Coronavirus Disease 2019 Facts, Quotes & Data (COVID-19)

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“Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This post is written on 4 March 2020 (last updated on 20 March 2020), at the time of writing here are the facts we know about the COVID-19 virus.

It is important that we stay updated with the facts so we can better protect ourselves and our loved ones.

I have listed some of the most crucial updates gathered by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) so you can be better equipped and prepared.

Some of the quotes and facts about the COVID-19 virus were also curated from sites that are monitoring the situation closely and updating their websites consistently.

There will be citations so you know where the information is coming from.

"This virus is not SARS, it’s not MERS, and it’s not influenza. It is a unique virus with unique characteristics." ~ World Health Organization, 3 March 2020 Click To Tweet
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Live Updated (Infected Countries)

  • Black: Cities with 1,000 or more cases
  • Purple: Cities with 100 or more cases.
  • Red: Cities with 20 or more cases.
  • Orange: Less than 20 cases
  • Diamond shape: Cities with deaths

Signs & Symptoms to Look Out For:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Other symptoms (by ECDC):

  • pain in the muscles
  • tiredness

Seek medical help and advice if you develop these symptoms (especially the first three).

Questions To Ask Yourself:

  • Have you been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19?
  • Traveled from an area with the ongoing spread of COVID-19?

Call in advance before you go to your local doctor or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and/or your symptoms.

Important Quotes About COVID-19

All predictions are important. Most predictions are wrong. And I think we must be careful with that. - Dr. Michael Ryan #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
All predictions are important. Most predictions are wrong. And I think we must be careful with that. – Dr. Michael Ryan
I think it is likely we will see a global pandemic. If a pandemic happens, 40% to 70% of people world-wide are likely to be infected in the coming year. What proportion is asymptomatic, I can't give a good number. - Prof. Marc Lipsitch #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
I think it is likely we will see a global pandemic. If a pandemic happens, 40% to 70% of people world-wide are likely to be infected in the coming year. What proportion is asymptomatic, I can’t give a good number. – Prof. Marc Lipsitch
What makes this one (Covid-19) perhaps harder to control than SARS is that it may be possible to transmit before you are sick. - Prof. Marc Lipsitch #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
What makes this one (Covid-19) perhaps harder to control than SARS is that it may be possible to transmit before you are sick. – Prof. Marc Lipsitch
It (Covid-19) could infect 60% of global population if unchecked. - Prof. Gabriel Leung #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
It (Covid-19) could infect 60% of global population if unchecked. – Prof. Gabriel Leung
It’s very, very transmissible, and it almost certainly is going to be a pandemic. But will it be catastrophic? I don’t know. - Dr. Anthony S. Fauci #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
It’s very, very transmissible, and it almost certainly is going to be a pandemic. But will it be catastrophic? I don’t know. – Dr. Anthony S. Fauci
People who are older or have existing medical conditions, such as heart disease, may be at higher risk of serious illness. - Mayo Clinic #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
People who are older or have existing medical conditions, such as heart disease, may be at higher risk of serious illness. – Mayo Clinic
The virus seems to be transmitted mainly via respiratory droplets that people sneeze, cough, or exhale. - ECDC #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
The virus seems to be transmitted mainly via respiratory droplets that people sneeze, cough, or exhale. – ECDC
We are not encouraging the use of these N95 respirators by the public. We are going to be in short supply and we need to reserve these for our health care workers. #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
We are not encouraging the use of these N95 respirators by the public. We are going to be in short supply and we need to reserve these for our health care workers.
We understand that people are afraid and uncertain. Fear is a natural human response to any threat, especially when it’s a threat we don’t completely understand. - WHO #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
We understand that people are afraid and uncertain. Fear is a natural human response to any threat, especially when it’s a threat we don’t completely understand. – WHO
We can’t stop COVID-19 without protecting our health workers. - WHO #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
We can’t stop COVID-19 without protecting our health workers. – WHO
Supplies can take months to deliver, market manipulation is widespread, and stocks are often sold to the highest bidder. - WHO #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
Supplies can take months to deliver, market manipulation is widespread, and stocks are often sold to the highest bidder. – WHO

