How many people have died from coronavirus? How is coronavirus spread? The CDC suggests answers to these and other common questions patients may be asking.
Yesterday-March 11, 2020-the World Health Organization (WHO) officially characterized the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a pandemic, noting that the number of cases outside of China have increased 13-fold in the past 2 weeks and the number of affected countries has tripled.Â This increase in cases combined with COVID-19's new pandemic status will surely leave patients having more questions about how they can protect themselves and others from infection. Find out what common questions you may receive and the most recent suggestions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to answer them effectively in the slideshow below.