Who is most at risk for severe illness from COVID-19?

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What to do if you have a person with a suspected COVID-19 infection in a marine setting?

If anyone becomes unwell with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), they should be sent home or to their cabin to self-isolate and, if possible, arrange to have a test to see if they have COVID-19. If they need clinical advice in England or Northern Ireland, they should visit NHS 111 online (or call 111 if they don’t have internet access). If docked in Scotland, use NHS 24 and NHS Direct in Wales . In an emergency, call 999 if they are seriously ill or injured or their life is at risk.

Does COVID-19 or the flu have a higher transmission rate?

The reproductive number – the number of secondary infections generated from one infected individual – is understood to be between 2 and 2.5 for COVID-19 virus, higher than for influenza. However, estimates for both COVID-19 and influenza viruses are very context and time-specific, making direct comparisons more difficult.

When are you most at risk to contracting COVID-19?

When you leave your house for work, to run errands, or for any other reason, you have a chance of being exposed to COVID-19 and bringing it back to your home.The chances of being exposed increase when youHave close contact with other people (closer than 6 feet)Spend more time with other peopleSpend time in crowds (more than 10 people)Spend time in indoor spaces, particularly if poorly ventilated

What does a Very High Local COVID Alert Level mean?

Local COVID Alert Level – Very HighThis is for areas with a very high level of infections. The Government will set a baseline of measures for any area in this local alert level. Consultation with local authorities will determine additional measures.

Will COVID-19 transmission increase in winter?

COVID-19 will be co-circulating with seasonal flu and other viruses, and transmission may increase over the winter period. Many viral illnesses – including flu and COVD-19 – present with similar symptoms initially, so we may see, for example, increased demand for COVID-19 tests.

What do I need to do when I arrive from Denmark during the COVID-19 pandemic?

British Nationals and residents who are returning from Denmark will be required to show a complete passenger locator form on arrival into the UK. This is critical in being able to track the virus in case of any local outbreaks.

Can COVID-19 cause damage to the brain?

Even in young people, COVID-19 can cause strokes, seizures and Guillain-Barre syndrome — a condition that causes temporary paralysis. COVID-19 may also increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

What causes some people to develop severe COVID-19?

The researchers found that more than 10% of people who develop severe COVID-19 have misguided antibodies―autoantibodies―that attack the immune system rather than the virus that causes the disease. Another 3.5% or more of people who develop severe COVID-19 carry a specific kind of genetic mutation that impacts immunity.