Global Statistics

All countries
199,203,664
Confirmed
Updated on August 2, 2021 2:14 pm
All countries
178,049,650
Recovered
Updated on August 2, 2021 2:14 pm
All countries
4,244,184
Deaths
Updated on August 2, 2021 2:14 pm

Global Statistics

All countries
199,203,664
Confirmed
Updated on August 2, 2021 2:14 pm
All countries
178,049,650
Recovered
Updated on August 2, 2021 2:14 pm
All countries
4,244,184
Deaths
Updated on August 2, 2021 2:14 pm

Your Questions About Life Under Coronavirus Answered Here

Three Important Ways to Slow the Spread

  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.
  • Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
Cases in the last 7 days941,667

How to Protect Yourself When Going Out

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
  • Stay 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
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If You are at Risk of Getting Very Sick

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What to Do If You’re Sick

  • Stay home except to get medical care.
  • Isolate yourself from other members of your family to prevent spread to them and the people that they may have contact with, like grandparents.
  • Even if you don’t feel sick, you can spread COVID-19 to others.
  • Get care immediately if you are having emergency warning signs, like trouble breathing, pain or pressure in chest.
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How to Get a Test for Current Infection

  • You can visit your state or local health department’s website to look for the latest local information on testing.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your healthcare provider first.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and choose to not get tested, it is important to stay home. Find out what to do if you are sick.
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How to Cope with Stress

  • Care for yourself one small way each day.
  • Unwind by doing yoga, listening to music, or gardening.
  • Find new ways to connect with family and friends, get support, and share feelings.
  • Eat healthy foods and get enough rest
  • Relax by reading, listening to music, or starting a new hobby.
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What Symptoms to Watch For

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

Other symptoms are signs of serious illness. If someone has trouble breathing, chest pain or pressure, or difficulty staying awake, get medical care immediately.

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