Preventative measures to protect yourself from the coronavirus, the flu and other viruses

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Chinese health officials released new data that says the coronavirus, or COVID-19, is 20 times deadlier than the flu.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously reaffirmed and extended a local health emergency declaration Wednesday in response to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. Despite the declaration, however, county officials stressed that the risk of contracting the virus locally remains extremely low.

Worldwide, there have been more than 76,000 reported cases of the disease, with more than 2,100 deaths. All but eight of those deaths have occurred in China. There are 15 confirmed cases of the disease in the United States, including one each in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Dr. Mona Hacker, Horizon Clinical Research, was in studio to discuss what information is accurate concerning the virus and how we can protect ourselves.

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