Minas registered 2,430 new cases and 96 deaths by COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. According to the epidemiological bulletin, released by the Secretary of State for Health, this Thursday (15), there are 328,402 cases and 8,267 deaths in total.
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?
The transmission of coronaviruses usually occurs by air or by personal contact with contaminated secretions, such as saliva droplets, 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 make use of soap and water to wash your hands or gel alcohol after contacting 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:
- Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing
- Gastric problems
In severe cases, victims have:
- 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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