In this article we will be discussing a bit about Covid-19 and Maryland State.
First, we will provide a quick explanation of what Covid-19 is. Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2. It produces symptoms that are similar to a cold like for example fever, cough, and fatigue. Severe cases are characterized by acute respiratory distress syndrome. Treatment is not very specific now. The main therapeutic measures are to take care of relieving symptoms and try maintaining vital functions.
As a matter of fact, the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is caused by small droplets which are emitted by sneezing, speaking, coughing, or breathing. In addition, when the carrier does whichever it can pass directly to another person by inhalation, or remain on the objects and surfaces surrounding this person. Then, through the hands, which collect it from the contaminated environment, can get in contact with the eyes, nose, and mouth. These membranes lead inside the body and propagation within. The main form of contagion is through objects. Why? The virus can remain for days without its effect being reduced in nonliving objects. Not to mention it can easily reach your body through your membranes.
Symptoms and Prevention
Additionally, symptoms appear between two and fourteen days after exposure to the virus although it’s time of incubation is not really exact. However, contagion can certainly be prevented with frequent hand washing with soap and water, disinfection with gel alcohol, disinfecting objects near you, covering the mouth when coughing or sneezing, avoid close contact with people who are actually sick, either with your elbow or with a handkerchief and avoiding close contact with others. Consequently, if you are sick, stay home from school or work to prevent any more infections around you. That is why social distancing is extremely necessary to prevent any more casualties. Also, try to avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes with hands that have not been washed. Take proper care of yourself and your loved ones.
There is no known effective treatment for the disease. There has been randomized controlled trials with volunteers to check the effectiveness of potential treatments as well as their safety. Still, it is believed that even though since January 2020 there has been efforts to find a cure, a vaccine will be found until 2021.
Covid-19 and Maryland State
Now that we know a little more about Coronavirus, we can delve a little deeper into what is happening in Maryland state.
The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Maryland in March 2020. Thus, the first three cases of the virus were reported in Montgomery County on March 5. On November 24, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) reported 185,464 positive cases and 4,325 deaths in the state. This leaves 8,517 patients that are released from isolation. Further information can be here.
Notwithstanding, a second wave of Covid-19 is hitting the U.S. and it has been taking a toll on Maryland. Nov 25th 2,697 new coronavirus cases were added, and 38 deaths also surged as well. In fact, the confirmed cases are going up to about 188,161 since the pandemic began. Deaths rise to 4,363. The new cases have provoked hospitalizations to increase too reaching 1,406. Furthermore, it is confirmed that these have not been as high since May. Since the pandemic began, more than 4.2 million coronavirus tests have been administered in the state with 45,515 tested in the last 24 hours.
Governor Hogan’s roadmap to Recovery
Moreover, the state is following Governor Hogan’s roadmap to recovery plan, which includes a three-stage plan to reopen business. Stages are being implemented with a flexible, community-based approach to make decisions regarding the timing of reopening. This plan is based on recovery plans that were released by the federal government and institutions like John Hopkins. It is a gradual and safe process to ensure the wellness of the state.
It started on May 29th although its implementation was sort of confusing for many residents. It established reopening activities that were considered low risk for people. This included social organizations and dining outside of restaurants but in limited numbers.
It was effective on June 12th and it considered the reopening of activities that were deemed medium risk. It permitted nonessential businesses to open as well as indoor service in some restaurants.
Effective on September 21st and it establishes reopening activities that are high risk. All businesses are aloud to open.
All in all, the use of face coverings is required for all people in Maryland. Any child over five years old when in any public location including outdoors when unable to maintain six feet apart must be wearing a face covering.
Covid-19 and the state of Maryland have had a rough relationship, but we know it will get better.
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