Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), New York Times.
Welcome to the County 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-2019) guide. This page has the latest information on coronavirus in the county, updated daily. See below for interactive tables, charts and maps illustrating the current status of COVID-19 in county. The primary sources include the New York Times, the State Government and Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO). Please feel free to reach out with any questions, suggestions, or additions to [email protected]
Coronavirus are a group of viruses that can cause either mild illness, such as a cold, or can make people sick with pneumonia.
Recently, a novel (new) coronavirus was detected. A "novel coronavirus" is a strain that has not been previously seen in humans. The disease, called COVID-19, can be spread from person to person. The United States is seeing “community transmission,” meaning the source of the infection is unknown.
There are no specific vaccines or treatments available for this novel coronavirus, or any other coronavirus. However, medication and vaccine research is underway.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough or shortness of breath. An infection can result in death, but that is a rare outcome. Most people with COVID-19 will have mild symptoms. People who are at most risk for severe illness are those who have health conditions including:
As of April 2020, the Health Department recommends the following precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19:
If you are experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath and traveled to an area where COVID-19 is spreading, or you have had close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, call your health care provider. Your provider will work with the Health Department to determine if you need testing.
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