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April 6, 2020
040620 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Monday April 6th, 2020. The Surgeon General has warned that the coming week, “is going to be the hardest and saddest week of most American’s lives” and compared it to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Over 9600 U.S. fatalities have been reported. Health officials and experts say the death toll from the virus is most likely much higher as only cases confirmed by laboratory tests are being counted, notes The Washington Post. Texas will screen drivers coming from Louisiana and enforce a two-week quarantine. Washington State is returning more than 400 ventilators to the federal stock pile, so states with a bigger need can use them. The former Captain of the USS Roosevelt has tested positive for COVID-19, he was removed from his post last week. There are 155 confirmed cases on the aircraft carrier. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in the hospital as a “precautionary step”, he tested positive for COVID-19 ten days ago. The Japanese Prime Minster will declare a state of emergency and is expected to announce a 989-billion-dollar relief package, relays The Guardian. In Dubai, residents must apply online for a “police permit” to leave their homes. CNN reports dozens of doctors and health care workers arrested in Pakistan, while protesting lack of PPE. Spain and Italy continue to see declines in death rates and France’s hospital admissions have gone down, bringing hope that the lockdowns in these countries have been working. New infections in South Korea dropped below 50. Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer has resigned after violating lockdown rules. Ireland’s Prime Minister has re-registered as a medical practitioner and will work directly with patients. The locations of U.S. and Country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 337,933 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 9,653 deaths. Known active locations, with 2,000 or more cases: New York 122,911 New Jersey 37,505, Michigan 15,635, California 15,076, Louisiana 13,010, Massachusetts 12,500, Florida 12,342, Pennsylvania 11,589, Illinois 11,276, Washington 7,984, Texas 7,094, Georgia 6,742, Connecticut 5,675, Colorado 4,950, Indiana 4,411, Ohio 4,043, Maryland 3,609, Tennessee 3,538, Virginia 2,637, North Carolina 2,585, Missouri 2,367, Arizona 2,269, Wisconsin 2,267, South Carolina 2,049. Countries with 2,000 or more cases: Spain 135,032, Italy 128,948, Germany 100,132, France 93,780, China 82,665, Iran 60,500, United Kingdom 48,451, Turkey 27,069, Switzerland 21,282, Belgium 20,814, Netherlands 17,965, Canada 15,940, Austria 12,083, Brazil 11,281, Portugal 11,278, South Korea 10,284, Israel 8,611, Sweden 6,830, Russia 6,343, Australia 5,797, Norway 5,760, Ireland 4,994, Denmark 4,841, Czech Republic 4,591, Chile 4,471, India 4,314, Poland 4,201, Romania 4,057, Malaysia 3,793, Philippines 3,660, Japan 3,654, Ecuador 3,646, Pakistan 3,277, Luxembourg 2,804, Indonesia 2,491, Saudi Arabia 2,463, Peru 2,281, Thailand 2,220, Finland 2,176, Mexico 2,143. First case reported in Falkland Islands. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 5, 2020
040520 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Sunday April 5th, 2020. Saturday saw more than 33,000 cases in the U.S. and more than 1300 deaths reported. Mortuaries in New Orleans are full. The White House is concerned about new “hot spots” in Pennsylvania, Colorado and Washington DC. Dr. Brix, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, relayed “The next two weeks are extraordinarily important” and cautioned against going out, even to the store. The U.S. is sending evacuation flights for American citizens in India, reports CNN. The U.S. embassy in Japan has told Americans to leave the country, due to a possible significant increase of cases there. The Japanese Prime Minister is under pressure to declare a state of emergency, according to The Washington Post. A second refugee camp in Greece has been quarantined, after a resident tested positive. Dubai has enacted a 24 hour lockdown for two weeks. In Ecuador, bodies are being left in the streets. In Spain, growth of the virus seems to be slowing, as the Prime Minister seeks to extend the nationwide lockdown through the end of April. A leading epidemiologist in the UK, expects COVID-19 cases to peak there in the next 7 to 10 days. Australia’s Chief Medical Officer is hopeful, after seeing fewer cases over the last few days, that they may be flattening the curve. The locations of U.S. and Country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 312,249 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 8,503 deaths. Known active locations, with 1,000 or more cases: New York 114, 996, New Jersey 34,124, Michigan 14,225, California 13,796, Louisiana 12,496, Massachusetts 11,736, Florida 11,537, Illinois 10,357, Pennsylvania 10,109, Washington 7,498, Texas 6,566, Georgia 6,383, Connecticut 5,276, Colorado 4,574, Indiana 3,953, Ohio 3,739, Tennessee 3,265, Maryland 3,125, Virginia 2,407, North Carolina 2,402, Missouri 2,291, Wisconsin 2,112, Arizona 2,019, South Carolina 1,917, Nevada 1,758, Alabama 1,633, Mississippi 1,455, Utah 1,428, Oklahoma 1,159, Idaho 1,077. Countries with 1,500 or more cases: Spain 130,759, Italy 124,632, Germany 96,108, France 90,853, China 82,602, Iran 58,226, United Kingdom 42,480, Turkey 23,934, Switzerland 21,100, Belgium 19,691, Netherlands 17,953, Canada 14,018, Austria 11,897, Portugal 11,278, Brazil 10,360, South Korea 10,237, Israel 8,018, Sweden 6,830, Australia 5,687, Norway 5,645, Russia 5,389, Ireland 4,604, Denmark 4,561, Czech Republic 4,475, Chile 4,161, Romania 3,864, Poland 3,834, Malaysia 3,662, India 3,588, Ecuador 3,465, Philippines 3,246, Japan 3,139, Pakistan 2,897, Luxembourg 2,729, Saudi Arabia 2,370, Indonesia 2,273, Thailand 2,169, Finland 1,927, Mexico 1,890, Panama 1,801, Peru 1,746, Greece 1,673, Serbia 1,624, South Africa 1,585, Dominican Republic 1,578, United Arab Emirates 1,505. First cases reported in South Sudan. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 4, 2020
040420 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Saturday April 4th, 2020. The CDC now recommends that Americans wear a non-surgical mask while in public. The President noted that he will not wear one. The U.S. reported more than 30,000 cases in one day. Bringing the total to 278,458, more than twice the number of cases of Spain, who have the second highest total. New York State has the 4th highest number of cases in the world. New York City reported more than 6500 cases in a 24-hour period. FEMA has allocated 1.1 billion dollars in federal support to help New York State. Missouri has issued a “stay at home order”. The Attorney General notified federal prisons to “maximize early release programs” for vulnerable inmates, according to CNN. The UK will continue lockdown measures for a number of weeks, as it appears the virus is slowing there. Germany and Thailand also note a slowing of the virus spread. New Zealand’s lockdown measures appear to be working. The Washington Post relays, they could be hitting their coronavirus peak just ten days after going in to lockdown. Pakistan has extended their lockdown for two weeks. Bahrain International Airport will allow all passengers of all nationalities to transit through their airport, but will still limit who can enter the country. The Australian Immigration Minister has recommended that international tourists “take the next flight home”. The locations of U.S. and Country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 278,458 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 7,159 deaths. Known active locations, with 1,000 or more cases: New York 102,870, New Jersey 29,895, Michigan 12,670, California 12,569, Massachusetts 10,402, Louisiana 10,297, Florida 10,260, Illinois 8,904, Pennsylvania 8,420, Washington 6,966, Georgia 5,967, Texas 5,669, Connecticut 4,915, Colorado 4,182, Indiana 3,437, Ohio 3,312, Tennessee 2,913, Maryland 2,758, Missouri 2,113, North Carolina 2,093, Virginia 2,012, Wisconsin 1,916, Arizona 1,769, South Carolina 1,700, Nevada 1,549, Alabama 1,535, Mississippi 1,358, Utah 1,260, Idaho 1,013. Countries with 1,500 or more cases: Spain 124,736, Italy 119,827, Germany 91,159, France 83,029, China 82,543, Iran 55,743, United Kingdom 38,698, Turkey 20,921, Switzerland 20,278, Belgium 18,431, Netherlands 16,725, Canada 12,545, Austria 11,781, Portugal 10,524, South Korea 10,156, Brazil 9,216, Israel 7,589, Sweden 6,131, Australia 5,550, Norway 5,519, Russia 4,731, Ireland 4,273, Denmark 4,268, Czech Republic 4,194, Chile 3,737, Romania 3,613, Poland 3,503, Malaysia 3,483, Ecuador 3,368, Philippines 3,094, India 3,082, Japan 2,935, Pakistan 2,708, Luxembourg 2,612, Indonesia 2,092, Thailand 2,067, Saudi Arabia 2,039, Finland 1,882, Mexico 1,688, Panama 1,673, Greece 1,643, Peru 1,595, South Africa 1,505. First cases reported in Malawi. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 3, 2020
