The Latest confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa (Cases 8,003; Deaths 336 & Recovered 705), the coronavirus outbreak initially identified in China can infect humans. As of 1 April 2020, four African sovereign states have yet to report a case of COVID-19: Comoros, Lesotho, South Sudan, and São Tomé and Príncipe (as well as the disputed state of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic).
- The new coronavirus outbreak initially identified in China
- Now called COVID-19, the virus is one of the multiple coronaviruses that can infect humans.
- Other examples include SARS, MERS, and even the common cold
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that are typically mild, such as the common cold, though rarer forms such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19 can be lethal. Symptoms vary in other species: in chickens, they cause an upper respiratory tract disease, while in cows and pigs they cause diarrhea. There are no vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat human coronavirus infections.
1. Coronavirus Stats 2020
The coronavirus COVID-19 in Africais affecting 205 countries and territories around the world .
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Stats of COVID-19 in Africa 2020
|– Cases –||– Deaths –||– Recoveries –|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||148||16||3|
|Republic of the Congo||22||2||0|
|Central African Republic||8||0||0|
2. Coronavirus Symptoms
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. Symptoms can include:
- Shortness of breath
3. Coronavirus: How to protect yourself
The #Coronavirus can be transmitted through surface contact. When a person sneezes or coughs, the droplets fall in the surfaces of the tables and chairs, and the virus may remain alive for up to a few days. More info https://t.co/LoYxEu4IbD #covid19SA #CoronavirusSA pic.twitter.com/WAsZS15e1W— Steps To Become (@StepsToBecome) March 8, 2020
- Wash your hand with running water. Apply soap between your fingers and under your nails. scrub for at least 20 seconds and tense
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, throw the tissue in a bin and wash hands. If you don’t have tissue cough or sneeze into your elbow rather than your hands.
- Face masks offer some protection as they block liquid droplets, although they don’t block smaller aerosol particles.
- Seek early medical help by phone. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing and share travel history or close to yours.
- If you have returned from an affected area in China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, and Japan in the last two weeks stay indoors and avoid contact with other people for 14 days.
- If you have returned from an infected area and develop a high temperature, cough, runny nose, sore throat or difficulty breathing, don’t leave your house until you have been given advice by a doctor.