Coronavirus outbreak per country - travel advice
Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak information in different countries of the world has been collated on this page using the most reputable data sources such as the World Health Organization, government bodies and national health protection agencies. Use this page as a point of reference on the coronavirus outbreak in your area or use the links to the official sources provided. Data is being updated daily between 08:00 GMT and 18:00 GMT. Should you need statistics outside these hours, please visit this Web service built by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. For more insights about COVID-19, trustworthy medical resources, useful videos and general information, use Google COVID-19 dedicated page.
What is Coronavirus and what does it do to you
According to BBC Coronavirus COVID-19 is a new disease that we currently don’t know a great deal of. What has already been established though is that this disease infects humans lungs. Other symptoms include a fever with a dry cough, which can then lead to breathing problems or even lungs failure. On the 11th of March 2020 coronavirus outbreak has been given the status of a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
Coronavirus cases worldwide - how many people are infected globally?
According to daily Situation reports produced by the WHO there are 5447041 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the world as of 25/05/2020.
How is coronavirus spread and how fast
What we know at the moment is that coronavirus is spreading when an infected person coughs, releasing micro droplets full of virus into the air. These droplets are then breathed in by other people causing infection. The virus can also be passed when a person touches the surface the droplets have landed on, then touches eyes, nose or mouth.
There are thousands of confirmed coronavirus COVID-19 cases reported daily.
The key symptoms of coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2) are:
- High temperature
- Dry cough
- Breathing difficulties that may be followed by weakness and tiredness
It may take up to five days on average however for coronavirus symptoms to appear. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the incubation period can last up to 14 days.
Coronavirus death rate - how deadly is the virus?
Despite the fact that this virus is new and there are discrepancies in the data being reported, high level numbers suggest that the death rate from COVID-19 is in the region of 2%, these figures however are unreliable and may vary per country.
World Health Organization early studies suggest that:
- Circa 6% will become critically ill - lung failures and other risks of death;
- Circa 14% will develop severe symptoms - such as breathing difficulties;
- and circa 80% will only develop mild symptoms - such as dry cough and high body temperature, with pneumonia in some cases.
Coronavirus risks and self-isolation
The risks of getting infected with coronavirus COVID-19 for the UK residents are significantly lower, provided everyone follows the Prime Minister’s and his team’s advice on social distancing. There are 8160 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK (24/03/2020 data).
It is very important that people in the UK with coronavirus symptoms and their household members stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms started.
Staying at home will help control the spread of the virus to community, especially the most vulnerable and help the NHS to cope with the enormous pressure of helping patients in critical condition.
Individuals that cannot cope with symptoms at home, or if their condition gets worse, or the symptoms do not get better after 7 days, should use the NHS 111 online service. People that don’t have access to the Internet should call 111 or 999.
More information could be found on Gov website.