040320 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Friday April 3rd, 2020. There are more than 1 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide. The U.S. has over 245,000, with more than 6,000 fatalities. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told CNN that he doesn’t understand why every state hasn’t issued a stay at home order. The CDC is expected to recommend that Americans wear cloth masks in public. The Captain of the USS Roosevelt has been removed from duty, days after he asked Washington DC for help with the COVID-19 outbreak on his ship. The acting Secretary of the Navy said he went outside of his chain of command. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said that those with direct deposit on file with the IRS will get their stimulus checks within 14 days. The Democratic National Convention has been rescheduled to August. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is donating 100 million to food banks across the country. Spain has passed Italy with reported number of cases. Milan, is closing its main crematorium until the end of the month, to allow workers to catch up with the backlog of virus victims, reports CBS News. India has barricaded one of Asia’s largest slums after two deaths from the virus were reported in Dharavi neighborhood in Mumbai. Eight containment zones have been set up. No one is being allowed in or out, relays The Guardian. Singapore will close schools and non-essential businesses for a month. Peru has joined Panama in assigning specific days for each gender to be allowed out for essential business. The UK is working on plans for an “immunity passport” which “would allow those who have recovered and carry specific antibodies identifiable by a blood tests” to return to work, notes The New York Times. The locations of U.S. and Country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 245,573 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 6,058 deaths. Known active locations, with 1,000 or more cases: New York 92,770, New Jersey 25,590, California 10,925, Michigan 10,791, Louisiana 9,150, Florida 9,000, Massachusetts 8,966, Illinois 7,695, Pennsylvania 7,016, Washington 6,585, Georgia 5,444, Texas 4,880, Connecticut 3,824, Colorado 3,728, Indiana 3,039, Ohio 2,902, Tennessee 2,869, Maryland 2,331, North Carolina 1,857, Missouri 1,834, Wisconsin 1,730, Virginia 1,706, Arizona 1,600, South Carolina 1,554, Nevada 1,458, Alabama 1,270, Mississippi 1,177, Utah 1,074. Countries with 1,500 or more cases: Spain 117,710, Italy 115,242, Germany 85,063, China 82,509, France 59,929, Iran 53,183, United Kingdom 34,192, Switzerland 19,145, Turkey 18,135, Belgium 16,770, Netherlands 14,793, Canada 11,284, Austria 11,251, South Korea 10,062, Portugal 9,034, Brazil 8,066, Israel 7,030, Sweden 5,568, Australia 5,330, Norway 5,255, Russia 4,149, Czech Republic 3,869, Denmark 3,861, Ireland 3,849, Chile 3,404, Malaysia 3,333, Romania 3,183, Ecuador 3,163, Poland 3,149, Philippines 3,018, Japan 2,617, India 2,567, Luxembourg 2,487, Pakistan 2,450, Indonesia 1,986, Thailand 1,978, Saudi Arabia 1,885, Finland 1,615, Greece 1,544, Mexico 1,510. There were no first cases reported in the last 24 hours. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 2, 2020
040220 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Thursday April 2nd, 2020. Louisiana and Georgia have the top six counties with the highest deaths per capita due to COVID-19, according to The Washington Post, New York County is 7th. FEMA relayed that the emergency stockpile of PPE is almost gone. Some ventilators sent from the federal stockpile to hospitals do not work, reports The New York Times. Mississippi and Georgia have issued “stay at home” mandates. The President stated Wednesday that he has no plans to issue a National Stay at Home order. Sailors from the USS Roosevelt, who test negative for the virus, will be taken to hotels in Guam to self-quarantine for 14 days. There are currently 93 cases on board the ship that has a crew of more than 4,000. The weekly number of unemployment filings will be released today and most estimates have it near 5 million. Coronavirus task force member, Dr. Fauci, said that social distancing can be relaxed once there are no new infections or deaths, “but the real turning point won’t come until we have a vaccine”. CNN reports that the Top U.S. General in South Korea, does not believe North Korea has no cases of COVID-19. He notes that “for about 30 days in February, early March” the military was locked down and extreme measures were taken on their border crossings. A refugee camp in Greece has been placed on a 2-week quarantine, with no one allowed in or out. The camp is home to more than 2,000. Italy, Germany and Pakistan will extend their lockdowns. The Israeli Prime Minister will self-quarantine for a week, after the Country’s Health Minister tested positive. The Philippine Ambassador to Lebanon has died due to complications from COVID-19. The President of The Philippines warns that anyone who breaks quarantine and is “unruly” could be shot. The locations of U.S. and Country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 216,722 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 5,137 deaths. Known active locations, with 1,000 or more cases: New York 83,889, New Jersey 22,255, California 9,816, Michigan 9,293, Florida 7,765, Massachusetts 7,738, Illinois 6,980, Louisiana 6,424, Pennsylvania 5,805, Washington 5,588, Georgia 4748, Texas 4,261, Connecticut 3,557, Colorado 3,346, Indiana 2,565, Ohio 2,547, Tennessee 2,440, Maryland 1,985, North Carolina 1,582, Missouri 1,581, Wisconsin 1,550, Virginia 1,511, Arizona 1,413, South Carolina 1,293, Nevada 1,279, Alabama 1,106, Mississippi 1,073, Utah 1,012. Countries with 1,000 or more cases: Italy 110,574, Spain 110,238, China 82,431, Germany 77,981, France 57,780, Iran 50,468, United Kingdom 29,872, Switzerland 18,117, Turkey 15,679, Belgium 15,348, Netherlands 13,696, Austria 10,877, South Korea 9,976, Canada 9,731, Portugal 8,251, Brazil 6,931, Israel 6,211, Australia 5,108, Sweden 4,947, Norway 4,898, Czech Republic 3,604, Russia 3,548, Denmark 3,542, Ireland 3,447, Malaysia 3,116, Chile 3,031, Ecuador 2,758, Romania 2,738, Philippines and Poland 2,633, Japan 2,384, Luxembourg 2,319, Pakistan 2,291, India 2,032, Thailand 1,875, Indonesia 1,790, Saudi Arabia 1,720, Finland 1,518, Greece 1,415, South Africa 1,380, Mexico 1,378, Peru 1,323, Panama 1,317, Dominican Republic 1,284, Iceland 1,220, Argentina 1,133, Colombia 1,065, Serbia 1,060, Singapore 1,000. First cases reported in Botswana and Burundi. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 1, 2020
040120 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Wednesday April 1st, 2020. California, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey and New York all reported more than 1,000 new cases on Tuesday, adding to the over 189,000 cases in the U.S. Maine and Texas announce “stay at home orders” for the month of April. Louisiana has extended theirs. The White House announced that even with social distancing measures, the virus could kill up to 240,000 in the U.S. The Army has issued a voluntary recall to about 10,000 members with specific medical skills. Small business owners, effected by COVID-19, will be able to apply for loans starting Friday as part of the 2 Trillion-dollar stimulus package. The Governor of California said based on modeling, the peak number of cases in his state will hit in mid-May. The Secretary General of The United Nations said “Covid-19 is the greatest test that we have faced together since the formation of the United Nations”. The U.N. is calling for a coordinated, international response to ramp up health care spending and cushion the blow to people around the world who have been hurt by the sharp economic downturn, reports the New York Times. Italy will extend lockdown measures through April 13th. Indonesia will turn a former war refugee camp on an uninhabited island in to a hospital for COVID-19 patients, relays The Guardian. China has started including asymptomatic cases in their reporting, leading to a large increase in cases there on Wednesday, according to their National Health Commission. A government official in Saudi Arabia is asking Muslims around the world to delay their annual pilgrimage to Mecca in late July, due to concerns over virus spread. The locations of U.S. and Country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 189,633 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 4,081 deaths. Known active locations, with 1,000 or more cases: New York 76,030, New Jersey 18,696, California 8,582, Michigan 7,630, Florida 6,741, Massachusetts 6,620, Illinois 5,994, Washington 5,292, Louisiana 5,237, Pennsylvania 4,997, Georgia 4,117, Texas 3,576, Connecticut 3,128, Colorado 2,990, Ohio 2,199, Indiana 2,159, Tennessee 2,049, Maryland 1,662, North Carolina 1,528, Missouri and Wisconsin 1,351, Arizona 1,298, Virginia 1,250, Nevada 1,113, South Carolina 1,083. Countries with 1,000 or more cases: Italy 105,792, Spain 102,136, China 82,359, Germany 72,383, France 52,836, Iran 47,593, United Kingdom 25,504, Switzerland 16,605, Belgium 13,964, Turkey13,531, Netherlands 12,677, Austria 10,418, South Korea 9,877, Canada 8,591, Portugal 7,443, Brazil 5,812, Israel 5,591, Australia 4,862, Norway 4,699, Sweden 4,435, Czech Republic 3,330, Ireland 3,235, Denmark 3,043, Malaysia 2,908, Russia 2,777, Chile 2,738, Romania 2,460, Poland 2,347, Philippines 2,311, Ecuador 2,302, Japan and Luxembourg 2,178, Pakistan 2,042, Thailand 1,771, Indonesia 1,677, India 1,590, Saudi Arabia 1,563, Finland 1,446, South Africa 1,353, Greece 1,314, Mexico 1,215, Panama 1,181, Iceland 1,135, Dominican Republic 1,109, Peru 1,065, Argentina 1,054. No first cases reported in the last 24 hours. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 31, 2020
