HOW DOES THIS CORONAVIRUS SPREAD?

Current understanding about how the virus spreads is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. COVID-19 is a new disease and there is more to learn about how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person in the following ways:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.


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1. WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS? (COVID-19)
2. HAS THIS CORONAVIRUS SPREAD TO THE US?
3. DOES ANYONE IN MARYLAND HAVE THE VIRUS NOW?
4. WHAT IS THE RISK TO THE PUBLIC RIGHT NOW?
5. HOW DOES THIS CORONAVIRUS SPREAD?
6. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE VIRUS?
7. SHOULD I WEAR A FACE MASK WHEN I GO OUT IN PUBLIC?
8. WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT MYSELF AND OTHERS?
9. HOW DO I STAY INFORMED?