How to stay protected from Covid-19 cases surge worldwide
Covid-19 Cases and Infection Rate
Covid-19 cases have surged worldwide, crossing the 9.5 million mark with the infection rate at a 172,383 high on June 24th, which is the second daily highest. June 19th recorded the all-time high of 182,182 cases.
"In Singapore, experts are concerned over crowds forming at malls and eateries, as people marked their first weekend of relative freedom from widespread restrictions with exuberance."
"The public is behaving as if the outbreak no longer exists."
- Straits Times article on June 22th
How necessary is to stay safe and sanitize?
After Phase 2 was announced, Singaporeans have started to head outdoors again. This implies more contact and a higher chance of transmission, either through respiratory and via surfaces.
It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems likely to behave like other coronaviruses. A recent review of the survival of human coronaviruses on surfaces found large variability, ranging from 2 hours to 9 days (11).
The survival time depends on a number of factors, including the type of surface, temperature, relative humidity and specific strain of the virus.
- World Health Organization
While hand hygiene and face hygiene are largely advocated, our mobile devices are carried wherever we go and we often use them after coming into contact with public surfaces.
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