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(07/04/2020)

Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Abarán] | In Abarán, 6 confirmed cases of COVID19 infection have been registered up to April 5 |

SITUATION REPORT OF COVID 19 IN THE REGION OF MURCIA APRIL 6, 2020

In the Region of Murcia up to the date of the report, 1259 confirmed cases of COVID infection have been registered19.

The first case was declared on March 6 and confirmed as positive on March 8.

As of today, 290 cases are admitted to hospitals in the Region, of which 58 are in the ICU.

61% of confirmed patients are in home isolation.

156 patients have been epidemiologically discharged and 59 deaths have occurred.

The diagnostic tests carried out for the detection of coronaviruses have been 9,289. Figure 1 details the number of cases confirmed by COVID-19 in the Region of Murcia from the beginning to April 5, 2020.

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Questions and answers about the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

WHAT IS THE NEW CORONAVIRUS?

Coronaviruses are a wide family of viruses that normally affect only animals.

Some have the ability to transmit from animals to people.

The new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is a new type of coronavirus that can affect people and was first detected in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

There are still many unknown questions regarding the disease it produces: COVID-19.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 ?.

The most common symptoms include fever, cough, and feeling short of breath.

In some cases there may also be digestive symptoms like diarrhea and abdominal pain.

Most cases have mild symptoms.

In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe difficulty breathing, kidney failure, and even death.

The most serious cases generally occur in people who are elderly or who have a chronic disease, such as heart, lung or immunodeficiency diseases.

WHAT ARE THE VULNERABLE GROUPS ?.

The main vulnerable groups are those over the age of 60, and those diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease, cancer, immunodeficiencies, and pregnancy by the precautionary principle.

HOW IS THE NEW CORONAVIRUS SPREAD?

Transmission appears to be through close contact with respiratory secretions generated by a sick person's cough or sneeze.

Its contagiousness depends on the amount of the virus in the airways.

These secretions would infect another person if they come in contact with their nose, eyes, or mouth.

Transmission by air over distances greater than 1-2 meters seems unlikely.

Source: murciasalud.es / Murcia.com

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