Coronavrus: Minas Gerais exceeds 313 thousand cases with 2.9 thousand new ones in 24 hours – General

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Minas confirmed 2,908 new cases and 107 deaths by COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. According to the epidemiological bulletin, released by the Secretary of State for Health, on Wednesday (7), the State totals 313,032 cases and 7,811 deaths.

The new coronavirus reached 847 of the 853 municipalities in Minas Gerais, with deaths confirmed in 619. The numbers are presented by the Secretary of State for Health during the press conferences held daily since the beginning of the press conference. However, starting next Friday (9), the government will suspend the moment when it responds to journalists and citizens.

Or what or coronavrus

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. The new coronavirus agent (COVID-19) was discovered in December 2019 in China. The disease can cause infections with symptoms initially similar to colds or mild flu, but with the risk of getting worse, which can result in death.
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How to COVID-19 transmitted?

Transmission of coronaviruses usually occurs by air or by personal contact with contaminated secretions, such as droplets of saliva, sneezing, coughing, phlegm, close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands, contact with contaminated objects or surfaces, followed by contact with mouth, nose or eyes.

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How to prevent?

The recommendation is to avoid crowding, stay away from those who show symptoms of respiratory infection, wash your hands frequently, cough with your forearm in front of your mouth and often use soap and water to wash your hands or gel alcohol after contact with surfaces. and people. At home, take extra care against COVID-19.
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What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Check out the main symptoms of people infected with COVID-19:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing
  • Gastric problems
  • Diarrhea

In severe cases, victims have:

  • Pneumonia
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • Renal failure

The types of symptoms for COVID-19 increase each week as the researchers move forward in identifying the behavior of the virus.

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Myths and truths about the virus

On social media, the spread of COVID-19 also spread rumors about how the vrus Sars-CoV-2 transmitted. And other doubts arose: Is alcohol gel capable of killing the virus? Is the coronavirus lethal at a worrying level? Can an infected person infect several others? Will the epidemic kill thousands of Brazilians, as SUS would not be able to serve everyone? We did a report with a doctor specializing in infectology and he explains all the myths and truths about the coronavirus.

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