Corona virus: Everything you need to know

Corona virus: Everything you need to know Corona virus

Corona virus is a viral diseases that is transmitted from animals to humans. These viruses are known to cause illness ranging from cold to a more severe disease. As at January 2020, there have been an outbreak of corona virus in China. According to telegraph the virus has infected over 4000 people and have killed upto 106.

Where and when did the infection start?

A seafood market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan have been earmarked as the source of the corona virus outbreak. According to the city health commission, the virus broke out between December 12 and 29, 2019. A recent research has pointed to bats and snakes as the primary source of the virus.

How does Corona Virus spread?

Corona virus dwells mostly in the body of their host. The disease reservoir could be domestic or wild animals ranging from pigs, to birds, dogs, cats and camels.

The disease is spread once a human comes in close contact with the host animal.

The virus are housed in the respiratory tract and are spread through coughing and sneezing.

Corona virus also spreads once you come in contact with contaminated surfaces or objects.

On rare occasions fecal contamination

NB: The virus mutates in the body of the host and spills into a broader population.

Prevention of Corona Virus

  • It is recommended you wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth without washing your hands
  • Avoid close contact with sick people
  • Visit the hospital when you are sick

How far has the disease spread?

Cases of Corona virus outbreak have been reported in almost all part of the world including United States, France, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Macau, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany and the Philippines. Though majority of the people affected are Chinese.

Currently there are over 700,000 cases of corona virus outbreak around the world.

Is there any vaccine for corona virus?

There is no vaccine for corona virus. However, research is ongoing to discover a vaccine for the deadly virus.

Professor Robin Shattock, from Imperial College London, said his team had “two vaccine candidates” developed from the genetic sequence of coronavirus provided by Chinese scientists, and some British experts are confident that a vaccine could be available within weeks. 

China has started building a hospital for treating only patients infected with the virus. China hope to finish the hospital within 6 days.

Treatment of CoronaVirus

China has reported the first successful treatment of Corona virus patient in Shanghai. The 56 years old patient had normal body temperature for 6days during her treatment. Her respiratory symptoms was reported to have improved significantly. She was later discharged after there were no traces of the sickness in her body.

Use of Hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of Corona Virus

Hydroxychloroquine also known as Hydroxychloroquine sulphate is an anti malaria drug. It is also used for the treatment of rheumatoid in pregnancy, arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. Hydroxychloroquine is now being tested as an active medicine for the treatment of Covid-19. The chemical formula for Hydroxychloroquine is C18H26ClN3O.

Hydroxychloroquine side effects include include vomiting, headache, changes in vision and muscle weakness as well as allergic reactions,  nausea and occasional stomach cramps with mild diarrhea. The most serious adverse effects affect the eye.

In 2014, there was controversy in its efficacy in treating Sjögren syndrome. Hydroxychloroquine is widely used in the treatment of post-Lyme arthritis. It may have both an anti-spirochaete activity and an anti-inflammatory activity, similar to the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

On 19th March 2020, United States President Donald Trump announces that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)can use hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19. However, the FDA said more research needs to be conducted before the drug is made available for patients.

Full list of countries with cases of Corona virus

So far there have been over 920,000 cases of Corona Virus across the world and 46,000 deaths recorded. However, 193,006 has recovered from the virus.

While China has recorded the highest case of Corona virus in Asia, United States has recorded the highest case in  the world, Italy has recorded the highest case of Corona virus in Europe as well as the highest number of death. Whereas Africa has the least case of Corona Virus outbreak.

