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Important Facts About Coronavirus You Need To Know


Researchers currently think that between five and 40 coronavirus cases in 1,000 will result in death, with a best guess of nine in 1,000 or about 1%.

But it depends on a range of factors: your age, sex and general health and the health system you are in.

Below Are The Facts You Should Know About Coronavirus

  • Coronavirus is a family of viruses that can cause mild colds, but also cause serious respiratory tract infections.
  • The new virus is called SARS-CoV-2. The disease that it gives is called Covid-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019).
  • The first case was found in Wuhan in Hubei Province in eastern China in December 2019.
  • 80 percent of cases cause mild symptoms that do not require hospitalization.
  • 15 percent must be hospitalized.
  • Five percent are admitted to the intensive care unit.
  • The mortality rate is about two percent.
  • Severe illness is seen primarily in the elderly and debilitated with chronic diseases.

Sources: State Serum Institute and National Board of Health

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