A 68-year-old woman has been confirmed as the second Indian to die because of Corona virus.
COVID-19 India Confirms Second Death of Corona virus: A 68-year-old woman has been confirmed as the second Indian to die because of #Coronavirus. The woman, who had underlying health conditions, is thought to have been infected by her son who traveled to Switzerland and Italy last month.
India’s first fatality from the virus was confirmed on Thursday. The 76-year-old man, from the southern state of Karnataka, died after returning from a month-long visit to Saudi Arabia on 29 February. Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, was first reported in Wuhan, China. It has now spread to a number of countries around the world.
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Overview of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus that had not been previously identified in humans.
The virus causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever and in more severe cases, pneumonia. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently and avoiding touching your face.
The new coronavirus spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and Symptoms
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is characterized by mild symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, and fever. Illness can be more severe for some people and can lead to pneumonia or breathing difficulties.
More rarely, the disease can be fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), maybe more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
- runny nose
- sore throat
- difficulty breathing (severe cases)
Prevention of COVID-19
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
You can reduce your risk of infection if you:
- Clean hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
- Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or flexed elbow.
- Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
Coronavirus Disease (Covid – 19) of Treatments
There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). People may need supportive care to help them breathe. If you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you’ve recovered. You can relieve your symptoms if you:
- rest and sleep
- keep warm
- drink plenty of liquids
- use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough
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