Covid-19 commonly known as coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2 is now transmitted to almost all the states of America. Researchers and healthcare experts are now focused on decreasing the transmission impact by creating maximum awareness of the prevention of coronavirus. Everyone can take necessary precautions to avoid getting sick from this novel coronavirus or infecting other people.
Here are some of the coronavirus transmission ways you need to know
It is observed by researchers that people are the main source by which coronavirus spreads. It is mandatory to keep six feet of distance from people if you want to prevent the coronavirus disease but no one has taken care of it thus we have seen a huge increase in the number of infected patients in the coronavirus stats for the USA. There are various ways of person-to-person transmission of Covid-19.
- Coronavirus Transmission via Droplets
When an infected person from coronavirus disease is in your range of 6 feet and he can release droplets via sneezing, talking, or coughing. Those droplets can go into your lungs directly while breathing.
- Coronavirus Airborne Transmission
Some studies revealed that coronavirus can be transmitted via air as it has the power to live in the air for around 3 hours. If you are breathing in the infected air, it can go to your lungs. Researchers are trying to draw more information about the spread and living of coronavirus in the air.
- Coronavirus Transmission through Surface
Another way of transmission is via touching the infected surface. If an infected person sneezes or coughs on the surface and later touches the contaminated shelf, doorknob, or keys and then touches your nose, mouth, or eyes, the virus can transmit easily into your body this way. The virus has the potential to live on surfaces from hours to 2-3 days. You need to carefully disinfect all surfaces to prevent the transmission of coronavirus for the safety of your family.
- Community Spreading the Virus
As the things are getting more and more clear on Covid-19, people now can assume or trace the source which is responsible for spreading the disease but community interactions have happened even during the outbreak of Covid-19 disease. It transmitted the infection a lot and people aren’t able to know how and from where they got infected.
There are people with symptoms you can be careful about but remember some Covid-19 infected people are asymptomatic and don’t show any symptoms at all. So, it’s better to remain safe by keeping a distance of six feet for everyone.
Transmission of Covid-19 via Pets
There are some cases raised in which pets tested positive for Covid-19 and surprisingly many of them didn’t show any symptoms but some showed up with mild symptoms. The transmission of coronavirus in animals has occurred by humans. Researchers found that animals aren’t playing any role in spreading the virus but still finding more evidence about Covid-19 in animals.
The study suggests that it is improbable of getting Covid-19 disease via food, groceries, or delivery service and there isn’t any proof that supports this theory. However, the safety concerns are still there and you need to keep a distance of 6 feet from anyone if you are shopping or getting groceries from outside. Wear a mask and keep hand sanitizer with you.
In the case of delivery service, you need to let them leave your items outside the door, once they are gone, pick them up, wash your hands for 20 seconds and take the items to disinfecting area and then wash the coverings. Don’t forget to disinfect the cleaning area at the end as well.
There are a number of possibilities for you to catch and get infected with Covid-19 disease but there are certain ways that medical experts and researchers suggest, i.e. limit your exposure with people, keep a distance of 6 feet with everyone, wear a mask while going outside and keep a hand sanitizer to clean your hands frequently.
We have seen massive turbulence in society during the pandemic but it isn’t over yet and we need to follow guidelines every time until it gets completely over. In case you need to consult an online doctor in the United States from the comfort of home, please book an appointment at UrgentWay Telemedicine Services.