Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

View more videos about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on CDC’s YouTube Channel
CDC Recommends

While the immediate risk of this new virus to the American public is believed to be low at this time, everyone can do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat:

•For everyone: It’s currently flu and respiratory disease season and CDC recommends getting vaccinated, taking everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.
•For healthcare professionals:
.Be on the look-out for people with travel history to China and fever and respiratory symptoms.
.If you are a healthcare professional caring a 2109-nCoV patient, please take care of yourself and follow recommended infection control procedures.
•For people who may have 2019-nCoV infection: Please follow CDC guidance on how to reduce the risk of spreading your illness to others.
•For travelers: Stay up to date with CDC’s travel health notices related to this outbreak.
CDC will report total presumptive and confirmed cases weekdays at noon. This number is based on all state reports received by 4 p.m. the previous day. CDC is no longer reporting number of persons-under-investigation (PUIs) nor those PUIs that test negative because now that states are testing and reporting their own results, these numbers would not be representative of the testing being done nationally. States are reporting results quickly and in the event of a discrepancy between CDC and state case counts, the state case counts should always be considered more up-to-date.