Several states’ “safer at home” guidelines are set to expire or be revisited this week. Across the globe work continues on several vaccines, while officials learn more about early symptoms.
Here are some updates from our clinicians, accurate as of May 10, 11:00PM EST:
United States of America Statistics:
Cases Diagnosed – 1,362,792
Recovered – 256,418
Deaths – 80,067
Get the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Frequently Asked Question:
How can I protect myself if I live with someone who has COVID-19?
The person who is sick should:
- Stay in a separate bedroom and use a separate bathroom if they can. If that’s not possible, open a window or use a fan to keep air moving in the shared room. It will help remove infected droplets from the air.
- Get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids.
- Wear a cloth face mask when they have to be around others.
You and other caregivers should:
- Wear disposable gloves if you have to clean up any bodily fluids.
- Consider wearing a cloth face mask when you’re caring for the sick person.
- Put a trash can with a trash bag in their room and use it to throw away disposable gloves, tissues, cleaning wipes, and anything else that could have the virus on it.
- Call the doctor if the person gets worse, especially if they’re older or have lung disease, heart problems, diabetes, obesity, or other serious medical problems. If they have a fever, ask the doctor if they can have an over-the-counter medicine.
- Bring them their meals and make sure you eat in a separate room.
- Use your own dishes, utensils, phone, or other electronic devices. Wash the sick person’s dishes in a dishwasher or use hot soapy water.
- Keep out unnecessary visitors, including pets.
- Wash your hands with soap and water often throughout the day, and especially after you take off and throw away disposable gloves.
- Clean and disinfect often-touched surfaces, especially door knobs, light switches, sinks, toilets, tables, and electronics.
For more answers to your questions, visit our coronavirus FAQ page.