033120 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Tuesday March 31st, 2020. Arizona, Virginia and Washington DC have issued “stay at home orders”. There are now over two hundred fifty-six million Americans under some type of order, relays CNN. There were over 575 deaths due to the virus in the U.S. on Monday, driving total fatalities over 3,100. The first U.S. Service member has died from COVID-19, the National Guardsman was from New Jersey. At a White House briefing, Dr. Fauci said it is likely there will be another outbreak in the fall. Governor Cuomo of New York is asking health care workers in other states to help in New York if they are not dealing with the crisis at home. Texas prison inmates are suing for more access to hand sanitizer, soap and paper towels. An inmate died of the virus in Illinois. In Chicago part of a convention center will be converted in to a care facility. Ford & GE will team up to produce ventilators. Johnson and Johnson hope to begin testing on a vaccine by September. Worldwide infections have passed 800,000, with more than 38,000 fatalities. The Hungarian Parliament approved The Prime Minister’s “rule by decree” measure. Amnesty International had warned against it. The Chief Medical officer in the UK, said it could be six months or more before things get back to normal, and that lockdowns will be assessed every 3 weeks, according to The New York Times. Japan has issued travel warnings for 73 countries. Vietnam will begin a 15 day “stay at home” order, with all non-essential businesses to close. In Panama, men and women will only be allowed to leave home on different days, relays The Guardian. Australia and New Zealand report a higher percentage of young people between 20-29 with infections, than in other countries. One potential explanation is that younger groups in those countries tend to travel overseas more. The locations of U.S. and Country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 164,610 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 3,170 deaths. Known active locations, with 800 or more cases: New York 67,164, New Jersey 16,636, California 7,421, Michigan 6,508, Massachusetts 5,752, Florida 5,964, Washington 5,179, Illinois 5,070, Pennsylvania 4,156, Louisiana 4,025, Texas 3,043, Georgia 3,032, Colorado 2,628, Connecticut 2,571, Ohio 1,933, Indiana 1,788, Tennessee 1,642, Maryland 1,414, North Carolina 1,304, Wisconsin 1,267, Arizona 1,169, Missouri 1,050, Nevada 1,044. Virginia 1,021, Alabama 947, South Carolina 925, Mississippi 848, Utah 806. Countries with 800 or more cases: Italy 101,739, Spain 94,417, China 82,272, Germany 67,051, France 45,171, Iran 44,605, United Kingdom 22,465, Switzerland 15,922, Belgium 12,775, Netherlands 11,817, Turkey 10,827, Austria 9,851, South Korea 9,786, Canada 7,448, Portugal 6,408, Israel 4,831, Brazil 4,661, Australia 4,550, Norway 4,494, Sweden 4,028, Czech Republic 3,002, Denmark 2,994, Ireland 2,910, Malaysia 2,766, Chile 2,449, Russia 2,337, Romania 2,245, Poland 2,132, Philippines 2,084, Luxembourg 1,988, Ecuador 1,966, Japan 1,953, Pakistan 1,865, Thailand 1,651, Indonesia 1,528, Saudi Arabia 1,453, Finland 1,418, South Africa 1,326, India 1,251, Greece 1,212, Mexico 1,094, Iceland 1,086, Panama 1,075, Argentina 966, Peru 950, Dominican Republic 901, Singapore 879, Slovenia 802. First cases reported in Sierra Leone. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 30, 2020
033020 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Monday March 30th, 2020. The President announced that he will extend social distancing guidelines through April 30th, noting that the peak death rate will likely hit in two weeks. There are more than 143,000 cases in the U.S. and over 2500 fatalities. White House Task Force member Dr Fauci, said it is “entirely conceivable” that more than 1 million in the U.S. could be infected, with up to 100,000 deaths. But stated “What we’re trying to do is not let that happen”. The Governor of Illinois said there is not enough capacity in his state for anticipated patient needs. Dallas is setting up a convention center to act as a hospital for coronavirus patients. Seattle is seeing evidence that early containment strategies are working, with the spread of the virus slowing and death rates lower than other states, report The New York Times. The FDA has issued limited emergency use of two drugs, commonly used to treat malaria. They may offer some benefit for COVID-19 patients. The Parliament in Hungary will vote today on whether or not the Prime Minister should be allowed to “rule by decree”, Amnesty International has warned against the move, relays CNN. Spain will move to “hibernation” to slow the virus; Italy extends their national lockdown. Moscow has put a citywide quarantine in place. Zimbabwe has enacted a three-week lockdown. Two stadiums in Brazil are being converted in to field hospitals, according to The Guardian. The first results for multiple coronavirus treatments will be released later this week. The clinical trials of four potential treatments started a week ago with over 3,000 volunteers throughout Europe, reports CNN. British researchers have redesigned a CPAP machine, traditionally used for sleep apnea, to help treat coronavirus patients and ease the need for ventilators. The locations of U.S. and Country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 143,055 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 2,513 deaths. Known active locations, with 800 or more cases: New York 59,568, New Jersey 13,386, California 6,266, Michigan 5,472, Massachusetts 4,955, Florida 4,942, Washington 4,896, Illinois 4,613, Louisiana 3,540, Pennsylvania 3,441, Texas 2,712, Georgia 2,683, Colorado 2,315, Connecticut 1,993, Ohio 1,665, Indiana 1,514, Tennessee 1,387, Maryland 1,244, North Carolina 1,167, Wisconsin 1,120, Arizona 929, Nevada 920, Missouri 903, Virginia 890, Alabama 830. Countries with 800 or more cases: Italy 97,689, Spain 85,195, China 82,198, Germany 62,435, Iran 41,495, France 40,747, United Kingdom 19,788, Switzerland 15,069, Belgium 11,899, Netherlands 10,930, South Korea 9,661, Turkey 9,217, Austria 9,200, Canada 6,320, Portugal 5,962, Israel 4,347, Norway 4,313, Brazil 4,256, Australia 4,203, Sweden 3,700, Czech Republic 2,859, Denmark 2,724, Malaysia 2,626, Ireland 2,615, Chile 2,139, Luxembourg 1,950, Ecuador 1,924, Poland 1,905, Japan 1,866, Russia 1,836, Pakistan 1,625, Philippines 1,546, Thailand 1,524, Indonesia 1,414, Finland 1,343, Saudi Arabia 1,299, South Africa 1,280, Greece 1,156, India 1,071, Iceland 1,020, Mexico 993, Panama 989, Dominican Republic 859, Peru 852, Singapore 844, Argentina 820. First cases reported in Northern Mariana Islands. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 29, 2020
032920 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Sunday March 29th, 2020. The U.S. has over 2,100 fatalities, as cases climb toward 125,000. The CDC has issued a domestic travel warning for residents of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, asking residents to refrain from non-essential travel for 14 days. Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN that about 56% of new infections in the U.S. are coming from the New York City area. The Mayor of NYC relayed that they will run out of critical medical supplies by next Sunday, reports The Guardian. The Governor of Louisiana warns that his states health system is at risk of “being overwhelmed with patients in a matter of days” relays The Washington Post. Mexico is asking residents to stay at home until April 19th, cases there have increased 237% in one week. Switzerland recorded more than 1,000 new cases in a day. Australia is closing all public outdoor spaces and limiting gatherings to two people. The death toll in Italy is now over 10,000. The Chinese National Health Commission said that local transmission of the virus in China is “basically blocked” but cautions that a chance of a new outbreak from imported cases is still high. The locations of U.S. and country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 124,686 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 2,191 deaths. Known active locations, with 500 or more cases: New York 53,363, New Jersey 11,124, California 5,565, Michigan 4,635, Washington 4,311, Massachusetts 4,257, Florida 4,038, Illinois 3,547, Louisiana 3,315, Pennsylvania 2,815, Georgia 2,447, Texas 2,161, Colorado 2,061, Connecticut 1,524, Ohio 1,406, Tennessee 1,364, Indiana 1,232, Maryland 1,066, Wisconsin 1,042, North Carolina 972, Virginia 843, Missouri 838, Arizona 773, Alabama 760, Nevada 738, Mississippi 669, South Carolina 660, Utah 608. Countries with 500 or more cases: Italy 92,472, China 82,120, Spain 78,797, Germany 58,247, Iran 38,309, France 38,105, United Kingdom 17,325, Switzerland 14,352, Netherlands 10,923, Belgium 10,836, South Korea 9,583, Austria 8,486, Turkey 7,402, Portugal 5,962, Canada 5,655, Norway 4,232, Australia 3,980, Brazil 3,904, Israel 3,865, Sweden 3,700, Czech Republic 2,697, Denmark 2,564, Malaysia 2,470, Ireland 2,415, Chile 1,909, Luxembourg 1,831, Ecuador 1,823, Poland 1,771, Romania 1,760, Japan 1,693, Russia 1,534, Pakistan 1,526, Philippines 1,418, Thailand 1,388, Saudi Arabia 1,299, Indonesia 1,285, Finland 1,221, South Africa 1,187, Greece 1,061, India 987, Iceland 963, Panama 901, Mexico 848, Singapore 844, Argentina 745, Slovenia 730, Dominican Republic 719, Croatia 713, Estonia 679, Peru 671, Serbia 659, Colombia 608, Qatar 590, Egypt 576, Iraq 547, New Zealand 514. There were no first cases reported. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 28, 2020
032820 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Saturday March 28th, 2020. The United States is approaching 105,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, about 1/6th of all global diagnoses. 44,635 confirmed cases are in New York State. Where Governor Cuomo, said they could be 21 days away from the peak of the virus. The President signed the 2 trillion-dollar stimulus bill, the largest in U.S. history. The bill is meant to boost the economy and provide assistance for individuals, families, small businesses and industries dealing with complications due to the virus. The Chief Health Care officer of the AMA said that doctors of all specialties are joining the front lines. More than 190 cities of varying sizes need face masks, ventilators and other emergency equipment according to a survey conducted by The United States Conference of Mayors. General Motors will begin to produce ventilators in accordance with the Defense Production Act. The FDA has approved a test that can detect the virus in about 5 minutes, relays CBS. The President signed an order that could have former active duty military recalled into service, according to CNN. Italy recorded the biggest single day fatality count reported by any country, with 919, reports The Washington Post. Vietnam has closed non-essential services and limited group gatherings through mid-April. The United Nations warns that domestic violence is likely to increase during lockdowns. In South Korea, the number of those who have recovered from the virus is now larger than those who are currently being treated. The locations of U.S. and country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 104,860 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States and more than 1700 deaths. Known active locations, with 500 or more cases: New York 44,635, New Jersey 8,825, California 4,914, Washington 3,770, Michigan 3,651, Massachusetts 3,240, Florida 3,192, Illinois 3,029, Louisiana 2,746, Pennsylvania 2,218, Georgia 2,198, Texas 1,942, Colorado 1,735, Connecticut 1,291, Ohio 1,144, Tennessee 1,062, Indiana 982, Wisconsin 930, North Carolina 783, Maryland 775, Missouri 671, Arizona 665, Alabama 639, Nevada 621, Virginia 606, Mississippi 579, South Carolina 539. Countries with 500 or more cases: Italy 86,498, China 81,996, Spain 72,248, Germany 53,340, Iran 35,408, France 33,437, United Kingdom 14,754, Switzerland 13,259, South Korea 9,478, Belgium 9,134, Netherlands 8,647, Austria 7,964, Turkey 5,698, Canada 4,760, Portugal 4,268, Norway 3,811, Australia 3,640, Brazil 3,477, Israel 3,460, Sweden 3,069, Czech Republic 2,422, Denmark 2.366, Malaysia 2,320, Ireland 2,121, Ecuador 1,627, Chile 1,610, Luxembourg 1,605, Japan 1,499, Romania 1,452, Poland 1,436, Pakistan 1,415, Russia 1,264, Thailand 1,245, Saudi Arabia 1,203, South Africa 1,170, Finland 1,167, Indonesia 1,155, Philippines 1,075, Greece 966, India 933, Iceland 890, Panama 786, Singapore 732, Mexico 717, Argentina 690, Slovenia 684, Estonia 645, Croatia and Peru 635, Dominican Republic 581, Qatar 562, Colombia 539, Egypt 536, Serbia 528, Iraq 506. First cases reported in Anguilla and British Virgin Islands. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 27, 2020
