COVID-19 Statistics and Facts

Learn the latest about COVID-19 (Corona Virus) and its effects

COVID-19 is a serious virus that poses a real health threat across the world. We put together a list of the most up to date facts and statistics all in one place so you can stay up to date and protect your family.

  • 3,588,773 confirmed cases, 247,503 deaths in 215 countries as of 5/5/2020. (WHO, 2020)
  • While several drug trials are ongoing, there is currently no proof that hydroxychloroquine or any other drug can cure or prevent COVID-19. (WHO, 2020)
  • There are currently no durgs licensed for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19. (WHO, 2020)
  • Adding pepper to your soup or other meals DOES NOT prevent or cure COVID-19. (WHO, 2020)
  • COVID-19 IS NOT transmitted through houseflies. (WHO, 2020)
  • 5G mobile networks DO NOT spread COVID-1. (WHO, 2020)
  • COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild (or no symptoms) to severe illness. (CDC, 2020)
  • Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. (CDC, 2020)
    COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and may different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people. This occurred with MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, and now with the virus that causes COVID-19. (CDC, 2020)
  • You can become infected by coming into close contact (about 6 feet or two arm lengths) with a person who has COVID-19. COVID-19 is primarily spread from person to person. (CDC, 2020)
  • Diseases (COVID-19) can make anyone
    sick regardless of their race
    or ethnicity. (CDC, 2020)
  • A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. (CDC, 2020)
  • Although the virus can survive for a short period on some surfaces, it is unlikely to be spread from domestic or international mail, products or packaging. (CDC, 2020)
  • The latest estimates are that 80 percent of the people who get infected with the new coronavirus will experience a mild or moderate form of disease. Roughly 15 percent will develop a severe form of the disease requiring hospitalization. Some 5 percent will become critically ill. (Doctors without Borders, 2020)
  • COVID-19 is more dangerous for elderly people or people suffering from other infections or ailments. Children so far seem to be less affected by the disease. (Doctors without Borders, 2020)