However, with the virus being confirmed in six Ohio counties, it’s believed that virus is already here.
Cooper said that 1% of Montgomery County’s population is estimated to carry coronavirus, which is about 5,000 people.
People are the most contagious when they are the most sick, he added.
Symptoms of coronavirus appear from two to 14 days after exposure and include fever, shortness of breath and coughing.
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While the virus can be spread on surfaces, it is most likely to be spread through droplets, like those seen while coughing and sneezing, Cooper said.
He stressed washing hands frequently to prevent the spread if coronavirus, but to also make sure to drink plenty of fluids and get enough sleep.
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