Here is a list of countries with cases of Corona virus and number of patients

Country,

Other

Total

Cases

New

Cases

Total

Deaths

New

Deaths

Total

Recovered

Active

Cases

Serious,

Critical

Tot Cases/

1M pop

Deaths/

1M pop

Reported

1st case

World

921,098

+62,779

46,157

+3,855

193,352

681,589

34,900

118.2

5.9

Jan 10

USA

207,613

+19,083

4,611

+558

8,762

194,240

4,926

627

14

Jan 20

Italy

110,574

+4,782

13,155

+727

16,847

80,572

4,035

1,829

218

Jan 29

Spain

102,136

+6,213

9,053

+589

22,647

70,436

5,872

2,185

194

Jan 30

China

81,554

+36

3,312

+7

76,238

2,004

466

57

2

Jan 10

Germany

76,544

+4,736

858

+83

18,700

56,986

3,405

914

10

Jan 26

France

56,989

+4,861

4,032

+509

10,934

42,023

5,565

873

62

Jan 23

Iran

47,593

+2,988

3,036

+138

15,473

29,084

3,871

567

36

Feb 18

UK

29,474

+4,324

2,352

+563

135

26,987

163

434

35

Jan 30

Switzerland

17,137

+532

461

+28

2,967

13,709

348

1,980

53

Feb 24

Turkey

15,679

+2,148

277

+63

333

15,069

847

186

3

Mar 09

Belgium

13,964

+1,189

828

+123

2,132

11,004

1,088

1,205

71

Feb 03

Netherlands

13,614

+1,019

1,173

+134

250

12,191

1,053

795

68

Feb 26

Austria

10,663

+483

146

+18

1,436

9,081

215

1,184

16

Feb 24

S. Korea

9,887

+101

165

+3

5,567

4,155

55

193

3

Jan 19

Canada

9,489

+877

108

+7

1,445

7,936

120

251

3

Jan 24

Portugal

8,251

+808

187

+27

43

8,021

230

809

18

Mar 01

Israel

6,092

+734

25

+5

226

5,841

97

704

3

Feb 20

Brazil

5,923

+206

206

+5

127

5,590

296

28

1.0

Feb 24

Sweden

4,947

+512

239

+59

16

4,692

393

490

24

Jan 30

Australia

4,864

+101

21

+1

345

4,498

50

191

0.8

Jan 24

Norway

4,863

+222

44

+5

13

4,806

105

897

8

Feb 25

Czechia

3,508

+200

39

+8

61

3,408

70

328

4

Feb 29

Ireland

3,447

+212

85

+14

5

3,357

103

698

17

Feb 28

Denmark

3,107

+247

104

+14

894

2,109

145

536

18

Feb 26

Chile

3,031

+293

16

+4

234

2,781

31

159

0.8

Mar 02

Malaysia

2,908

+142

45

+2

645

2,218

102

90

1

Jan 24

Russia

2,777

+440

24

+7

190

2,563

8

19

0.2

Jan 30

Ecuador

2,748

+446

93

+14

58

2,597

100

156

5

Feb 28

Romania

2,460

+215

92

+10

252

2,116

57

128

5

Feb 25

Poland

2,420

+109

36

+3

7

2,377

50

64

1.0

Mar 03

Luxembourg

2,319

+141

29

+6

80

2,210

31

3,705

46

Feb 28

Philippines

2,311

+227

96

+8

50

2,165

1

21

0.9

Jan 29

Japan

2,178

 

57

 

472

1,649

69

17

0.5

Jan 14

Pakistan

2,118

+180

27

+1

94

1,997

12

10

0.1

Feb 25

India

1,834

+437

45

+10

148

1,641

 

1

0.03

Jan 29

Thailand

1,771

+120

12

+2

505

1,254

23

25

0.2

Jan 12

Saudi Arabia

1,720

+157

16

+6

264

1,440

31

49

0.5

Mar 01

Indonesia

1,677

+149

157

+21

103

1,417

 

6

0.6

Mar 01

Finland

1,446

+28

17

 

10

1,419

62

261

3

Jan 28

Greece

1,415

+101

50

+1

52

1,313

90

136

5

Feb 25

South Africa

1,380

+27

5

 

50

1,325

7

23

0.08

Mar 04

Peru

1,323

+258

30

 

394

899

49

40

0.9

Mar 05

Dominican Republic

1,284

+175

57

+6

9

1,218

 

118

5

Feb 29

Iceland

1,220

+85

2

 

225

993

12

3,575

6

Feb 27

Mexico

1,215

+121

29

+1

35

1,151

1

9

0.2

Feb 27

Panama

1,181

 

30

 

9

1,142

50

274

7

Mar 09

Colombia

1,065

+159

17

+1

39

1,009

35

21

0.3

Mar 05

Serbia

1,060

+160

28

+5

42

990

62

121

3

Mar 05

Argentina

1,054

 

28

+1

248

778

 

23

0.6

Mar 02

Singapore

1,000

+74

3

 

