Coronavirus South Africa (sacoronavirus.co.za) website has been created to provide South Africans with COVID-19 South African Coronavirus news and information. SA Corona Virus website is South Africa’s official Coronavirus (Covid-19) online news and information portal. In association with The Department of Health and the NHI. If you want to check the Covid 19 stats in South Africa, Coronavirus South Africa (sacoronavirus.co.za) website is the right website to visit.
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What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.
According to Coronavirus South Africa portal, Human Coronaviruses are common throughout the world. There are many different coronaviruses identified in animals but only a small number of these can cause disease in humans.
How Does COVID-19 Spread?
The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.
You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.
According to WHO, current evidence suggests that the virus spreads mainly between people who are in close contact with each other, typically within 1 metre (short-range). A person can be infected when aerosols or droplets containing the virus are inhaled or come directly into contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth.
COVID 19 Symptoms
Most common symptoms:
- dry cough
Less common symptoms:
- aches and pains
- sore throat
- loss of taste or smell
- a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
- difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- chest pain or pressure
- loss of speech or movement
According to SA Coronavirus portal, you must seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.
People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home.
On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.
How is COVID-19 treated?
Treatment is supportive (providing oxygen for patients with shortness of breath or treating a fever, for example). To date, there is no specific antiviral treatment available. Antibiotics do not treat viral infections. However, antibiotics may be required if a bacterial secondary infection develops.
Coronavirus South Africa
How do I check Covid 19 stats in South Africa? Visit https://sacoronavirus.co.za/ on your web-browser to check the latest stats of Coronavirus in South Africa. Alternatively, you can check out coronavirus stats South Africa by visiting worldometer coronavirus page here.
How Do I Prevent Covid-19 Infection in South Africa?
There are measures to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in South Africa. The following can provide protection against infection from Coronaviruses and many other viruses that are more common in South Africa:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay at home when you are sick and try and keep a distance from others at home.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a flexed elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the bin.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
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