Crucial Facts About COVID-19 Virus

People of Asian descent, including Chinese Americans, are NOT more likely to get COVID-19 than any other American. - CDC #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
People of Asian descent, including Chinese Americans, are NOT more likely to get COVID-19 than any other American. – CDC
Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does NOT pose a risk of infection to other people. - CDC #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does NOT pose a risk of infection to other people. – CDC
CDC doesn't recommend that healthy people wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. - Mayo Clinic #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
CDC doesn’t recommend that healthy people wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. Only wear a mask if a health care provider tells you to do so. – Mayo Clinic
In 5% of cases, it can be virulent and cause severe pulmonary disease, which we have seen in previous outbreaks with SARS & MERS. - Cone Health #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
In 5% of cases, it can be virulent and cause severe pulmonary disease, which we have seen in previous outbreaks with SARS & MERS. – Cone Health
COVID-19 is thought to be more contagious than the seasonal flu but much less than other highly contagious viruses, such as measles or chickenpox. - Cone Health #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
COVID-19 is thought to be more contagious than the seasonal flu but much less than other highly contagious viruses, such as measles or chickenpox. – Cone Health
Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died. By comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1% of those infected. - WHO #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died. By comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1% of those infected. – WHO

Common Ways on How COVID-19 Spreads

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). - CDC #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). – CDC
People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest). - CDC #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest). – CDC
COVID 19 also spreads through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. - CDC #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
COVID-19 also spreads through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. – CDC

“It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The World Responses to COVID-19

Global efforts at this time are focused concurrently on containing the spread and mitigating the impact of this virus. - CDC #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
Global efforts at this time are focused concurrently on containing the spread and mitigating the impact of this virus. – CDC
UN releases US$15 million to help vulnerable countries battle the spread of the coronavirus. - WHO #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
UN releases US$15 million to help vulnerable countries battle the spread of the coronavirus. – WHO
WHO estimates that each month, 89 million medical masks will be required for the COVID-19 response; 76 million examination gloves, and 1.6 million goggles. - WHO #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
WHO estimates that each month, 89 million medical masks will be required for the COVID-19 response – 76 million examination gloves, and 1.6 million goggles. – WHO
This cannot be solved by WHO alone, or one industry alone. It requires all of us working together to ensure all countries can protect the people who protect the rest of us. - WHO #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
This cannot be solved by WHO alone, or one industry alone. It requires all of us working together to ensure all countries can protect the people who protect the rest of us. – WHO

Positive Quotes in the Midst of COVID-19 Chaos

Distilleries across the United States are making their own hand sanitizers to give away for free.
Distilleries across the United States are making their own hand sanitizers to give away for free.

WHO has confirmed that using alcohol-based sanitizers to clean your hands can kill the viruses. (source) Several distilleries stood up and took the initiative to provide free hand sanitizers to anyone in need until COVID-19 has been properly contained.

Air pollution declined drastically in cities with high rates of quarantine.
Air pollution declined drastically in cities with high rates of quarantine.

Satellite air pollution readings have shown that cities in China and Italy with high quarantine rates have plummeted dramatically due to the virus.

A report by NASA estimates that the COVID-19 has saved more than 100 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere from China alone—which is roughly the equivalent of what Chile produces in an entire year.

Johns Hopkins researcher says that Antibodies from recovered COVID-19 patients could help protect people at risk.
Johns Hopkins researcher says that Antibodies from recovered COVID-19 patients could help protect people at risk.
Australian researchers testing two drugs as potential ‘Cures’ for the COVID-19 virus.
Australian researchers testing two drugs as potential ‘Cures’ for the COVID-19 virus.
Uber Eats is supporting the North American restaurant industry by waiving delivery fees for 100,000 restaurants.
Uber Eats is supporting the North American restaurant industry by waiving delivery fees for 100,000 restaurants.
How COVID-19 virus compares to other coronaviruses - Infographic #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronaalert
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How to Take Precautionary Measures Against COVID-19

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth if your hands aren’t clean.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Stay home from work, school, and public areas if you’re sick.

Cases in China as 1 March 2020

COVID-19 Cases in China as 1 March 2020
Confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 acute respiratory disease reported by provinces, regions and
cities in China, Data as 01 March 2020 – source: WHO

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Asia

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Asia
Data correct at 23:59pm, 2 March 2020

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Europe, the Middle East & North Africa

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Europe, the Middle East & North Africa
Data correct at 23:59pm, 2 March 2020

For more updated data visit here and here.

Sources

  1. WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-193 March 2020
  2. UN releases US$15 million to help vulnerable countries battle the spread of the coronavirus1 March 2020
  3. CDC Facts About COVID-19
  4. ECDC Q&A on COVID-19
  5. Mayo Clinic – What is COVID-19 and how can I protect myself?
  6. Cone Health, Symptoms & Prevention (Cynthia Snider MD) – 28 February 2020
  7. The Guardian: Image sources for Confirmed cases in Asia, Europe, Middle East, and North Africa – 2 March 2020

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