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Mel Gibson Hospitalised with Coronavirus Back in April


Fri 24 Jul 2020 | 01:38 PM
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Mel Gibson was reportedly hospitalised with coronavirus in Los Angeles, where he spent a week in hospital after contracting coronavirus earlier this year.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph Australia, Gibson’s representative said: "He tested positive in April and spent a week in the hospital,"

"He was treated with the drug Remdesivir, while in the hospital, and has tested negative numerous times since then as well as positive for the antibodies.” he added.

Gibson appears to have made a full recovery from the virus and has been seen out with his girlfriend in Malibu in recent weeks.

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Coronavirus continues to surge in many parts of California, with more than 425,600 confirmed cases in the US state.

It is by far the most populous U.S. state, with nearly 40 million people, while New York has about 19.5 million.

Data from the U.S. government released Tuesday showed that reports of coronavirus recorded and confirmed significantly exceed the true number of infections, echoing findings from a smaller study last month.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study noted that true coronavirus rates were more than 10 times higher than reported cases in most U.S. regions from late March to early May.

New York's almost empty streets over coronavirus fears

California initially succeeded in slowing the spread of the virus, however, the state has had a sharp reversal with the infection rates climbing sharply in recent weeks.

Throughout May and June, California reopened much of its economy, and people resumed shopping in stores and dining in restaurants. Infections surged again, which lead to a new round of business restrictions, including a ban on indoor dining in restaurants and bars.

The novel coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, and has infected more than one million people and killed over 234,139 worldwide. It also hit several celebrities and top political figures around the world.

The virus is a new member of the Coronaviruses group, which was never identified in humans. The viruses’ family also includes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), which cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Humans and animals such as mammals and birds can be affected by the disease.

The name is derived from the Latin corona, meaning “crown” or “halo”.

On February 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the official name for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus is Covid-19, taken from the words “corona”, “virus” and “disease”.

In December 2019, an outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China. On 31 December 2019, the outbreak was traced to a novel strain of coronavirus, which was given the interim name 2019-nCoV by the World Health Organization (WHO), it was later renamed SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus a global pandemic as the new virus has rapidly spread to more than 800,000 people from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.

Transmission of viruses between humans happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person’s secretions, such as droplets in a cough.

Coronavirus can also be transmitted by coming into contact with something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

It is known that older people appear to be more vulnerable to the effects of the emerging virus.

The virus caused complete paralysis in all activities and events with large gatherings worldwide due to concerns over the spread of the virus.

People across the globe partake in self-isolation for 14 days as an effective precautionary measure to protect those around them and themselves from contracting COVID-19.