KOMPAS.com – There are more than 97 million Covid-19 cases worldwide and more than two million dead.
Meanwhile, in Indonesia, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia is 939948 people. Every day, tens of thousands of cases increase.
On Wednesday (20/1/2021) at 12.00 noon on Wednesday (20/1/2021), the Covid-19 treatment group reported 149388 active Covid-19 cases, or 15.9% of all confirmed cases.
To prevent a wider spread, it is important that we understand how the coronavirus spreads so that it does not infect and infect other people.
Reported WebMD, Experts say the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can be transmitted between people in four ways
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1. Drops and aerosols
When a person infected with Covid-19 coughs, sneezes, or talks, drops or small particles called aerosols carry the virus into their nose or mouth.
Anyone within a 2 meter radius of the virus carrier can breathe it into their lungs.
2. Air transfer
Studies show that the virus can live in the air for up to 3 hours.
The virus can enter your lungs if someone breathes air containing the virus.
Experts continue to study how often the virus spreads by air and how much it affects the pandemic.
3. Moving objects to the surface
Another way to get a new coronavirus is when you touch the surface of someone with the virus to cough or sneeze.
You can touch a contaminated table or door handle and then touch your nose, mouth, or eyes.
Viruses can live on the surface of plastic and stainless steel for 2-3 days.
To prevent this from happening, clean and disinfect all worktops, knobs, and other surfaces that you and your family touch several times a day.
4. Through the stool mouth
Studies have also shown that viral particles can be present in the feces of infected people.
But experts are not sure if the infection can spread through contact with the feces of an infected person.
If a person uses a bathroom and does not wash their hands, they can infect the virus on the objects they touch and transmit the virus to other people.
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The viruses most often spread to people with symptoms.
However, it is not impossible for the virus to spread from people with Covid-19 who have no symptoms.
Some people who do not know they have been infected with Covid-19 may pass it on to other people. This is called asymptomatic spread.
You can also move it forward before you see signs of infection called spreading asymptomatic.
Virus prevention will only be effective if we also implement other health protocols at the same time.
This includes strict hygiene when using the mask, proper disposal of contaminated disposable products, regular washing of hands with soap, and keeping distance.
In addition, the surrounding environment must always be disinfected systematically.