Protect Yourself

Worldwide

34,402,598
Cases
1,022,542
Deaths
25,590,925
Recovered

USA

7,485,132
Confirmed
212,412
Deaths
4,725,316
Recovered

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Brazil

4,820,116
Confirmed
144,103
Deaths
4,180,376
Recovered

ALERTCARE 3-Layer Disposable Face Shield, 50 Counts

India

6,391,960
Confirmed
99,804
Deaths
5,348,653
Recovered

Wecolor 100 Pack 3 Ply Disposable Face Masks (Blue)

Russia

1,185,231
Confirmed
20,891
Deaths
964,242
Recovered

Sfavereak 50pcs Disposable Face Mask 3 Layers Safety Masks With Elastic Ear Loop Comfortable for Blocking Dust Air Pollution Protection, 1count

How do the different types of masks work?

Surgical masks

Also called a medical mask, a surgical mask is a loose-fitting disposable mask that protects the wearer’s nose and mouth from contact with droplets, splashes and sprays that may contain germs. A surgical mask also filters out large particles in the air. Surgical masks may protect others by reducing exposure to the saliva and respiratory secretions of the mask wearer.

At this time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved any type of surgical mask specifically for protection against the coronavirus, but these masks may provide some protection when N95 masks are not available.

N95 masks

Actually a type of respirator, an N95 mask offers more protection than a surgical mask does because it can filter out both large and small particles when the wearer inhales. As the name indicates, the mask is designed to block 95% of very small particles. Some N95 masks have valves that make them easier to breathe through. With this type of mask, unfiltered air is released when the wearer exhales.

Health care providers must be trained and pass a fit test to confirm a proper seal before using an N95 respirator in the workplace. Like surgical masks, N95 masks are intended to be disposable. However, researchers are testing ways to disinfect N95 masks so they can be reused.

Some N95 masks, and even some cloth masks, have one-way valves that make them easier to breathe through. But because the valve releases unfiltered air when the wearer breathes out, this type of mask doesn’t prevent the wearer from spreading the virus. For this reason, some places have banned them.

Cloth masks

A cloth mask is intended to trap droplets that are released when the wearer talks, coughs or sneezes. Asking everyone to wear cloth masks can help reduce the spread of the virus by people who have COVID-19 but don’t realize it.

Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus when they are widely used by people in public settings. And countries that required face masks, testing, isolation and social distancing early in the pandemic have successfully slowed the spread of the virus.

While surgical and N95 masks may be in short supply and should be reserved for health care providers, cloth face coverings and masks are easy to find or make, and can be washed and reused.

Masks can be made from common materials, such as sheets made of tightly woven cotton. Instructions are easy to find online. Cloth masks should include multiple layers of fabric. The CDC website even includes directions for no-sew masks made from bandannas and T-shirts.

How to wear a cloth face mask

The CDC recommends that you wear a cloth face mask when you’re around people who don’t live with you and in public settings when social distancing is difficult.

Here are a few pointers for putting on and taking off a cloth mask:

  • Wash or sanitize your hands before and after putting on and taking off your mask.
  • Place your mask over your mouth and nose.
  • Tie it behind your head or use ear loops and make sure it’s snug.
  • Don’t touch your mask while wearing it.
  • If you accidentally touch your mask, wash or sanitize your hands.
  • If your mask becomes wet or dirty, switch to a clean one. Put the used mask in a sealable bag until you can wash it.
  • Remove the mask by untying it or lifting off the ear loops without touching the front of the mask or your face.
  • Wash your hands immediately after removing your mask.
  • Regularly wash your mask with soap and water by hand or in the washing machine. It’s fine to launder it with other clothes.

And, here are a few face mask precautions:

  • Don’t put masks on anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious or otherwise unable to remove the mask without help.
  • Don’t put masks on children under 2 years of age.
  • Don’t use face masks as a substitute for social distancing.

