The number of coronavirus cases worldwide now exceeds 2,000,000. At a national level, the debate continues on when America can safely reopen. Some states are extending their stay-at-home guidelines and groups of states are forming regional coalitions to focus on post-coronavirus recovery.
Here are some updates from our clinicians, accurate as of April 15, 11:00PM EST:
United States of America Statistics:
Cases Diagnosed – 662,529
Recovered – 56,631
Deaths – 32,884
Get the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Frequently Asked Question:
How does coronavirus spread?
The new coronavirus spreads easily. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, tiny droplets go out into the air. If the droplets land in someone’s mouth or nose, that person can get infected, too. The virus is more likely to spread when people are less than 6 feet away from each other.
You could also get infected if you touch something where droplets from a sneeze or cough have landed and then touch your face, eyes, mouth, or nose. But this is less common. The virus can live for 3 days on some surfaces, and possibly longer. Some research shows it can remain in the air for 3 hours.
Some people get COVID-19 through community spread. This is when someone is infected with the coronavirus and they aren’t sure how or where they became exposed. These people haven’t been to affected countries or spent time with people who are sick.
For more answers to your questions, visit our coronavirus FAQ page.