If only we could roll back time and stop the spread of the deadly virus that claimed thousands of life without remorse, it has also caused unbearable pain to many families. While the number of cases is still sky-high in some countries, China has reported that it has not seen a new instance of the virus in regions like Wuhan lately.
Many governments, individuals, and brands have extended the hands of support to the afflicted states by donating money and resources to help curb the spread of the disease and provide health care to the infected patients.
The virus had spread like a wild-fire causing a worldwide pandemic that leads to the shutdown of major cities, disruption in systems, the lockdown of schools, economic instability, among other effects.
It was reported that the number of cases has risen to more than 859,000 in more than 180 countries, with the number of deaths estimated to be more than 42,300, though about 178,000 have been said to have recovered.
This is a large number; many governments did restricted movement and public gathering, but as surprising as it is, the number of cases hasn't taken a turn in direction.
Covid-19 is a disease caused by the newly discovered coronavirus. It was found earlier this year, but it quickly spread worldwide.
While there isn't a specific drug to cure the disease, medical teams and researchers are working to earnestly find an economical permanent cure for the disease, even though many countries have reported cases of patients who have recovered from the illness.
In as much as countries worldwide are reporting newly discovered cases every day, some states have been badly hit. In this post, I bring you the top twenty-one(21) countries with the highest number of coronavirus cases, as reported by Aljazeera as of today, April 1st.
Top 21 countries badly hit by a coronavirus
1. United States
8. United Kingdom(UK)
15. South Korea
While the number of cases in countries worldwide is changing every minute, this is an overview of the present situation.
According to the World Health Organization(WHO), the virus can be spread through contact with droplets of saliva or discharge (cough and sneeze) of an infected person. Infected people will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness. In contrast, older people and those with underlying medical issues like cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, and cancer may develop severe illness.
While there are now medical centers to test the state of a potentially infected person, some of the symptoms to look out for in an infected person include;
- Dry cough
- Aches and pain
- Shortness of breath Etc.
SOME PREVENTIVE MEASURES YOU ARE ADVISED TO TAKE
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- Use alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your face
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
- Maintain at least 1-3 meter distance from anybody that's coughing or sneezing.
- Maintain social distancing.
While we all earnestly pray for the quick recovery of the infected and rapid eradication of the virus, I urge you all to stay safe.