Over the past day, the highest-trending question asked regarding coronavirus news on Google Search was “When will stimulus checks be deposited?”
The following are the highest-trending questions asked in Google Search about Covid-19 over the last 24 hours:
When will stimulus checks be deposited?
According to distribution plans obtained by The Washington Post, the IRS will begin electronically administering the coronavirus-induced stimulus checks on April 9; however, the agency plans state that paper checks will begin being mailed out to those most in need on April 24. People who did not receive previous tax returns via direct deposit may have to wait until September to get their checks.
How is Chris Cuomo doing?
Chris Cuomo is a CNN TV journalist who tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month. He reported recently that his fever has begun to go down and also shared images of his chest x-rays to show how the virus targets the lungs.
Where did the coronavirus come from?
Though the source of the novel coronavirus is unknown, it is believed to have originated in Wuhan, China where it was first identified in humans.
What is the coronavirus?
According to the World Health Organization, Covid-19 is “an infectious disease” which induces “mild to moderate respiratory illness”. The virus that causes the disease is called SARS-CoV-2, or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.
How did the coronavirus start?
Covid-19 is an illness caused by a coronavirus which, according to the CDC, “are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals.” Even so, the WHO states that the origin is still unknown though it “most probably has its ecological reservoir in bats.” The theory accepted by the organisation is that the virus was transmitted from a wild animal to one that humans are more likely to be in direct contact with – “this could be a domestic animal, a wild animal, or a domesticated wild animal and, as of yet, has not been identified.” – AFP Relaxnews