Coronavirus Live Blog 4.12.2020

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A rise of at least 5,695 cases on Sunday has put New York City’s total number of coronavirus infections at over 104,000, with at least 6,182 fatalities.

Antibody tests hit the market, some are fraudulent

Coronavirus in Louisiana: 34 new deaths reported; rise in hospitalizations continues to show signs of slowing

U of WA says peak of  US cases could be April 20th

Walt Disney World to furlough 43,000 employees amid coronavirus pandemic

Fauci: If Covid-19 mitigation efforts started earlier, “you could have saved lives”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wants to have community testing for coronavirus available by the end of next week. De Blasio said at a press conference Sunday he will be asking for 110,000 individualized tests from the federal government to make this a reality while setting up new testing centers in targeted communities. By the end of next week, de Blasio intends to set up Health and Hospitals testing centers in East New York, Brooklyn; Morrisania Bronx; Harlem, New York; Jamaica, Queens and Clifton, Staten Island.

City workers must wear face coverings starting Monday in New York City

United Kingdom coronavirus death toll passes 10,000

Trump Reportedly Weighed Letting COVID-19 ‘Wash Over’ U.S., But Was Warned Of Grim Toll. “Mr. President, many people will die,” he was told by Dr. Anthony Fauci, according to The Washington Post.

What Coronavirus Exposes About America’s Political Divide

Cramped living conditions may be accelerating UK spread of coronavirus. Analysis shows Covid-19 disproportionately affecting those living in ‘the equivalent of Victorian slums’

Dutch coronavirus infections top 25,000, deaths rise to 2,737 deaths

Iowa nursing home outbreak, 14 patients died

Japan’s health ministry recorded 714 new coronavirus cases and four deaths on Saturday. This is the fourth day in a row the country has seen a record spike in the number of cases. The latest spike brings the number of total infections to 7,460, including 712 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. The total number of deaths in Japan now stands at 109. In Tokyo, a record 197 cases of infection were confirmed on Saturday, bringing the total to 1,902.

Every US state is now under a disaster declaration

Kansas Supreme Court rules in favor of temporary ban on mass gatherings

The emails exchanged by US health experts as the pandemic emerged

How the US failed to prepare for a pandemic over two decades


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