245

752

24

171

0.5

Jan 22

Croatia

963

+96

6

 

73

884

34

235

1

Feb 24

Algeria

847

+131

58

+14

61

728

 

19

1

Feb 24

Slovenia

841

+39

15

 

10

816

31

405

7

Mar 03

Qatar

835

+54

2

 

71

762

6

290

0.7

Feb 28

UAE

814

+150

8

+2

61

745

2

82

0.8

Jan 28

Estonia

779

+34

5

+1

33

741

15

587

4

Feb 26

Hong Kong

765

+50

4

 

147

614

5

102

0.5

Jan 22

Diamond Princess

712

 

11

 

603

98

15

   

Feb 04

Egypt

710

 

46

 

157

507

 

7

0.4

Feb 13

New Zealand

708

+61

1

 

83

624

2

147

0.2

Feb 27

Iraq

694

 

50

 

170

474

 

17

1

Feb 21

Ukraine

669

+24

17

 

10

642

 

15

0.4

Mar 02

Morocco

642

+25

37

+1

26

579

1

17

1

Mar 01

Lithuania

581

+44

8

 

7

566

11

213

3

Feb 27

Armenia

571

+39

4

+1

31

536

30

193

1

Feb 29

Bahrain

569

+2

4

 

337

228

3

334

2

Feb 23

Hungary

525

+33

20

+4

40

465

17

54

2

Mar 03

Lebanon

479

+16

14

+2

43

422

5

70

2

Feb 20

Bosnia and Herzegovina

457

+37

13

 

19

425

1

139

4

Mar 04

Latvia

446

+48

   

1

445

3

236

 

Mar 01

Tunisia

423

+29

12

+2

5

406

10

36

1

Mar 01

Moldova

423

+70

5

+1

23

395

44

105

1

Mar 06

Bulgaria

422

+23

10

+2

20

392

18

61

1

Mar 06

Slovakia

400

+37

1

+1

3

396

1

73

0.2

Mar 05

Andorra

390

+14

14

+2

10

366

12

5,048

181

Mar 01

Kazakhstan

380

+37

3

+1

26

351

6

20

0.2

Mar 12

Costa Rica

375

+28

2

 

4

369

9

74

0.4

Mar 04

Azerbaijan

359

+61

5

 

26

328

7

35

0.5

Feb 27

North Macedonia

354

+25

11

+2

17

326

4

170

5

Feb 25

Uruguay

338

 

2

+1

41

295

12

97

0.6

Mar 12

Taiwan

329

+7

5

 

45

279

 

14

0.2

Jan 20

Cyprus

320

+58

9

+1

28

283

11

265

7

Mar 08

Kuwait

317

+28

   

80

237

14

74

 

Feb 23

Burkina Faso

282

+21

16

+2

46

220

 

13

0.8

Mar 08

Réunion

281

+34

   

40

241

3

314

 

Mar 10

Jordan

278

+4

5

 

36

237

5

27

0.5

Mar 01

Albania

259

+16

15

 

67

177

7

90

5

Mar 07

Afghanistan

239

+65

4

 

5

230

 

6

0.1

Feb 23

San Marino

236

 

26

 

13

197

16

6,955

766

Feb 26

Cameroon

233

+40

6

 

10

217

 

9

0.2

Mar 05

Vietnam

218

+6

   

63

155

3

2

 

Jan 22

Cuba

212

+26

6

 

12

194

3

19

0.5

Mar 10

Oman

210

+18

1

 

34

175

3

41

0.2

Feb 23

Ghana

195

+34

5

 

31

159

1

6

0.2

Mar 11

Senegal

190

+15

1

+1

45

144

 

11

0.06

Mar 01

Malta

188

+19

   

2

186

2

426

 

Mar 06

Uzbekistan

181

+9

2

 

12

167

8

5

0.06

Mar 14

Ivory Coast

179

 

1

 

7

171

 

7

0.04

Mar 10

Faeroe Islands

173

+4

   

75

98

1

3,541

 

Mar 03

Honduras

172

+31

10

+3

3

159

4

17

1

Mar 10

Channel Islands

172

+31

3

   

169

 

989

17

Mar 08

Belarus

163

+11

2

+1

53

108

2

17

0.2

Feb 27

Mauritius

161

+18

6

+1

 