032720 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Friday March 27th, 2020. UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has tested positive for COVID-19. According to his Twitter, he is self-isolating with mild symptoms. The United States has surpassed China and has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world with just under 86,000 and 1300 fatalities. The House plans on voting on the 2 Trillion-dollar emergency relief bill today. Detroit and Chicago are showing “a rapid increase in spread” according to a White House briefing. The number of patients admitted to hospitals in New York jumped by 40% yesterday, notes The New York Times. A navy hospital ship will be deployed to NYC on Saturday. The Pentagon will work with a convention center in NYC to turn it in to a hospital by April 9th. In New Orleans, a convention center will also be used to house coronavirus patients. The Canadian Prime Minister confirmed that the US is requesting American troops be placed within 20 miles of the US-Canada border to help with border surveillance, relays CNN. A nurse at New York’s Mount Sinai West has died due to the virus, in Spain, healthcare workers make up more than 10% of cases and in Italy, 37 doctors have died, reports The New York Times. The death toll in Spain increased nearly 20% yesterday, while the growth rate of cases slightly declined. Real Madrid announced they will use their stadium to store medical supplies, according to The Washington Post. Russia has crossed 1,000 cases, reporting 196 new cases Friday. More than 700 of those cases are in Moscow. China has closed its borders to foreign nationals and those with resident visas in an effort to stop a second wave of the virus there. Australia will ask the military to help enforce isolation orders. The locations of U.S. and country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 85,996 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 1300 deaths. Known active locations, with 300 or more cases: New York 38,987, New Jersey 6,876, California 4,060, Washington 3,208, Michigan 2,878, Illinois 2,538, Florida 2,477, Massachusetts 2,417, Louisiana 2,305, Pennsylvania 1,690, Georgia 1,643, Texas 1,543, Colorado 1,432, Connecticut 1,012, Tennessee 981, Ohio 867, Wisconsin 754, Indiana 656, North Carolina 638, Maryland 581, Nevada 535, Alabama 531, Arizona 508, Missouri 507, Virginia 461, South Carolina 456, Utah 402, Arkansas 349, Minnesota 346, Oregon 316. Global cases outside of China, with 500 or more cases: Italy 80,589, Spain 57,786, Germany 47,278, Iran 32,332, France 29,581, Switzerland 11,951, United Kingdom 11,816, South Korea 9,332, Netherlands 7,469, Belgium 7,284, Austria 7,196, Canada 4,046, Turkey 3,629, Portugal 3,544, Norway 3,423, Australia 3,143, Israel 3,035, Brazil 2,985, Sweden 2,858, Denmark 2,163, Malaysia 2,161, Czech Republic 2,062, Ireland 1,819, Luxembourg 1,453, Ecuador 1,403, Japan 1,387, Chile 1,306, Poland 1,244, Pakistan 1,235, Thailand 1,136, Indonesia 1,046, Russia 1,036, Finland 1,035, Romania 1,029, Saudi Arabia 1,012, South Africa 927, Greece 892, Philippines 803, Iceland 802, India 775, Singapore 683, Panama 674, Slovenia 632, Argentina 589, Mexico 585, Peru 580, Estonia 575, Croatia 551, Qatar 549. First cases reported in Guinea-Bissau, Mali and Saint Kitts and Nevis. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 26, 2020
032620 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Thursday March 26th, 2020. New York State has over 33,000 cases of COVID-19, making it the 6th highest case count in the world. Falling behind Germany and ahead of Iran. With a unanimous vote, The Senate passed the 2 Trillion-dollar stimulus bill. The House votes Friday on the largest emergency aid package in U.S. history. The Trump administration plans to get checks to taxpayers within 3 weeks of when it is signed in to law. The fatality rate in the U.S. is rising dramatically, there were 233 deaths yesterday. As we pass 1,000 total fatalities and cases in the U.S. pass 69,000. Louisiana has the fastest growth of new cases in the world, relays the New York Times. The Governor of Louisiana said current case growth was comparable to Spain and Italy. California’s cases are doubling every three to four days, according to their top health official. In Alaska, anyone arriving to the state, must self-quarantine for 14 days. Tesla will open their Buffalo NY factory to make ventilators, according to founder Elon Musk. A Holland America cruise ship reports 77 cases of COVID-19 on board. The ship’s departure was on March 7th, prior to the suspension of operations. Australia has ordered two cruise ships out of their waters and will quarantine passengers from a third reports The Washington Post. Russia saw a big increase in cases and in return Moscow has closed all non-essential businesses for a week. Iraq has extended their curfew and lockdown. As cases in Japan spike, a government Coronavirus task force has been set up. India has announced a 22.6-billion-dollar relief package. Over half a million UK residents have volunteered to support the National Health Service. The locations of U.S. and country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 69,197 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, with more than 1,040 deaths. Known active locations, with 300 or more cases, are as follows: New York 33,066, New Jersey 4,402, California 3,185, Washington 2,585, Michigan 2,286, Florida 1,965, Illinois 1,875, Massachusetts 1,838, Louisiana 1,795, Georgia 1,387, Pennsylvania 1,151, Texas 1,119, Colorado 1,086, Connecticut 875, Tennessee 806, Ohio 706, Wisconsin 623, North Carolina 563, Indiana 479, South Carolina 424, Maryland 423, Nevada 405, Arizona 402, Virginia 391, Alabama 386, Mississippi and Missouri 377, Utah 336, Arkansas 301. Global cases outside of China, with 500 or more cases: Italy 74,386, Spain 56,188, Germany 39,502, Iran 29,406, France 25,604, Switzerland 11,125, United Kingdom 9,642, South Korea 9,241, Netherlands 6,440, Belgium 6,235, Austria 6,001, Canada 3,404, Norway 3,191, Portugal 2,995, Australia 2,810, Brazil 2,563, Sweden 2,554, Israel 2,495, Turkey 2,433, Malaysia 2,031, Denmark 1,997, Czech Republic 1,775, Ireland 1,564, Luxembourg 1,333, Japan 1,307, Ecuador 1,211, Chile 1,142, Pakistan 1,106, Poland 1,085, Thailand 1,045, Romania 1,029, Finland 915, Saudi Arabia 900, Indonesia 893, Russia 840, Greece 821, Iceland 737, South Africa 709, Philippines 707, India 694, Singapore 631, Panama 558, Estonia 538, Qatar 537, Slovenia 528, Argentina 502. First cases reported in Libya. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 25, 2020
032520 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Wednesday March 25th, 2020. A deal has been reached on the historic 2 Trillion-dollar Coronavirus Relief Package; the vote will take place in the Senate later today. According to CNN, this is one of the most expensive and far reaching measures in the history of Congress. Monies will be set aside to help individuals and families, small businesses, hospitals and distressed companies. President Trump stated that he would like the country “raring to go by Easter”. 15 states and 30 municipalities have issued some type of “Stay at Home” order, with more states expected to join soon. Impacting more than 55% of the U.S. population. The White House has requested that anyone who left New York City in the last few days, should self-isolate for 14 days. The IOC announced that The Olympics and Paralympics will be postponed until 2021. India has put their entire 1.3 billion residents under complete 21-day lockdown. One third of the global population is now under orders to stay at home. Spain has asked NATO for help, reports The New York Times, as cases and the death toll continue to rise. Spain has now had more fatalities than China. Prince Charles has tested positive for Coronavirus, the 71-year-old is said to be displaying mild symptoms. The Queen remains in good health, according to The Palace. Pakistan will suspend all train and air travel in an attempt to control the spread of the virus. New Zealand has declared a “State of National Emergency”. The locations of U.S. and country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 55,225 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, with more than 800 deaths. Known active locations, with 200 or more cases, are as follows: New York 25,665, New Jersey 3,675, California 2,644, Washington 2,404, Michigan 1,783, Illinois 1,535, Florida 1,456, Louisiana 1,388, Massachusetts 1,159, Georgia 1,097, Colorado 912, Texas 857, Pennsylvania 851, Tennessee 679, Connecticut 618, Ohio 564, Wisconsin 481, North Carolina 399, Indiana 366, Maryland 349, South Carolina 342, Arizona 326, Mississippi 320, Nevada 315, Utah 298, Virginia 290, Minnesota 262, Missouri 255, Alabama 242, Arkansas 230, Oregon 209. Global cases outside of China, with 300 or more cases: Italy 69,176, Spain 47,610, Germany 34,009, Iran 27,017, France 22,637, Switzerland 10,171, South Korea 9,137, United Kingdom 8,167, Netherlands 5,585, Austria 5,499, Belgium 4,937, Norway 2,868, Canada 2,792, Australia 2,364, Portugal 2,362, Sweden 2,318, Brazil 2,271, Israel 2,170, Turkey 1,872, Denmark 1,852, Malaysia 1,796, Czech Republic 1,497, Ireland 1,329, Japan 1,193, Luxembourg 1,099, Ecuador 1,082, Pakistan 1,000, Thailand 934, Poland 927, Chile 922, Finland 853, Romania 794, Indonesia 790, Saudi Arabia 767, Greece 743, South Africa 709, Russia 658, Iceland 648, Philippines 636, India 562, Singapore 558, Slovenia 528, Qatar 526, Panama 443, Bahrain 419, Croatia 418, Peru 416, Mexico 405, Estonia 404, Egypt 402, Argentina 387, Colombia 378, Lebanon 333, Iraq 316, Dominican Republic 312, Serbia 303. First cases reported in Belize, Dominica, Myanmar and Turks and Caicos Islands. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 24, 2020
