Coronavirus quiz questions and answers: How much do you know about COVID-19?

More than one million people have died from coronavirus this year, and nearly 40 million have been confirmed infected with the virus in 189 countries. COVID-19 is still surging in many countries and many nations are preparing for a second wave this autumn. But how much do you actually know about coronavirus? Test yourself in's quiz below.


Question 1: What date was the first case of coronavirus reported?

Question 2: COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease, what does that mean?

Question 3: What is the incubation period of COVID-19?

Question 4: How is a pandemic defined?

Question 5: When was the SARS outbreak?

Question 6: What does COVID-19 stand for?

Question 7: How does coronavirus spread?

Question 8: Who is at increased risk for developing severe illness from COVID-19?

Question 9: When was the first case of coronavirus in the UK confirmed?

Question 10: What percentage of infected people recover without needing hospital treatment?

Question 11: Is soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitisers more effective at removing coronavirus from your hands?

Question 12: What is the R number?

Question 13: Can you use paracetamol as a treatment of the symptoms of coronavirus?

Question 14: Where did COVID-19 originate?

Question 15: Is there a vaccine against COVID-19?

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Answer 1: December 31, 2019

Answer 2: A zoonotic disease is caused by germs that spread between animals and people

Answer 3: The average time is five to six days, but it can be as quick as two days and as long as 14 days.

Answer 4: A pandemic is defined by the WHO as "an epidemic occurring worldwide, or over a very wide area, crossing international boundaries and usually affecting a large number of people".

Answer 5: 2002/2003

Answer 6: CO stands for corona, VI for virus, and D for disease and 19 for 2019.

Answer 7: Through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes.

Answer 8: Older adults and people of all ages with certain underlying medical conditions

Answer 9: January 29

Answer 10: About 80 percent, according to WHO

Answer 11: Soap and water

Answer 12: The R number is the average number of people to whom one infected person will pass on the virus

Answer 13: Yes

Answer 14: At a wet market in Wuhan, China

Answer 15: No, not yet.

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