SITUATION REPORT OF COVID 19 IN THE REGION OF MURCIA APRIL 6, 2020
In the Region of Murcia up to the date of the report, 1259 confirmed cases of COVID infection have been registered19.
The first case was declared on March 6 and confirmed as positive on March 8.
As of today, 290 cases are admitted to hospitals in the Region, of which 58 are in the ICU.
61% of confirmed patients are in home isolation.
156 patients have been epidemiologically discharged and 59 deaths have occurred.
The diagnostic tests carried out for the detection of coronaviruses have been 9,289. Figure 1 details the number of cases confirmed by COVID-19 in the Region of Murcia from the beginning to April 5, 2020.
Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be transmitted through the air?
Studies to date suggest that the virus causing COVID-19 is transmitted primarily through contact with respiratory droplets, rather than through air.
See the answer above to the question "How does COVID-19 spread?"
Is it possible to get COVID-19 from contact with a person who does not have any symptoms?
The main way of spreading the disease is through the respiratory droplets expelled by someone when coughing.
The risk of getting COVID-19 from someone with no symptoms is very low.
However, many people who get COVID-19 have only mild symptoms.
This is particularly true in the early stages of the disease.
Therefore, it is possible to get it from someone who, for example, only has a mild cough and does not feel sick.
WHO is reviewing ongoing investigations into the transmission period of COVID-19 and will continue to report on the updated results.
Is it possible to get COVID-19 from contact with the feces of a person with the disease?
The risk of contracting COVID-19 from contact with the feces of an infected person appears to be low.
Although initial research suggests that the virus may be present in some cases in feces, spread via this route is not one of the characteristic features of the outbreak.
WHO is reviewing ongoing research into the ways in which COVID-19 is spread and will continue to report on the new results.
However, it is a risk and therefore is one more reason to wash your hands frequently, after using the bathroom and before eating.
Source: murciasalud.es / Murcia.com