155

1

127

5

Mar 17

Nigeria

151

+16

2

 

9

140

 

0.7

0.01

Feb 27

Sri Lanka

146

+3

3

+1

21

122

5

7

0.1

Jan 26

Venezuela

143

+8

3

 

41

99

6

5

0.1

Mar 12

Martinique

135

+7

3

 

27

105

16

360

8

Mar 04

Palestine

134

+15

1

 

18

115

 

26

0.2

Mar 04

Brunei

131

+2

1

 

52

78

3

299

2

Mar 08

Guadeloupe

125

+11

6

+2

24

95

14

312

15

Mar 12

Montenegro

123

+14

2

   

121

4

196

3

Mar 16

Georgia

117

+7

   

23

94

6

29

 

Feb 25

Bolivia

115

+8

7

+1

1

107

3

10

0.6

Mar 09

Kyrgyzstan

111

+4

   

3

108

3

17

 

Mar 17

DRC

109

+11

9

+1

3

97

 

1

0.1

Mar 09

Cambodia

109

     

25

84

1

7

 

Jan 26

Mayotte

94

 

1

 

10

83

3

345

4

Mar 13

Trinidad and Tobago

89

+2

5

+2

1

83

 

64

4

Mar 11

Rwanda

82

+7

     

82

 

6

 

Mar 13

Kenya

81

+22

1

 

3

77

2

2

0.02

Mar 12

Gibraltar

81

+12

   

34

47

 

2,404

 

Mar 02

Paraguay

69

+4

3

 

1

65

4

10

0.4

Mar 06

Isle of Man

68

+8

1

+1

 

67

 

800

12

Mar 18

Liechtenstein

68

       

68

 

1,783

 

Mar 02

Madagascar

57

       

57

6

2

 

Mar 19

Monaco

55

+3

1

 

2

52

2

1,402

25

Feb 27

Aruba

55

     

1

54

 

515

 

Mar 12

Bangladesh

54

+3

6

+1

25

23

1

0.3

0.04

Mar 07

French Guiana

51

     

15

36

 

171

 

Mar 06

Uganda

44

       

44

 

1.0

 

Mar 20

Macao

41

     

10

31

 

63

 

Jan 21

Guatemala

39

+1

1

 

12

26

1

2

0.06

Mar 12

Jamaica

38

 

2

 

2

34

 

13

0.7

Mar 09

French Polynesia

37

       

37

1

132

 

Mar 10

Togo

36

+2

2

+1

10

24

 

4

0.2

Mar 05

Zambia

36

       

36

 

2

 

Mar 17

Niger

34

 

3

   

31

 

1

0.1

Mar 18

Barbados

34

       

34

 

118

 

Mar 16

Djibouti

33

+3

     

33

 

33

 

Mar 17

El Salvador

32

 

1

   

31

4

5

0.2

Mar 18

Bermuda

32

     

10

22

 

514

 

Mar 17

Mali

31

+3

3

+1

 

28

 

2

0.1

Mar 24

Guinea

30

+8

     

30

 

2

 

Mar 12

Ethiopia

29

+3

   

2

27

2

0.3

 

Mar 12

Tanzania

20

+1

1

 

1

18

 

0.3

0.02

Mar 15

Congo

19

       

19

 

3

 

Mar 14

Maldives

19

+1

   

13

6

 

35

 

Mar 06

Gabon

18

+2

1

   

17

 

8

0.4

Mar 12

Sint Maarten

16

+10

1

+1

6

9

 

373

23

Mar 17

Haiti

16

+1

   

1

15

 

1

 

Mar 19

New Caledonia

16

       

16

 

56

 

Mar 17

Myanmar

15

 

1

   

14

 

0.3

0.02

Mar 22

Saint Martin

15

 

1

 

2

12

 

388

26

Feb 29

Bahamas

15

+1

   

1

14

 

38

 

Mar 14

Equatorial Guinea

15

     

1

14

 

11

 

Mar 13

Eritrea

15

       

15

 

4

 

Mar 20

Cayman Islands

14

 

1

   

13

 

213

15

Mar 12

Mongolia

14

+2

   

2

12

 

4

 

Mar 09

Namibia

14

+3

   

2

12

 

6

 

Mar 13

Saint Lucia

13

     

