SITUATION REPORT OF COVID-19 IN THE REGION OF MURCIA APRIL 10, 2020
In the Region of Murcia to date of the report, there have been 1,413 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection.
The first case was declared on March 6 and confirmed as positive on March 8.
As of yesterday, 231 cases are admitted to hospitals in the Region, of which 42 are in the ICU.
58% of confirmed patients are in home isolation.
275 patients have been epidemiologically discharged and 94 deaths have occurred.
The diagnostic tests carried out for the detection of coronaviruses have been 11927. Figure 1 details the number of cases confirmed by COVID-19 in the Region of Murcia from the beginning to April 10, 2020.
What is a coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are an extensive family of viruses that can cause disease in both animals and humans.
In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections that can range from the common cold to more serious illnesses such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the most recently discovered infectious disease caused by the coronavirus.
Both the new virus and the disease were unknown before the outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough.
Some patients may experience pain, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea.
These symptoms are usually mild and appear gradually.
Some people become infected but do not develop any symptoms and are not ill.
Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing any special treatment.
About 1 in 6 people who get COVID-19 develop a serious illness and have trouble breathing.
Older people and those with underlying medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.
About 2% of people who have contracted the disease have died.
People with fever, cough, and shortness of breath should seek medical attention.
How is COVID-19 spread?
A person can get COVID-19 from contact with someone who is infected with the virus.
The disease can spread from person to person through droplets from the nose or mouth that are thrown out when an infected person coughs or exhales.
These droplets fall on objects and surfaces around the person, so other people can get COVID-19 if they touch these objects or surfaces and then touch their eyes, nose, or mouth.
They can also be spread by inhaling droplets that a person with COVID-19 has spread by coughing or exhaling.
So it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from an ill person.
WHO is studying the ongoing research on the ways of spreading COVID-19 and will continue to report on the updated results.
Source: murciasalud.es / Murcia.com