1. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory virus first that originated from Wuhan, China
2. COVID-19 can be spread from person to person. It can be diagnosed through a number of different tests. Currently there is no cure or vaccine.
How does it spread?
1. It can be transmitted through respiratory droplets (sneezing/coughing) and physical contact (handshakes, hugs, kissing, etc.).
2. Droplets generally don't travel for more than a couple feet, and they fall down to the ground (or onto surfaces) within a few seconds — showing why social and physical distancing is effective in preventing the spread.
How can I stay Safe?
1. Wear a mask if you are somewhere outside of your home or are with someone who has symptoms.
2. Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly for at least 20 seconds, especially if you have been in out public places.
3. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not immediately available.
4. Avoid touching your face (nose, eyes, mouth), especially with unwashed hands.
5. Stay home if possible, this will help reduce the spread.
What are the symptoms?
• Shortness of breath
• Muscle aches
• Sore throat
Is there a cure or vaccine?
No vaccine is currently available. Currently there are several organisations around the world attempting to developing vaccines, each using different methods. By as early as March 2020, 30 vaccine candidates were in development, some of which were approaching phase III trials. Multiple compounds which were previously approved for treatment of other viral diseases are being investigated to combat against COVID-19.
1. COVID-19 CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites.
2. COVID-19 CAN be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates.
3. Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body CANNOT kill COVID-19
4. Cold temperatures and snow CANNOT kill/prevent COVID-19.
5. Antibiotics DO NOT work against viruses, only bacteria.
Where is the data from?
The data for this dashboard is updated every 10 minutes. The data is collected from Johns Hopkins University, Apple, NY Times, and Worldometer. It is pulled via the nCovid API (https://disease.sh), which is also the API used for the 3D data visualization.
If you would like to know more about the site, please refer to the info page
Some numbers/data may not be accurate, as there is much controversey over governments and health officials reporting the numbers. It is important to remember that numbers are also usually under reported, as there is a mass amount of testing to be done and recorded. In simpler terms/tldr: the numbers are only as good as the people reporting them, and there is lots of data being processed. If you want to see how this site was made, refer to the link above to the information page.