Coronavirus Live Blog 4.15.2020

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Yesterday’s headlines from 4.14 can be found here


Hospital begins screening all maternity cases, finds 29 asymptomatic cases out of 215 admitted.

GOP senators push trump to “reopen economy”

SF mayor begs for outside help on CNN and CBS News

SD breaks 1000 cases, most in Sioux Falls

What the proposed Sioux Falls stay at home order would look like

Refugees in Germany who are doctors answer call to fight coronavirus

Pelosi calls Trump’s suspension of WHO funding illegal, vows to challenge the move

NIH says vaccine could be available this fall for emergency workers, spring for the general population.

Quest and Lab Corp say they have processed their backlog and have available testing capacity

2,156 NYPD officers have tested positive for coronavirus. In total, there are 6,274 NYPD officers currently out sick which represents 17.4% of the force. Since March 12, 3,350 officers tested positive for the virus. Roughly 1,184 police officers have recovered from Covid-19 and have returned to work.

Johns Hopkins Update April 15 7am: Total Confirmed case 2,000,984, 128,071 deaths
Confirmed Cases by Country/Region/Sovereignty
609,696 US
177,633 Spain
162,488 Italy
132,321 Germany
131,362 France
94,852 United Kingdom
83,355 China

39 people infected with virus in Fukushima prefecture Japan

Computer AI program finds arthritis drug may work against virus

Cases surge in Iowa with a pork plant there as a hot spot

Taiwan has had no new cases

US Treasury prints Trump’s name on pandemic checks

SD governor refuses to ban evictions, utility shut offs.

11 unexpected industries hit by shut downs

Virus begins to hit Russia hard

Mutation found in virus

US had more virus cases imported from Europe than from China

What is in the CDC/FEMA plan to reopen US

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