1

12

 

71

 

Mar 12

Guyana

12

 

2

   

10

 

15

3

Mar 11

Dominica

12

       

12

 

167

 

Mar 21

Curaçao

11

 

1

 

3

7

 

67

6

Mar 12

Syria

10

 

2

   

8

 

0.6

0.1

Mar 21

Greenland

10

     

2

8

 

176

 

Mar 15

Laos

10

+1

     

10

 

1

 

Mar 23

Libya

10

     

1

9

 

1

 

Mar 23

Mozambique

10

+2

     

10

 

0.3

 

Mar 21

Seychelles

10

       

10

 

102

 

Mar 13

Suriname

10

+1

     

10

 

17

 

Mar 12

Benin

9

     

1

8

 

0.7

 

Mar 15

Grenada

9

       

9

 

80

 

Mar 21

Eswatini

9

       

9

 

8

 

Mar 13

Zimbabwe

8

 

1

   

7

 

0.5

0.07

Mar 19

Guinea-Bissau

8

       

8

 

4

 

Mar 24

Saint Kitts and Nevis

8

       

8

 

150

 

Mar 24

Angola

7

 

2

 

1

4

 

0.2

0.06

Mar 19

Sudan

7

 

2

 

2

3

 

0.2

0.05

Mar 12

Antigua and Barbuda

7

       

7

 

71

 

Mar 12

Chad

7

       

7

 

0.4

 

Mar 18

Cabo Verde

6

 

1

   

5

 

11

2

Mar 19

Mauritania

6

 

1

 

2

3

 

1

0.2

Mar 12

Vatican City

6

       

6

 

7,491

 

Mar 05

Liberia

6

+3

     

6

 

1

 

Mar 15

St. Barth

6

     

1

5

 

607

 

Feb 29

Turks and Caicos

6

+1

     

6

 

155

 

Mar 22

Nicaragua

5

 

1

   

4

 

0.8

0.2

Mar 18

Nepal

5

     

1

4

 

0.2

 

Jan 23

Fiji

5

       

5

 

6

 

Mar 18

Montserrat

5

       

5

 

1,002

 

Mar 17

Somalia

5

     

1

4

 

0.3

 

Mar 15

Botswana

4

 

1

   

3

 

2

0.4

Mar 29

Gambia

4

 

1

   

3

 

2

0.4

Mar 16

Bhutan

4

       

4

 

5

 

Mar 05

Belize

3

       

3

 

8

 

Mar 22

British Virgin Islands

3

       

3

 

99

 

Mar 24

CAR

3

       

3

 

0.6

 

Mar 14

MS Zaandam

2

       

2

     

Mar 26

Anguilla

2

       

2

 

133

 

Mar 25

Burundi

2

       

2

 

0.2

 

Mar 30

Caribbean Netherlands

2

+2

     

2

 

76

 

Mar 31

Sierra Leone

2

+1

     

2

 

0.3

 

Mar 30

Papua New Guinea

1

       

1

 

0.1

 

Mar 19

St. Vincent Grenadines

1

     

1

0

 

9

 

Mar 10

Timor-Leste

1

       

1

 

0.8

 

Mar 20

Total:

921,098

+62,779

46,157

+3,855

193,352

681,589

34,900

118.2

5.9

 

Countries with no case of Corona virus 

  1. Botswana
  2. Burundi
  3. Comoros
  4. Guinea- Bissau
  5. Kiribati
  6. Lesotho
  7. Madagascar
  8. Malawi
  9. Mali
  10. Marshall Islands
  11. Micronesia
  12. Nauru
  13. North Korea
  14. Palau
  15. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  16. Samoa
  17. Sao Tome and Principe
  18. Sierra Leone
  19. Solomon Islands
  20. Tajikistan
  21. Tonga
  22. Turkmenistan
  23. Tuvalu
  24. Vanuatu
  25. Yemen

Corona Virus in Nigeria

States with cases of Corona Virus in Nigeria

States with cases of Corona Virus in Nigeria

StateNo of casesDeathRecovered
Lagos9109
FCT3510
Oyo800
Akwa Ibom500
Osun500
Edo400
Kaduna400
Ogun400
Bauchi300
Enugu200
Ekiti100
Rivers100
Benue100
Total17429

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