032320 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Tuesday March 24th, 2020. Over 100 people died in the U.S. yesterday due to COVID-19, bringing total fatalities to just under 600. With cases approaching 46,000, The World Health Organization said the U.S. has the potential to become the new epicenter of the global crisis, reports The Washington Post. The Senate remains in discussions on a 2 Trillion dollar stimulus bill. Hawaii, New Mexico and Oregon have joined 13 other states and cities with stay at home orders, effecting 43% of the U.S. population. The Governor of Florida is requiring anyone on a flight originating in New York or New Jersey to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. The IOC will hold a call later today to discuss potential postponement of The 2020 Summer Olympics. The Secretary General of the United Nations is asking warring groups to hold a cease fire to help stop the spread of the virus, relays The Washington Post. The United Kingdom is on lockdown, with all non-essential business closed and residents told to stay home. Thailand has declared a “State of Emergency”. Italy will allow police to use drones through April 3rd, to monitor movement during the lockdown, according to CNN. Iran will extend the temporary release of 85,000 prisoners, for 25 more days. China plans to lift the lockdown on Wuhan on April 8th. The remainder of Hubei province will be open and lift the majority of restrictions on Wednesday. The locations of U.S. and country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 46,450 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States. Known active locations, with 200 or more cases, are as follows: New York 20,875, New Jersey 2,844, California 2,240, Washington 2,101, Michigan 1,324, Illinois 1,285, Florida 1,222, Louisiana 1,172, Georgia 800, Massachusetts 777, Texas 728, Colorado 721, Pennsylvania 644, Tennessee 522, Ohio 444, Wisconsin 418, Connecticut 415, North Carolina 303, South Carolina 299, Maryland 290, Nevada 265, Indiana 259, Utah 257, Virginia 254, Mississippi 249, Minnesota 235, Arizona 234, Arkansas 201. Global cases outside of China, with 300 or more cases: Italy 63,927, Spain 35,212, Germany 30,081, Iran 24,811, France 20,149, Switzerland 9,117, South Korea 9,037, United Kingdom 6,733, Netherlands 4,767, Austria 4,742, Belgium 4,269, Norway 2,647, Canada 2,088, Portugal 2,060, Sweden 2,059, Australia 2,044, Brazil 1,960, Denmark 1,703, Israel 1,656, Malaysia 1,624, Turkey 1,529, Czech Republic 1,289, Japan 1,140, Ireland 1,125, Ecuador 981, Pakistan 908, Luxembourg 875, Thailand 827, Finland 782, Poland 774, Chile 746, Greece 695, Indonesia 686, Iceland 588, Romania 576, Saudi Arabia 562, South Africa 554, Philippines 552, India 511, Singapore 509, Qatar 501, Russia 444, Slovenia 442, Peru 395, Bahrain 377, Estonia 369, Mexico 367, Egypt 366, Croatia 361, Panama 345, Colombia 306, Argentina 301. First cases reported in Grenada, Laos and Mozambique. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 23, 2020
032320 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Monday March 23rd, 2020. The National Guard has been activated and Federal disaster declarations announced for California, New York and Washington. Providing additional assistance for those states. New York State now has about 5% of all global cases according to The New York Times. New Jersey has passed California and Washington in number of diagnoses. They join Ohio, Louisiana and Delaware join 4 other states in issuing a stay at home order that effects more than 100 million U.S. residents. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19, 4 other Senators are in self-quarantine. The U.S. has more than 35,000 cases. The 3rd most in the world, behind China and Italy. 75 districts across India have issued movement restrictions until March 31st, affecting more than 750 million residents. German Chancellor Merkel is in quarantine, after coming in contact with a doctor who tested positive for the virus. Spain has extended their State of Emergency for an additional 15 days. The UK has recommended that residents with serious health problems quarantine for 12 weeks. New Zealand will move to a level 4 alert on Wednesday, closing schools and non-essential businesses and asking residents to stay at home. Australia has closed non-essential businesses and asks residents to avoid domestic travel. The locations of U.S. and country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 35,224 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States. Known active locations, with 100 or more cases, are as follows: New York 15,168, New Jersey 1,914, California 1,849, Washington 1,844, Illinois 1,049, Michigan 1,033, Florida 1,003, Louisiana 837, Massachusetts 646, Georgia and Texas 620, Colorado 591, Pennsylvania 504, Tennessee 424, Wisconsin 382, Ohio 351, Connecticut 327, North Carolina 272, Maryland 245, Virginia 219, Mississippi 207, Indiana 201, South Carolina 195, Nevada 190, Utah 182, Minnesota 170, Arkansas 165, Oregon 161, Arizona 153, Alabama 138, Missouri 130, Kentucky 103. Global cases outside of China, with 200 or more cases: Italy 59,138, Spain 33,089, Germany 26,220, Iran 23,049, France 16,257, South Korea 8,961, Switzerland 8,234, United Kingdom 5,748, Netherlands 4,217, Austria 3,759, Belgium 3,743, Norway 2,415, Sweden 1,934, Australia 1,682, Brazil 1,619, Portugal 1,600, Denmark 1,572, Malaysia 1,518, Canada 1,469, Israel 1,238, Czech Republic 1,165, Japan 1,101, Ireland 906, Pakistan 804, Luxembourg 798, Ecuador 789, Thailand 721, Finland 686, Poland 649, Chile 632, Greece 624, Indonesia 579, Romania 576, Iceland 568, Saudi Arabia 511, Qatar 494, Philippines 462, Singapore 455, Russia 438, India 425, Slovenia 414, Peru 363, Estonia 352, Bahrain 337, Egypt 327, Mexico 316, Panama 313, Croatia 306, South Africa 274, Argentina 266, Lebanon 256, Colombia 235, Iraq 233, Serbia 222, Dominican Republic 202, Algeria 201. First cases reported in Angola, Madagascar and Syria. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 22, 2020
032220 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Sunday March 22nd, 2020. With over 26,000 afflicted, the U.S. is number 4 in terms of global cases. Behind China, Italy and Spain. The FDA has approved a test that could detect COVID-19 in about 45 minutes. The CDC is offering a “Coronavirus Self-Checker” at cdc.gov. The program will ask questions about symptoms and then recommend next steps to help make decisions on appropriate medical care. Hawaii is mandating a 14 day quarantine for all incoming travelers, including residents. The Vice President and Mrs. Pence have taken the test for COVID-19, both have tested negative for the virus. The global number of cases and fatalities have doubled in the last week. Nearly 5,000 have died in Italy as cases continue to grow. The Italian Prime Minister said this is “the most severe crisis since WWII”. The Spanish government is requesting an additional 15 days to be added to the state of emergency. Bolivia will enforce a 14 day total quarantine according to CNN. In Australia, New South Wales shuts non-essential services. Mainland China reported one new case, however Hubei where Wuhan is located has marked their 4th day with no new local infection, 14 consecutive days are needed to declare the outbreak over there. The locations of U.S. and country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 26,747 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States. Known active locations, with 100 or more cases, are as follows: New York 10,356, Washington 1,647, California 1,518, New Jersey 1,336, Michigan 786, Florida 765, Louisiana 763, Illinois 753, Georgia 555, Massachusetts 525, Colorado 475, Texas 439, Pennsylvania 388, Tennessee 312, Wisconsin 281, Ohio 247, Connecticut 223, Maryland 195, North Carolina 184, South Carolina 173, Nevada 165, Virginia 152, Mississippi 140, Minnesota and Utah 138, Oregon 137, Alabama 131, Indiana 126, Arkansas 118, Arizona 104. Global cases outside of China, with 200 or more cases: Italy 53,578, Spain 28,572, Germany 23,129, Iran 20,610, France 14,485, South Korea 8,897, Switzerland 6,652, United Kingdom 5,067, Netherlands 3,643, Austria 3,021, Belgium 2,815, Norway 2,216, Sweden 1,770, Denmark 1,420, Canada 1,328, Malaysia 1,306, Portugal 1,280, Brazil 1,178, Australia 1,071, Japan 1,055, Czech Republic 995, Turkey 947, Israel 883, Ireland 785, Luxembourg 670, Pakistan 646, Thailand 599, Finland 594, Chile 537, Poland 536, Ecuador 532, Greece 530, Qatar 481, Iceland 473, Indonesia 450, Singapore 432, Saudi Arabia 392, Slovenia 383, Philippines 380, Romania 367, India 332, Peru 318, Bahrain 310, Estonia and Russia 306, Egypt 294, Mexico 251, Panama 245, South Africa 240, Lebanon 230, Iraq 214, Colombia 210, Croatia 206. First cases reported in Cabo Verde, Eritrea, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Uganda and Zimbabwe. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 21, 2020
