Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 is a deadly virus which spreads when the droplets of a sick person infected with the virus get into your eyes, nose or mouth.
Let’s learn about the number of people who are getting sick right now.
It’s 80,000 and that’s a lot. Out of this 80,000, 77,000 people that died are from China. Now let’s consider somehow you got the virus, in the very unlikely event of you getting the virus-
- 81% of the cases are mild
- 14% of the cases are moderate
- And only 5% of the cases are critical.
Which means that you are very likely to recover from it. IF you get into a critical state, compare COVID-19 to SARS. It had a 10% fatality rate while COVID-19 has only a 2% fatality rate which is five times smaller number than SARS.
Let’s consider the age factor. The possibility of dying considering the age factor is very low. The percentage of dying for people under 50 years old is only 0.2%. Hence you must know this number so that you know that majority of people can recover from COVID-19. For the people to worry less, this knowledge is very essential.
Let’s talk about one of the most worst day, which is February 10. 108 people died (mainly from China) because of virus. This is very large number. But if we compare, on that same day 23,283 people died because of cancer, 24,641 people died because of heart disease , 4300 people died because of diabetes, and 27.7 times more people than COVID-19 died because of suicide. So instead of worrying, we should enjoy each day of our life as we don’t know what’s going to happen to us the next minute.
The precautions that should be taken to prevent the virus from spreading are-
- Wash your hands for at least 20 sec with soap.
- cover your mouth with tissue while sneezing and discard it in the bin immediately.
- Stay away from crowds.
- Cover your face with masks if you are sick and immediately seek medical advice.
- Avoid touching your face.