WHO. By following these guidelines, we can protect yourself from this virus.
- This virus is spreading mainly from person to person, so we should maintain a distance of 6 feet.
- We should wash our hands often for at least 20 seconds. You can also use sanitizers for washing your hands.
- Do not touch your eyes and nose with unwashed hands.
- Always cover your mouth and nose with a mask whenever you are in public places.
- Follow the social distancing rules.
- Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue whenever you cough or sneeze and throw that tissue to the dustbin and then wash hands for 20 seconds.
- Always clean and disinfect frequently touched places.
- Monitor your health daily.
- Avoid contact with persons who are sick.
Improve Immunity System
If you have a better immune system then you have lower chances of getting infected with coronavirus So, it is important to have a better immune system. You can improve your immune system by the following steps:
- Don’t smoke
- Do proper exercise.
- Stay Hydrated
- Take proper sleep
- Take immunity-boosting foods and vitamins
- Practice meditation
- Don’t travel without a valid reason
- Stay away from toxins
Corona virus Statics
This is the approximate data of corona cases. The total number of cases in the world are 20,500,450 till 12 Aug 2020 and 13,450,340 persons have been recovered from this virus.
This is the data of top 5 corona infected countries.
- USA 5,305,960
- Brazil 3,112,390
- India 2,332,910
- Russia 902,700
- South Africa 566,110
This is the data of top 5 infected states in India:
- Maharashtra 535,600
- TamilNaidu 308,650
- Andhra Pradesh 244,550
- Karnataka 188,612
- Delhi 147,390
Every day you come to know about the coronavirus vaccine from different coronavirus news channels. A number of medical institutes claimed to have made a vaccine for this virus but still, we haven’t got a verified vaccine.
Recently news came from Russia that they have developed the corona vaccine and they have completed 1st phase successfully. The trial of the first phase was successful and if it passes all phases then we can have a large number of doses by 2021.
Still we don’t have any vaccine yet, So it is advised to everyone to follow guidelines released by WHO.
We always follow the internet for knowledge but sometimes we do believe in fake news. So beware of those fake news and do wait for the guidelines released by your government. Coronavirus also affected our education system.
Beware of fake videos that claimed to have ways to cure corona.
CDC(The centers for disease control and prevention) is a national public institute whose headquarter is in Atlanta, Georgia (United States). You can check the CDC guidelines for the corona virus diagnosis.
Some FAQ asked regarding this virus are:
What is the recovery time for the corona virus disease?
If its mild then the time is about two weeks and in critical cases, the time is about 3-6 weeks.
Does consuming alcohol kill COVID-19?
No, this will not kill covid-19 virus but this can make your immunity weaker. So don’t consume so much alcohol.
Is the corona virus disease a pandemic?
Yes , it has been declared as an pandemic by WHO in march 2020 and about 220 countries have been infected by this virus.
Is there a vaccine for the corona virus disease?
Not yet, There is no vaccine for corona yet but according to sources, Russia has completed first phase of corona medicine. If it passes all phases, then we may have vaccine by next year.
What is the recovery rate of corona in India ?
In India , the recovery rate is over 70%.
What is the incubation period of corona?
Previously it was believed that the incubation period for corona is 1-14 days but according to recent reports , its incubation period is up to 24 days.