189 People Beat Coronavirus In Spain

189 People Beat Coronavirus In Spain.  As infection rates continue to rise rapidly, we’re hearing that 189 people have now recovered from coronavirus in Spain.

189 People Beat Coronavirus In Spain

189 People Beat Coronavirus In Spain

As coronavirus continues to spread through Spain, we’re hearing that 189 people have now beaten the infection.  Recovery in some cases can take up to 8 weeks, depending on the patient’s general state of health.

Health experts are quick to point out that despite the 189 recoveries, 120 people have died from the illness in Spain, and there are over 4000 active cases (as 15:00 on Friday 13th March).  New cases of coronavirus in Spain continue to rise sharply.  On the 11th March there were 582 new cases, and on the 12th March that number shot up to 869.

Facemask Coronavirus

Experts are advising against using face masks as a precautionary measure.

Coronavirus Mortality Rate

The mortality rate for coronavirus currently stands at around 3.4% globally (source: WHO).  In direct comparison, the flu has a mortality rate of around 1% (source: WHO).

Experts maintain that there is no need for panic, and whilst infection can be unpleasant it is very unlikely to be fatal for anyone in good health.

Washing Hands

Frequent hand washing is advised to help protect yourself from catching coronavirus.

 

Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

There are some simple steps you can take to minimise your risk of catching the coronavirus.  The CDC has issued these guidelines:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • It is not not recommended that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Coronavirus Confirmed In Andalucia

The CDC has advised against wearing facemasks.

Face masks Not Necessary

Despite the advice not to wear face masks, many pharmacies in the area are reporting that they have sold out.  Chemist Juan Garcia in Malaga is urging people not to buy them until they are needed.  “The face masks are not very effective at preventing you from catching a virus.  Their main purpose is to prevent a carrier from spreading the illness.  It’s better not to buy one unless you think you may be exposed.  The best preventative measures would be to use hand gel frequently and maintain good personal hygiene”. 

Published: 13.03.2020

Written by Dave James

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189 People Beat Coronavirus In Spain

189 People Beat Coronavirus In Spain

189 People Beat Coronavirus In Spain
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