Coronavirus: Know Your Country Status (Cases, Deaths, Recoveries)

Coronavirus has taken world under its grip. "COVID-19" is the term used to define this new disease caused by a new type of coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2. We have collected the latest data from reputed websites to provide you the latest information about your country. We hope that it will help you in understanding the condition of your country in a better way. Stay away from gatherings, wash your hands and stay in home as long as your government asks you to do so. It will not just protect you but your family, community and country. Stay Healthy !

Coronavirus Risk Calculator - Estimate Infection and Survival Chances

Yes, now you can calculate your chances of getting infected with coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and if it can adversely harm you. This COVID-19 risk calculator is only made to make you aware about good health and lifestyle. However we tried to use the latest data available on WHO and other health websites to gather the risk factors, but we can't guarantee that its accurate.
You may play with this calculator by changing the input, which will help you in understanding how good health and lifestyle can make you safer from coronavirus.

Coronavirus Risk Calculator

Basic Information

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Select Country:
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Any Pre-existing medical condition :

Lifestyle Information

Workout / Yoga:
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Are you strictly following Social Distancing ?
Are you washing your hands regularly ?
Don't feel low if your result to somehow less. You can improve your health and make things better by adopting a healthy lifestyle. It will definitely have an impact on your chances of survival.

Coronavirus is actually Saving lives

Factories are closed and Traffic has halted. It is surely an economic burden for most of the countries and almost everybody is concerned about the death toll due to this dangerous virus. But in the mean time few people around the globe have found something good about this global pandemic. The good factor of coronavirus is that the pollution of every type is reduced to a great extent.

  • Air pollution is greatly reduced due to low traffic on roads, no carbon emission from large manufacturing plants. Fossil fuel consumption has greatly reduced during past two months.
  • Lesser water pollution: Now people are not travelling to beaches and lakes and thus not polluting them with plastic bottles, empty wrappers, carry bags and leftover food. Lesser number of motor-boats are now visible in water bodies across the major tourist destinations. The lesser water pollution is not just beneficial for humans but also for the aquatic life.
  • Pollution claiming lesser lives: Air pollution claims 9 million lives every year, but the reduced air pollution from past few weeks is making air cleaner in most of the metro cities of affected countries. It must be saving lives of thousands of people.
  • Accident deaths are also reduced:  Road accident deaths are usually not reported everyday as we are getting the daily stats of coronavirus deaths. Nearly 3287 deaths happen every day around the world. Most of these deaths occur in major cities, where the traffic is greatly reduced now, thus it must be saving at least hundreds of lives every day.
  • Lesser number of other diseases: As people are becoming more conscious about personal hygiene and adopting healthy lifestyle the chances of getting affected from other diseases are also reduced. Practice like using sanitizers, wearing face masks, avoiding unnecessary social interactions and washing hands regularly must be saving them from several other diseases.
  • Lesser animals getting killed: Now people are abstaining from eating non-veg due to false fear that coronavirus may spread through it, but this fear is saving lives of uncountable animals. If  those animals have got some brain then they must be thanking coronavirus for saving their lives.
Stanford University's Marshall Burke wrote an article, where he clearly mentioned that actual impact of coronavirus on china is saving 20 times more lives that what coronavirus has directly killed. If we look at the satellite images published by NASA showing the NO2 level in China, then we can easily understand these figures.
According to estimated numbers, lesser air pollution during past 2 months has saved lives of 4000 kids under 5 and 73,000 adults over 70 in China alone. If we estimate a worldwide number of saved lives then it must be in millions.

People giving-up smoking : Recently some articles were published in leading newspapers that smokers are at more risk from coronavirus, which has started showing effect and people are quitting cold turkey. Sometimes fear act as the best inspiration. Smoking suppresses our immune system and may trigger more inflammation in lungs if you get affected by coronavirus. According to researchers more men are adversely affected by coronavirus due to the fact that men smoke more than women. Certainly people will quit smoking due to coronavirus which will further improve the health of a number of people and may further save people from diseases like lung cancer. Cigarette smoking is responsible for 480,000 deaths every year in Unites States alone. Quitting smoking can save thousands of lives.

People adopting healthy habits: Yes, now more people are practicing healthy habits like yoga, aerobics and dancing to keep themselves fit for any adverse situation. They are giving time to creative and healthy habits to spend the time in isolation. Thus they are not just killing boredom but also getting healthy to beat any disease.

Now people are understanding the power of a healthy body. Today we know that most of the people dying due to this pandemic were already suffering from lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. This fact is making people more aware to adopt healthy lifestyle. The healthy impact of coronavirus outbreak would be visible in upcoming decades.

It is not just a normal person who need to get a lesson from coronavirus, but our governments should also learn something and invest more on health sector and do something about the industries which are taking thousands of lives everyday that are not reported on news channels.

How to sanitize your Smartphone from Coronavirus

Do you know that some viruses can survive on the surface of your beloved phone for up to 9 days ?
One more fact : Most of the smartphone screens are 18 times dirtier than a toilet seat.

Yes, some viruses can survive on the surface of your beloved phone for up to 9 days. Even the new corona-virus ! You touch you phone all around the day with your fingertips and also put it on your cheeks and ears several times a day. Most of us do it without thinking too much about about it, but now is the time to think and react before its too late.
Here we will tell you how to disinfect your phone-screen to keep yourself safe from the invisible microbes that can harm you and your family.