032120 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Saturday March 21st, 2020. 75 million are being told to stay home and all non-essential businesses closed in Illinois, Connecticut, California and New York as cases in the U.S. move toward 20,000 with more than 250 deaths. LA County health officials are telling doctors to only test sick people if a diagnosis of COVID-19 would change their treatment, reports The Washington Post. A staff member in the Vice President’s office has tested positive for the virus. The U.S. has closed borders with Canada and Mexico to all but essential travel. The global diagnoses of COVID-19 is nearing 300,000 with over 11,000 fatalities. Spain’s number of cases rises to 24,926, passing Iran. The French Airforce is moving patients to the west from overcrowded hospitals in the east, according to CNN. In Colombia citizens will self-isolate for 19 days beginning March 24th. Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia has been temporarily closed. China has donated 100,000 testing kits to The Philippines. Food banks in the UK are struggling as thousands more are in need, major UK supermarkets have been asked to set aside supplies for them, according to The Guardian. China has marked their 3rd day with no new local infection, 14 consecutive days are needed to declare the outbreak over there. The locations of U.S. and country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 19,624 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States. Known active locations, with 100 or more cases, are as follows: New York 7,102, Washington 1,402, California 1,261, New Jersey 894, Illinois 584, Florida 566, Michigan 548, Louisiana 537, Georgia 485, Massachusetts 413, Texas 372, Colorado 364, Pennsylvania 269, Tennessee 228, Wisconsin 216, Connecticut 194, Ohio 169, Nevada 165, Maryland 150, North Carolina 144, South Carolina 126, Minnesota and Virginia 115, Oregon 114, Utah 112, Alabama 106, Arkansas 100, Global cases outside of China, with 200 or more cases: Italy 47,021, Spain 24,926, Iran 20,160, Germany 20,142, France 12,636, South Korea 8,799, Switzerland 5,544, United Kingdom 4,014, Netherlands 3,003, Belgium 2,815, Austria 2,664, Norway 1,994, Sweden 1,657, Denmark 1,420, Malaysia 1,183, Canada 1,085, Portugal 1,020, Japan 1,007, Brazil 977, Czech Republic 925, Israel 883, Australia 791, Ireland 683, Turkey 670, Pakistan 534, Finland 503, Greece 495, Luxembourg 484, Qatar 470, Indonesia 450, Poland 439, Chile 434, Ecuador 426, Thailand 411, Iceland 409, Singapore 385, Saudi Arabia 344, Slovenia 341, Romania 308, Philippines 307, Estonia 306, Bahrain 298, India 294, Egypt 285, Peru 263, Russia 253, South Africa 240, Iraq 208, Mexico 203, Panama 200. First cases reported in Angola, Chad, El Salvador, Fiji, Nicaragua and Niger. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 20, 2020
032020 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Friday March 20th, 2020. With over 14,000 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and over 200 fatalities, The Governor of California has issued a statewide “stay at home” order to 40 million citizens. The Mayor of New York City warns that the city is 2 to 3 weeks away from running out of medical supplies. Bank of America will allow customers experiencing hardship due to the virus to delay mortgage and credit card payments. The State Department has raised the global travel advisory to 4, do not travel. U.S. citizens abroad should return home, or make plans to stay where they are for an indefinite amount of time. The European Union is willing to extend the Brexit deadline in light of the pandemic. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Malaysia has placed a nationwide “Movement Control Order” starting Sunday, the armed forces will be used to enforce it. The president of the International Olympic Committee, said they are not considering cancelling the summer games. China has gone a 2nd day without a locally transmitted case. They need 14 days in a row to declare the outbreak over. Italy’s numbers continue to rise and as of today, they report 3,405 deaths, more than mainland China. The locations of U.S. and country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 14,250 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States. Known active locations, with 50 or more cases, are as follows: New York 4,152, Washington 1,228, California 1,044, New Jersey 742, Florida 438, Illinois 422, Louisiana 392, Michigan 334, Massachusetts 328, Georgia 288, Colorado 277, Texas 234, Pennsylvania 187, Connecticut 159, Tennessee and Wisconsin 155, Ohio 120, Maryland 108, North Carolina 103, Nevada 99, Virginia 95, Minnesota 89, Oregon 88, South Carolina 81, Utah 80, Alabama 78, District of Columbia 71, Arkansas 62, Indiana 56, Maine 52, Mississippi 50. Global cases outside of China, with 100 or more cases: Italy 41,035, Iran 18.407, Spain 18,077, Germany 16,290, France 10,891, South Korea 8,652, Switzerland 4,164, United Kingdom 3,297, Netherlands 2,468, Austria 2,203, Norway 1,802, Belgium 1,795, Sweden 1,439, Denmark 1,225, Japan 943, Malaysia 900, Canada 872, Portugal 785, Czech Republic 694, Australia 681, Israel 677, Brazil 621, Ireland 557, Greece 464, Qatar 460, Pakistan 454, Finland 400, Turkey 359, Poland 355, Singapore 345, Chile 342, Luxembourg 335, Iceland 330, Slovenia 319, Indonesia 311, Bahrain 278, Romania 277, Saudi Arabia 274, Thailand 272, Estonia 267, Ecuador 260, Egypt 256, Peru 234, Philippines 217, Russia 199, India 194, Iraq 192, Lebanon 157, South Africa 150, Kuwait 148, San Marino 144, United Arab Emirates 140, Panama 137, Argentina 128, Slovakia 123, Armenia 122, Mexico 118, Croatia 110, Bulgaria 107, Serbia 103, Colombia 102. First cases reported in Barbados, Djibouti, Gambia, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritius, Montserrat and Zambia. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 19, 2020
031920 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Thursday March 19th, 2020. The U.S. saw a more than 40% increase in cases in a 24 hour period according to CNN. There are now over 9,000 cases. China has reported no new local infections. Experts say they will need to have at least 14 consecutive days with no new local infections to consider the outbreak over, reports The New York Times. Two U.S. Congressman, have tested positive for the virus. Representative Diaz-Balart of Florida and Utah’s McAdams. In California, 3 more counties and the city of Fresno have issued a “shelter in place order” this effects nearly 1 in 4 Californian’s. The “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” which provides free testing and paid emergency leave, has been signed in to law. President Trump will invoke the Defense Production Act to provide needed medical supplies to fight the virus. U.S. Navy hospital ships will prepare to deploy to New York City, to provide additional hospital beds. The Department of Health & Human Services will permit doctors and medical professionals to practice across state lines. Italy recorded 475 deaths yesterday, its largest one day total. The lockdown measures that have been in place for Italians since the 9th will be extended. London has closed 40 tube stations and cut down bus service as they remind residents to avoid all non-essential travel, according to The Washington Post. Australia and New Zealand have closed their borders to all but citizens and residents. The locations of U.S. and country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 9,415 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States. Known active locations, with 50 or more cases, are as follows: New York 2,382, Washington 1,026, California 875, New Jersey 427, Florida 329, Illinois 288, Louisiana 280, Massachusetts 256, Colorado 216, Georgia 197 Texas 144, Pennsylvania 139, Wisconsin 106, Tennessee 98, Connecticut 96, Ohio 90, Maryland 85, Nevada 82, Michigan 80, Virginia 78, Minnesota 77, Oregon 75, North Carolina 66, Utah 63, South Carolina 60, Alabama 51. Global cases outside of China, with 100 or more cases: Italy 35,713, Iran 18.407, Spain 15,014, Germany 13,093, France 9,058, South Korea 8,565, Switzerland 3,067, United Kingdom 2,644, Netherlands 2,056, Austria 1,843, Belgium 1,795, Norway 1,631, Sweden 1,301, Denmark 1,206, Japan 924, Malaysia 900, Canada 727, Australia 681, Portugal 642, Czech Republic 572, Brazil and Israel 529, Qatar 452, Greece 418, Ireland 399, Finland 359, Luxembourg and Pakistan 335, Iceland 330, Singapore 313, Indonesia 311, Poland 305, Slovenia 286, Romania 277, Thailand 272, Bahrain 269, Estonia 267, Chile and Saudi Arabia 238, Philippines 217, Egypt 210, Turkey 191, India 176, Ecuador 168, Iraq 164, Peru 155, Kuwait 148, Russia 147, Lebanon 139, San Marino 119, Mexico 118, South Africa 116, Armenia 115, United Arab Emirates 113, Panama 109, Slovakia 105, Colombia and Croatia 102. First Cases Reported in Montenegro. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 18, 2020
