State Senator James Maroney (D-Milford), joined United States Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Governor Ned Lamont, state Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor), Milford Mayor Ben Blake and several medical experts and professionals for an informational roundtable discussion regarding the coronavirus, COVID-19 at Milford Hospital on Friday, February 28.
About COVID-19: According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), confirmed (COVID-19) cases reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death with symptoms which include fever, coughing and shortage of breath.
The CDC reports it believes symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. COVID-19 is being spread from an individual actively sick with the coronavirus disease 2019 can spread the illness to others, according to the CDC.
They recommend COVID-19 patients be isolated either in the hospital or until they no longer pose a risk of infecting others. They consider an individual no longer a risk to spread COVID-19 if they exhibit all the following:
- The patient is free from fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.
- The patient is no longer showing symptoms, including cough.
- The patient has tested negative on at least two consecutive respiratory specimens collected at least 24 hours apart.
Additionally, the CDC reports coronaviruses are, “a large family of viruses.” They add, “some cause illness in people, and others, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, only infect animals.”
They also state, it is not common for animal coronaviruses to infect animals and people while also being spread between people.