How to disinfect/sanitize your phone ?

  • Use disinfectant wipes that contain isopropyl alcohol. Never use straight alcohol on phone screens. Alcohol can strip the oleophobic and hydrophobic coatings, which is used to make your phone waterproof. 
  • If you are using spray disinfectant then make sure it contains isopropyl alcohol. You may spray it on a lint-free soft cloth.
  • Now make sure that your phone is powered-off and unplugged from the charging.
  • Now you may wipe it downwards direction.

Before you proceed to clean your phone, you must ensure what your phone company says about cleaning screens. According to most of the smartphone companies anything over 50% alcohol can damage the screen. But if you have got a screen protector, then you may take the risk. Otherwise the simplest way is to dampen your cleaning cloth with some diluted disinfectant, and wipe down your phone in switched-off state.

Somepeople use UV smartphone cleaner which kills 99.9% germs, but its not known if it can kill the new coronavirus as well.

Coronavirus : Kids Safe or Not ?

The Coronavirus has made people a bit careful about their kids. Everyone want their kids to be safe and sound from this epidemic. However most of the studies tell us about elderly people being the primary target of coronavirus, but not much is told about kids. Here we have gathered some information to help you about your kid's health.

Question : Are Kids less likely to become infected ?
Answer : No. Regardless of Age, 7 to 8 percent of contacts of COVID-19 cases are later tested positive. In case of adults the rate is 7.9% while for kids its 7.4%, which is not a major difference. People living with a coronavirus infected person are at more risk as their chances of catching the virus increases up to 15%.

Question: Do kids also develop severe symptoms after getting infected with coronavirus ?
Answer: No. In most of the cases kids don't develop severe symptoms. It might be a reason that lower percentage of kids are reported as confirmed cases of coronavirus. Mostly kids just show the normal flu symptoms and later get cured after normal medication. Note: It does not mean that you don't need to care about kids.

Question: Why do kids show less severe symptoms compared to adults ?
Answer : Most of us think that adults have better immune system and larger lungs compared to kids, then why is coronavirus not harming the kids. Here we have listed some reasons which we found behind less severe symptoms among kids.

  • Children have healthier lungs than adults: It is because kids don't smoke and they have fewer years of exposure to air-pollution. Smoking and air-pollution damages the lung's capacity with time.
  • Children don't show dangerous immune response: Over-response from an adult immune system result into over inflammation in lungs which makes the condition more severe. Dangerous immune responses to respiratory diseases among adults causes a condition called acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which has got a mortality rate of 40%. Usually kids don't get affected by ARDS and thus saved from severe symptoms. Thanks to their lesser response from immune system.
  • Children usually don't have lifestyle diseases: 75% of deaths have occurred in those cases where patients were already suffering from heart diseases or diabetes. Most of the kids don't have such pre-existing medical conditions, which makes them safe.

Question: If kids don't need to fear, then why are schools closed ?
Answer: Schools are closed to stop the spread of coronavirus. Kids don't show severe symptoms, but that does not mean that they can't spread the virus. Most of the kids don't take enough preventive measures to keep themselves safe and easily get infected. They unintentionally become part of a chain reaction and infect their parents, grandparents, teachers and caretakers. By closing the schools, governments are breaking the chain at a point and stopping the kids from being a carrier of the virus. To implement this safety measure, parents also need to keep their kids away from any gathering for a few weeks.

Question: My kid is showing flu symptoms, is it coronavirus infection ?
Answer: Most probably not, unless the kid or any close family member has recently traveled to a coronavirus affected country. But at this time you should take all preventive measures to keep yourself safe from it (even if it's just flu).

Question: Do pet dogs/cats also spread the coronavirus ?
Answer: Till now no research has shown that coronavirus can be spread through dogs/cats. So its safe for your kids, if you have got any pets.

Question: Do i need to buy face masks for my kids ?
Answer: Only if your kid is showing flu symptoms and you are going to a public place. Normal face masks can't protect you from catching an infection. Face-masks can only protect others by letting you not spread the virus through your breathing or sneeze. If you are planning to buy a mask to protect your kid or yourself, then it is useless. Most of the kids can't wear the mask properly as it let enough space for air to come through the sides of mask.

Question: Who need to take extra care of their kids ?
Answer: If your kid is asthmatic or diabetic then you may need to take extra care. Consult your doctor in this regard if there is an outbreak in your locality.

Question: Do i need to tell my kids about coronavirus ?
Answer: Yes, you should. Kids worry more if they are kept in dark. So tell them about this disease and why they are safe, as per their understanding level. Also tell them about the necessary precautions they should take. Kids can play an important role in stopping the spread of coronavirus.

SARS-CoV-2 is the name of virus responsible for causing COVID-19 disease, which originated in Wuhan (China) during December 2019. Till now it is estimated that it infects 2.2 people from every one infected person. If we compare it with flu, then flu spreads to just 1.3 people from every one infected person. We need to take the spreading rate down and it can be done by not letting you kids being a carrier. Apart from that take all precautionary measures that governments are telling you in health advisories.

  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Don't touch your face.
  • Don't touch public properties which might be contaminated.
  • Go cashless by using digital cash.
  • Tip of the month : Gargling with warm salt-water can wash out any possible virus before it infects you. Practice it twice a day to keep yourself safe and also advise it to others.