031820 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Wednesday March 18th, 2020. Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 were reported in the U.S. yesterday, bringing the total to over 6,000 with more than 110 fatalities. West Virginia and The U.S. Virgin Islands confirm their first cases of the virus. Kansas has closed schools for the remainder of the school year. California will likely follow suit. Sonoma County joined 7 other Northern California counties in requiring residents to shelter in place, bringing the total to 8 million. New York City is considering a similar action. The FDA is stressing that there are NO food shortages and Americans should only buy enough food for the week ahead. The White House submitted an additional 45.8 billion in emergency funding to Congress on top of the 8.3 billion Congress approved earlier this month. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin relayed, that tax payments up to 1 million dollars can be deferred for 90 days. The Secretary also said, the White House is talking with Congress about sending checks to U.S. citizens to cushion the economic blow of the virus. As global cases near 200,000, a number of restrictions are being put in place to control the spread. All non-essential travel to the European Union has been banned for 30 days. Australia has declared a “Human biosecurity emergency”, which include a “do not travel” alert. Belgium residents are asked to stay home and limit contact with others. The Philippines have declared a “state of calamity” for 6 months, this will open up emergency funding. U.S./Canada border crossing limits are expected. The locations of U.S. and country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 6,496 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States. The U.S Virgin Islands and West Virginia report their first cases. Known active locations, with 50 or more cases, are as follows: New York 1,374, Washington 907, California 722, New Jersey 268, Massachusetts 218, Florida 211, Louisiana 196, Colorado 183, Illinois 160, Georgia 146, Pennsylvania and Texas 101, Tennessee 73, Wisconsin 72, Connecticut 68, Ohio and Virginia 67, Michigan and Oregon 65, Minnesota 60, Maryland 57, Utah 52. Global cases outside of China, with 100 or more cases: Italy 31,506, Iran 16,169, Spain 11,826, Germany 9,877, South Korea 8,413, France 7,696, Switzerland 2,700, United Kingdom 1,960, Netherlands 1,710, Norway 1,486, Austria 1,332, Belgium 1,243, Sweden 1,196, Denmark 1,091, Japan 882, Malaysia 790, Canada 596, Czech Republic 464, Australia 452, Portugal 448, Qatar 442, Israel 427, Greece 387, Brazil 346, Finland 333, Ireland 292, Slovenia 275, Singapore 266, Estonia 258, Pakistan 254, Iceland 247, Poland and Romania 246, Bahrain 242, Indonesia 227, Thailand 212, Luxembourg 203, Philippines 202, Chile 201, Egypt 196, Saudi Arabia 171, Iraq 154, India 152, Kuwait 142, Lebanon 133, San Marino 119, Peru 117, South Africa 116, Russia 114, United Arab Emirates 113, Ecuador 111. First cases of COVID-19 reported in Aruba, Bahamas, Benin, Guam, Liberia, Somalia and United Republic of Tanzania. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 17, 2020
031720 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Tuesday March 17th, 2020. Nearly 7 million residents of San Francisco and surrounding communities have been ordered to shelter in place. New Jersey has a statewide curfew, from 8PM to 5AM. Cases in the U.S. approach 5,000, with nearly 1,000 in New York State. The White House set out new guidelines to slow the spread. Asking citizens to keep gatherings to less than 10 people and avoid unnecessary travel. The New York Times notes that scientists tracking the spread believe that for every confirmed case in a community, there are 5 to 10 undetected cases. The U.S. Surgeon General has warned that if we do not take precautions like social distancing seriously and immediately, we are risking a fate similar to the situation in Italy. A vaccine trial for the virus administered the first dose to a participant Monday. Testing will take many more months. Los Angeles County is releasing inmates with less than 30 days left on their sentence. The Kentucky Derby has been postponed. Canada has closed their border to non-citizens. US Citizens and permanent residents are exempt. But all entering will face a 14 day quarantine. France began a country wide 15 day quarantine. Germany asks their citizens to stay home as the country sees an increase of over 1,000 cases in a day. The city of London requests citizens to “stop all non-essential social contact”. Global case count: 183, 441. The locations of U.S. and country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 4,661 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 49 states, the District of Columbia and 3 territories. Known active locations, with 25 or more cases, are as follows: New York 950, Washington 787, California 583, Massachusetts 197, New Jersey 186, Colorado 161, Florida 142, Louisiana 136, Georgia 121, Illinois 105, Texas 84, Pennsylvania 81, Michigan and Minnesota 54, Tennessee 52, Virginia 51, Ohio 50, Wisconsin 47, Oregon 46, Nevada 45, Connecticut 41, Maryland and Utah 39, North Carolina 34, Nebraska and South Carolina 33, Alabama 29. Global cases outside of China with 50 or more cases: Italy 27,980, Iran 14,991, Spain 9,924, Republic of Korea 8,320, Germany 7,588, France 6,664, Switzerland 2,330, United Kingdom 1,553, Netherlands 1,414, Norway 1,360, Austria 1,132, Sweden 1,121, Belgium 1,058, Denmark 1,007, Japan 833, Malaysia 566, Canada and Qatar 439, Czech Republic 383, Australia 377, Greece 352, Portugal 331, Israel 304, Finland 294, Slovenia 253, Singapore 243, Brazil 234, Bahrain 228, Estonia 225, Ireland 223, Poland 205, Pakistan 194, Philippines 187, Romania 184, Iceland 180, Thailand 177, Indonesia 172, Egypt 166, Chile 156, Iraq & Saudi Arabia 133, Kuwait 130, India 129, Lebanon 120, San Marino 109, United Arab Emirates 98, Luxembourg 94, Russian Federation 93, Peru 86, Mexico 82, Slovakia 72, Panama 69, Bulgaria 67, Argentina, Croatia and Serbia 65, South Africa 62, Vietnam 61, Algeria 60, Ecuador 58, Colombia 57, Brunei 54, Armenia 52, Albania 51, Hungary 50. First cases of COVID-19 reported in Rwanda, Seychelles, Uruguay and Uzbekistan, For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 16, 2020
031620 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Monday March 16th, 2020. New York surpasses Washington State in number of cases of COVID-19 as the U.S. total passes 3,700. That figure is expected to rise as the Vice President announced that more than 2,000 labs will have high capacity testing by today. With 1.9 million tests available this week. The CDC is recommending that for the next 8 weeks, all events involving 50 people or more should cancel or postpone. New guidelines on curfews and social distancing are expected today. New York City and Los Angeles schools, join 31 states in cancelling classes. Restrictions have been placed on dine in restaurants and bars, in a handful of cities and states, to stop the spread. California has asked those 65 and older to shelter in their homes. The first case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed aboard a Navy Ship. The Peace Corps will halt operations and evacuate more than 7,000 from 60 locations, notes The Washington Post. Argentina, Germany, Peru and Russia will close some or all borders. France has closed all but indispensable businesses and Spain has ordered all residents to remain home. The New York Times reports that there are now more cases of the virus outside of China, then in country. China records 80,680 infections, with more than 85,000 in the rest of the world. Global case count: 169,387 The locations of U.S. and country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 3,774 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 49 states, the District of Columbia and 3 territories. Known active locations, with 25 or more cases, are as follows: New York 732, Washington 676, California 475, Massachusetts 164, Colorado 136, Florida 110, Louisiana 103, Georgia 99, New Jersey 98, Illinois 95, Texas 79, Pennsylvania 69, Michigan 53, Virginia 45, Tennessee 39, Oregon 38, Ohio 37, Minnesota 35, Nebraska and Wisconsin 33, Maryland and North Carolina 32, South Carolina and Utah 28, Connecticut and Nevada 26. Global cases outside of China with 50 or more cases: Italy 24,747, Iran 13,938, Republic of Korea 8,162, Spain 7,844, Germany 5,813, France 5,437, Switzerland 2,200, Denmark 1,239, United Kingdom 1,395, Norway 1,256, Netherlands 1,136, Sweden 1,032, Belgium 886, Austria 860, Japan 839, Malaysia 428, Qatar 401, Canada 339, Greece 331, Australia 297, Czech Republic 293, Israel 251, Portugal 245, Finland 244, Singapore 226, Slovenia 219, Bahrain 214, Brazil 200, Iceland 180, Estonia 171, Philippines 170, Thailand 147, Romania 139, Ireland 129, Egypt 126, Poland 125, Iraq 124, Saudi Arabia 118, Indonesia 117, India 113, Kuwait 112, San Marino 109, Lebanon 99, United Arab Emirates 98, Luxembourg 77, Chile 75, Peru 71, Russian Federation 63, Slovakia and South Africa 61, Vietnam 56, Pakistan 53, Bulgaria 51, Brunei 50. First cases of COVID-19 reported in Central African Republic, Congo, Curacao, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Kazakhstan, Mauritania, Mayotte and Namibia For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 15, 2020
031520 This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Sunday March 15th, 2020. The Vice President announced that all travel to the UK and Ireland will be suspended as the number of countries on that list grows to 28. The UK is advising against “all but essential travel to the U.S.”. Citizens returning to major U.S. airports in an effort to beat the travel restrictions, report long lines, confusion and crowded situations that could lead to unnecessary exposure, reports The Washington Post. Prisons could be at risk for the virus, as they have in other countries, reports The New York Times. The Bureau of Prisons has suspended all visitors for 30 days, including most lawyers. President Trump has been tested for COVID-19, the results are negative. West Virginia remains the only state without a confirmed case, as numbers in the U.S. approach 3,000 with 59 fatalities. Mexico will hold a “National Distance Healing Holiday” March 23-April 19, in an effort to curb the virus, reports CNN. In Austria, The Chancellor is urging citizens to self-isolate. Norway will close borders to all foreign nationals who do not have residence permits. Poland will also close their borders to all non-citizens. The Vatican announced that Holy Week Services, leading up to Easter, will not be open to the public. Global case count: 156,400. The locations of U.S. and country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 2,952 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Known active locations, with 20 or more cases, are as follows: Washington 607, New York 524, California 377, Massachusetts 123, Colorado 102, Louisiana 77, Florida 71, New Jersey 69, Illinois and Georgia 66, Texas 62, Pennsylvania 47, Virginia 46, Oregon 35, Michigan 33, Tennessee 32, Nebraska 31, Maryland and Wisconsin 27, Ohio 26, North Carolina 23, Minnesota 21, Connecticut, Nevada and Rhode Island 20 Global cases outside of China with 40 or more cases: Italy 21,157, Iran 12,729, Republic of Korea 8,086, Spain 6,391, Germany 4,585, France 4,481, Switzerland 1,359, United Kingdom 1,143, Norway 1,090, Sweden 961, Netherlands 959, Denmark 836, Japan 773, Belgium 689, Austria 655, Qatar 337, Canada 252, Australia 250, Malaysia 238, Greece 228, Finland 225, Singapore 212, Bahrain 210, Israel 193, Czech Republic 189, Slovenia 181, Portugal 169, Iceland 156, Brazil 151, Ireland 129, Romania 123, Estonia 115, Philippines 111, Iraq 110, Egypt 109, Kuwait 104, Poland and Saudi Arabia 103, India 102, Indonesia 96, Lebanon 93, United Arab Emirates 85, Thailand 82, San Marino 80, Chile 61, Russian Federation 59, Vietnam 53, Luxembourg 51, Serbia 46, Slovakia 44, Bulgaria 41, Brunei 40. First cases of COVID-19 reported in Antiqua and Barbuda, Cayman Islands, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guadeloupe, Guinea, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 14, 2020
