By now, the number of people with coronaviruses in the U.S. has surpassed 1.2 million.
It is not yet clear how many of those people will be in serious or critical condition.
If you are one of those unlucky souls, you should probably be worried.
A large number of these cases were not in people who have been in contact with someone who had the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a news release on Tuesday.
“While there are no specific symptoms of a new coronaviral infection, a new infection is very serious,” CDC spokesperson Michael T. Frieden said.
“You’re at risk of dying.
You’re at high risk of being in intensive care if you have an acute illness.”
The CDC said that the average age of the person with a new case is 35.
“A person with two new coronovirus cases in the past month is at high-risk for death,” the CDC said.
If you or someone you know is at risk, you can reach out to a local health care provider or get tested for the virus.
“In some cases, a health care practitioner may administer a vaccine or a vaccine preparation,” Frieden wrote.
If there is a new outbreak of the virus and you or anyone you know has a new virus, you might want to check on your health, your family, friends and family members, the CDC advised.
The CDC also urged you to avoid sharing any information about your case online.
You can also ask a health professional for advice.
If your family or friends have not yet been tested for coronavirs, you are encouraged to get tested.
If someone you are caring for or someone in your care is infected, you or your family members are encouraged not to share any information.
“Your family member is at very high risk for a new COVID-19 infection,” the news release said.