Answers To Five Coronavirus/COVID-19 Questions
StatMed Clearwater (727) 726-1962 is open Mon-Fri, 10AM to 8PM and Sat and Sun, 10AM to 4PM.
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What is a coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are members of the coronavirus family of viruses — one of the many families that include viruses able to infect people and animals. Seven members of the coronavirus family can make people ill, one of which is the new coronavirus strain SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.
What is the difference between coronavirus and COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the name of the disease caused by the new coronavirus that is called SARS-CoV-2, or sometimes just “novel coronavirus”.
What groups are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19?
About 80% of people who develop COVID-19 will have mild illness that can be managed at home. According to the WHO, older adults and persons with pre-existing medical conditions or compromised immune systems are at a higher risk for severe illness from the virus. This includes people who have heart disease, lung disease, cancer, high blood pressure, or diabetes.
Is COVID-19 deadlier than the flu?
Like flu, COVID-19 is most dangerous for specific groups as above. While the exact severity is not fully understood because mild cases are not counted in most statistics, COVID-19 appears to be somewhat more likely to cause death than flu in a typical year.
Am I at increased risk for COVID-19 if I’m pregnant?
Women are more susceptible to some respiratory illness such as flu during pregnancy, but little is known about how coronavirus, or COVID-19, impacts an expectant mother and her baby. At this time, it does not appear pregnant women are at higher risk of the virus. A report by the World Health Organization found that out of 147 pregnant women with COVID-19, 8% had severe disease and 1% were critical.
Limit your exposure to coronavirus by staying away from large groups of people and anyone who has recently traveled. Watch for symptoms such as low grade fever (Below 100 degrees), headache, dry cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue.
Click HERE for Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 Data & Surveillance Dashboard.
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Clearwater – (727) 726-1962
27001 US Hwy 19 N. Ste 1033B Clearwater, FL 33761 (Westfield Countryside Mall – North Side between JC Penny’s and Dillard’s)
Reserved Parking in Front Designated for Patients
Adjusted Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:00am – 8:00pm, Sat-Sun: 10:00am – 4:00pm
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Ocala – (352) 877-3360
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Adjusted Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm
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