COVID-19 Basics

What is the death rate for COVID-19?

The death rate for COVID-19 varies by age, sex, and pre-existing condition. Latest information on death rate by can be found here on the Worldometer site.       Resources Johns HopkinsUniversity:  Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) COVID-19 Fatality Rate Dashboard      

What do I do if I have symptoms?

Please learn and follow your local government and healthcare authority guidelines, as this may vary around the world and could change over time. Generally, you should watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and contact your healthcare provider to get guidance if you show symptoms of COVID-19. If you develop urgent warning signs, then please seek medical […]

What are the symptoms?

Patients with COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of dry cough shortness of breath tiredness fever People may have COVID-19 for 1 to 14 days before developing any symptoms.  Approximately 80% of people with COVID-19 recover without needing special treatment. COVID-19 can pose serious complications, such as pneumonia in both lungs, multi-organ […]

How do I prevent getting it?

Currently there is no vaccine for COVID-19, but you can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others. Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub (at least 60% alcohol) Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or […]

What is COVID-19?

According to the CDC, COVID-19 or coronavirus disease 2019 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China.  This is a new disease that has not previously been seen in humans.  There is no specific treatment or […]