Tips for adjusting to a face mask

It can be challenging to get used to wearing a face mask. Here are some tips for making the transition:

  • Start slow. Wear your mask at home for a short time, such as while watching television. Then wear it during a short walk. Slowly increase the time until you feel more comfortable.
  • Find your fit. If your mask isn’t comfortable or is too difficult to breathe through, consider other options. Masks come in a variety of styles and sizes.
  • Tie one on. Instead of a face mask, try a scarf or bandanna to cover your nose and mouth.

If these tips don’t help or you have concerns about wearing a mask, talk with your doctor about how to protect yourself and others during the pandemic.

Live Covid-19
United States 7,485,132
Cases: 7,485,132
Deaths: 212,412
Recovered: 4,725,316
Active: 2,547,404
India 6,391,960
Cases: 6,391,960
Deaths: 99,804
Recovered: 5,348,653
Active: 943,503
Brazil 4,820,116
Cases: 4,820,116
Deaths: 144,103
Recovered: 4,180,376
Active: 495,637
Russia 1,185,231
Cases: 1,185,231
Deaths: 20,891
Recovered: 964,242
Active: 200,098
Colombia 829,679
Cases: 829,679
Deaths: 25,998
Recovered: 743,653
Active: 60,028
Peru 814,829
Cases: 814,829
Deaths: 32,463
Recovered: 683,815
Active: 98,551
Spain 778,607
Cases: 778,607
Deaths: 31,973
Recovered:
Active: 746,634
Argentina 751,001
Cases: 751,001
Deaths: 16,937
Recovered: 594,645
Active: 139,419
Mexico 743,216
Cases: 743,216
Deaths: 77,646
Recovered: 533,886
Active: 131,684
South Africa 676,084
Cases: 676,084
Deaths: 16,866
Recovered: 609,584
Active: 49,634
France 577,505
Cases: 577,505
Deaths: 32,019
Recovered: 96,797
Active: 448,689
Chile 464,750
Cases: 464,750
Deaths: 12,822
Recovered: 438,148
Active: 13,780
Iran 461,044
Cases: 461,044
Deaths: 26,380
Recovered: 383,368
Active: 51,296
United Kingdom 460,178
Cases: 460,178
Deaths: 42,202
Recovered:
Active: 417,976
Iraq 367,474
Cases: 367,474
Deaths: 9,231
Recovered: 295,882
Active: 62,361
Bangladesh 364,987
Cases: 364,987
Deaths: 5,272
Recovered: 277,078
Active: 82,637
Saudi Arabia 335,097
Cases: 335,097
Deaths: 4,794
Recovered: 319,746
Active: 10,557
Turkey 320,070
Cases: 320,070
Deaths: 8,262
Recovered: 281,151
Active: 30,657
Italy 317,409
Cases: 317,409
Deaths: 35,918
Recovered: 228,844
Active: 52,647
Philippines 314,079
Cases: 314,079
Deaths: 5,562
Recovered: 254,223
Active: 54,294
Pakistan 312,806
Cases: 312,806
Deaths: 6,484
Recovered: 297,497
Active: 8,825
Germany 295,530
Cases: 295,530
Deaths: 9,586
Recovered: 257,900
Active: 28,044
Indonesia 291,182
Cases: 291,182
Deaths: 10,856
Recovered: 218,487
Active: 61,839
Israel 253,490
Cases: 253,490
Deaths: 1,622
Recovered: 179,468
Active: 72,400
Ukraine 213,028
Cases: 213,028
Deaths: 4,193
Recovered: 94,443
Active: 114,392
Canada 160,280
Cases: 160,280
Deaths: 9,316
Recovered: 136,089
Active: 14,875
Ecuador 138,584
Cases: 138,584
Deaths: 11,433
Recovered: 112,296
Active: 14,855
Bolivia 135,311
Cases: 135,311
Deaths: 7,965
Recovered: 95,529
Active: 31,817
Romania 129,658
Cases: 129,658
Deaths: 4,862
Recovered: 103,994
Active: 20,802
Morocco 126,044
Cases: 126,044
Deaths: 2,229
Recovered: 104,136
Active: 19,679
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