Covid Megathread #9 : news


This post is updated daily.

COVID-19 has now infected more than 1,324,907 Million people worldwide. There have been 73,703 confirmed deaths and 275832 confirmed recoveries attributed to the virus.

USA Figures

352,546 confirmed cases.

10,389 Deaths.

8,899 recovered

New York is the hardest-hit state with more than 40 per cent of all US deaths and nearly 115,000 reported cases on Saturday (local time).

UK Figures

52,274 Confirmed cases.

5,383 Deaths.

284 recovered

Singapore has now ordered the closure of all businesses deemed non-essential

A Chinese World Heritage national park has been forced to shut down after thousands of visitors flouted social distancing rules.

The Huangshan Mountains, or Yellow Mountains, in China’s eastern Anhui province, was swamped with more than 20,000 visitors, exceeding the park’s capacity.

Japan PM Abe to declare state of emergency as early as Tuesday

Spain has arrested more than 300,000 people for flouting coronavirus restrictions and fined a similar number.

Singapore has seen its highest daily jump in cases — with 120 reported in 24 hours — as the government quarantines large numbers of foreign workers.

You can also follow the Reddit Live thread here. https://www.reddit.com/live/14d816ty1ylvo/

Tracking COVID-19 Johns Hopkins University has a live tracker/map of the global spread of COVID-19 here. https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

The CDC is tracking US cases here.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html

Today’s situation report from the WHO.

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/situation-reports/20200330-sitrep-70-covid-19.pdf?sfvrsn=7e0fe3f8_4

The CDC’s COVID-19 Situation Summary.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html

There are tons of travel bans globally right now.

Do you think you have COVID-19?

The CDC has a new online tool that allows people to “self-check” for COVID-19. Click here to use the “Coronavirus Self-Checker” tool.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/index.html

Reputable Sources for Information:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.htmlThe WHO’s Dedicated Coronavirus Resource,

https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

The University of Chicago School of Medicine’s handy FAQ style resource.

https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefront/prevention-and-screening-articles/wuhan-coronavirus



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