Coronavirus Live Blog 4.10.2020

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Louisiana coronavirus tracking map: 19,253 cases | 755 dead | 2,054 in hospital

Oasis of the Seas docks at Port Everglades to hospitalize more sick crew members

Number of coronavirus cases mounts to 903 in Delhi, death toll rises to 14: Authorities

Global death toll reaches 100k

Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls, SD now the #4 hot spot in US. Cases in the metro area up to 400

Fauci; coronavirus immunity cards being considered

NY governor; any reopening of the economy must take a second wave of virus cases into account

US Surgeon General seems to echo Trump’s claim that things could reopen May 1

FL governor appears to not understand the purpose of his own school closure order

Health care workers begin to see patterns in onset of symptoms and onset of serious illness patterns

Senator urges Treasury to protect pandemic checks from debt collectors

Urban rats are starving as people stay at home

A bunch of new virus tests are set to hit the market

35 million Americans could lose health insurance due to job losses

Pandemic is accelerating automation and robots

Over 1000 people were found dead in their homes or on the street in NYC in the first week of April. This is 8x the normal incident rate for the city. It is assumed most died of the virus or complications of it.

Germany’s death toll has increased by 266 in the past day, marking the largest 24 hour increase in fatalities since the country’s coronavirus outbreak began. Overall, 2,373 people have now died from the virus in Germany. The total number of confirmed cases in the country has reached 113,525, which marks an increase of 5,323 in the past 24 hours.

More than half of coronavirus patients in Iran have recovered, health officials say

Another detainee dies at Cook County Jail in Chicago after testing positive for Covid-19

Spain’s health minister warned that the country is not in a “de-escalation phase” even as his government prepares measures to slowly end the current movement restrictions in place to tackle the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Chicago mayor: “No one should be locked up if they’re not a danger to the community or flight risk

Mayo Clinic points out the danger of false negative tests

Mayo Clinic ICU cases have leveled off, cites state stay at home order

Power company that owns Fermi nuclear plant has virus cases, won’t say what facility they are at. 

Virus replicates in the throat, makes it easy to transmit

Daegu South Korea has no new cases after being the epicenter of outbreak in the country.

Overflow hospitals in NYC double patients in 1 day


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