Yes, Staying at Home Really Makes You Safer During COVID-19
Let's see how quarantine helps control the COVID-19 spread in China.
- Jan 23, 2020 Wuhan Lockdown - 14 Million People Quarantined
- Jan 27, 2020 Hubei Province Lockdown - 59 Million People Quarantined
Looks like the new cases still got a boost in 12 days after Wuhan lockdown. Did quarantine really work?
COVID-19 has a 5-6 days incubation period. Cases reported normally got infected 5-6 days ago.
Let's move all the cases to 6 days ago, and see what the "actual" new cases chart will show us.
The peak of new infected people turned out to be 28th Jan, 1 day after the Hubei Province was locked down!
In terms of controlling infected people, lockdown and quarantine worked almost IMMEDIATELY.
- On Feb 12, China new cases were 15,153, including 14,840 in Hubei.
- On Mar 12, China new cases daily were 8, including 5 in Hubei.
So, Yes, Staying at Home Really Makes You Safer During COVID-19.
Avoid touching your face, cover your cough or sneeze, clean surfaces, wash your hands often with soap and water,
and STAY AT HOME!
It's really important to be responsible in this moment.
Data Source: National Health Commission of the PRC