This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info… Just the facts… for Saturday March 14th, 2020.President Trump has declared a national emergency.This allows up to 50 billion in funds for disaster relief. FEMA will coordinate disaster response and aid state and local governments. The House passed the “Family’s First:Coronavirus Response Act” in the early hours of Saturday morning. According to speaker Pelosi, the bill will provide"free coronavirus testing for everyone who needs a test, including the uninsured." As well as"paid emergency leave with two weeks of paid sick leave and up to three months of paid family and medical leave." The Senate will vote on the bill next week. West Virginia is the only state without a confirmed case of the virus, as total cases rise to 2,195 with 49 fatalities. 46,000 schools across the U.S. have closed, effecting nearly 21 million students. The World Health Organization is urging countries to act quickly and aggressively test to fight the virus. CNN reports that Iran’s armed forces will begin clearing public spaces. With only essential business’ remaining open. Italy has suspended all civilian flight operations. The Louvre in Paris has closed. Spain’s Prime Minister declared a 15 day state of emergency. As that country reported a 1500 case increase on Saturday. Bringing total cases in Spain to 5,753 according to The Washington Post. The Post also notes that Guatemala will ban citizens of the U.S., Canada and several European and Asian countries from entering. In an effort to contain the virus, as they report their first case of COVID-19.Global case total: 147, 838. The locations of U.S. and country diagnoses in a moment. There have been 2,195 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 49 states and the District of Columbia.Known active locations, with 10 or more cases, are as follows: Washington 510, New York 421, California 314, Massachusetts 123, Colorado 77, Florida 71, New Jersey and Texas 51, Illinois 46, Georgia and Pennsylvania 42, Louisiana 36, Virginia 30, Oregon 29, Nebraska 28, Tennessee 26, Michigan 25, Nevada 19, Maryland 18, Iowa and North Carolina 17, Minnesota and Rhode Island 14, Ohio and South Carolina 13, Connecticut and Indiana 12, Kentucky 11, District of Columbia and New Mexico 10 Global cases outside of China with 20 or more cases: Italy 17,660, Iran 12,729, Republic of Korea 8,086, Spain 5,753, Germany 3,758, France 3,667, Switzerland 1,359, Norway 996, Sweden 867, Denmark 836, Netherlands 804, United Kingdom 801, Japan 725, Belgium 689, Austria 602, Qatar 337, Australia 250, Bahrain and Finland 210, Singapore 200, Canada 198, Malaysia 197, Greece 190, Israel 164, Brazil 151, Czech Republic 150, Slovenia 141, Iceland 134, Portugal 112, Estonia 109, Iraq 101, Kuwait 100, Philippines 98, Romania 97, Indonesia 96, Egypt and Lebanon 93, Ireland 90, India 87, Saudi Arabia 86, United Arab Emirates 85, Poland 84, Thailand 82, San Marino 80, Vietnam 53, Russian Federation 47, Chile 43, Serbia 41, Albania, Luxembourg, Peru 38, Algeria, Brunei, Croatia 37, Panama 36, Slovakia 32, Argentina, Bulgaria 31, Georgia 30,Pakistan 28, Belarus 27, Costa Rica and Latvia 26, Hungary 25, South Africa 24, Cyprus 21. First cases of COVID-19 reported in Cuba, Guatemala, Guyana, Jersey, Réunion, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 13, 2020
This is Coronavirus 4-1-1, the latest Coronavirus info. Just the facts for Friday March 13th, 2020. Alaska reports its first case as U.S. totals rise to 1,701 in 46 states and the District of Columbia. 41 people have died. Closings continue worldwide in an effort to contain the virus. All schools in Kentucky, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon and Washington State will close for several weeks. Major League Baseball joins the NHL, the NBA and NCAA tournament basketball in suspending or cancelling events. NASCAR will race without fans. Broadway, The Smithsonian, Disney World and Disneyland will close to combat the spread. Nepal has canceled climbing expeditions on Mount Everest, relays The Washington Post. The House votes today on a relief package to help workers and patients effected by the virus. The package will include free virus testing and paid sick leave. On Thursday, the S&P 500 suffered its biggest daily drop since “Black Monday” in 1987. Sophie Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian Prime Minister, has tested positive for the virus. The Prime Minister will self-isolate. In the U.S., the White House reports that neither The President nor Vice President would be tested after coming in contact with a Brazilian official who tested positive for COVID-19. Australia’s home affairs minister has tested positive, just a few days after meeting with Attorney General William Barr and Ivanka Trump. Global case count 135, 232.
March 12, 2020
This is Coronavirus 4-1-1, the latest Coronavirus info. Just the facts for Thursday March 12th, 2020. The World Health Organization has officially declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic, which means “the worldwide spread of a new disease”. NBC News reports that the attending physician of Congress and the Supreme Court, told senate staff that he expects 70 million to 150 million in the U.S. will contract the virus. Of those, 80% will be fine. President Trump announced that all travel from Europe to the U.S. will be suspended for 30 days. The European Commission condemned the move, noting ““The coronavirus is a global crisis, not limited to any continent and it requires cooperation rather than unilateral action”. The restrictions impact 26 countries and “did not appear to be tied to the severity of outbreaks in individual countries”, reports the New York Times. The NBA has suspended the season after a player for the Utah Jazz tested positive, the NCAA will close all tournament basketball games to fans. Actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have tested positive for the virus while traveling in Australia. Six more states report their first cases, bringing the total number in the U.S. to 1,323 in 44 states and the District of Columbia. There have been 38 deaths, the majority in Washington State. Global case total, 127,749.
March 11, 2020
This is Coronavirus 4-1-1. The latest Coronavirus info for Wednesday March 11th, 2020. The U.S. now has more than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Michigan and South Dakota report their first infections. There have been 31 fatalities. The Governor of Massachusetts has declared a “State of Emergency” as cases in the state have more than doubled. 70 of the 92 cases are related to employees of a biotech company. The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. Treasury may push back the April 15th tax deadline due to the virus. Google has recommended that all of their employees in North America work from home for the next month, reports CNN. In an effort to contain the virus in New Rochelle, New York state has set up a 1 mile containment zone and called in the National Guard for assistance. Coachella and Stagecoach, two large outdoor music festivals, are delaying the shows from April to October. Global cases total, 120,944.
March 10, 2020
This is Coronavirus 4-1-1. The latest Coronavirus info for Tuesday March 10th, 2020. Cases in China seem to be slowing, with 70% of those infected recovering. Meanwhile, Italy has put the entire country on lockdown through April 3rd, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Diagnoses in Italy have surpassed 9,000, with 463 deaths. Overtaking South Korea as the largest number of cases outside of mainland China. The BBC reports that Israel will require all persons arriving in country to observe a 14 day quarantine, this includes Israeli citizens. Ohio and Louisiana, join the list of states with confirmed cases, bringing total U.S. cases to 755 in 36 states and the District of Columbia, 26 deaths have been reported. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations have been cancelled in Dublin and Boston. As UC Berkley, NYU and The Ohio State, join a growing list of schools and universities, to suspend in person classes, in favor of online learning. Global case count, 114,595.
March 9, 2020
This is Coronavirus 4-1-1. The latest Coronavirus info for Monday March 9th, 2020. U.S. diagnoses of COVID-19 rose by more than 100 in 24 hours, as Connecticut, Iowa and Vermont confirm their first patients. Numbers in New York State continue to rise as totals top 100. There are now 564 cases reported in 34 states and the District of Columbia, with 22 fatalities. The Grand Princess Cruise ship will dock in Oakland, California later today. 1000 California residents will quarantine on military bases in state, the remainder of passengers will quarantine in Texas and Georgia, reports CNN. The State Department has advised Americans against traveling on cruise ships as they may present a higher risk of exposure. Italy, one of the hardest hit countries outside of China, has quarantined almost 16 million people in the Northern and Central regions until early April. Global case total is 111,224.
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