April 18, 2020
Coronavirus Daily Digest: April 17, 2020
New guidelines for reopening the country, medical workers testing positive to Coronavirus, and a potential disaster in Africa. Here’s Coronavirus daily digest 17 April 2020:
The world is closing in on 2.25 million confirmed cases, with over 154,000 and more than 572,000 have recovered. In the U.S., more than 690,000 cases have been confirmed, with over 35,000 deaths and more than 58,000 recoveries.
Nigeria recorded 51 new COVID-19 cases with a total of 493 confirmed cases, 159 cases discharged and 17 deaths.
The 51 new cases were reported from eight states which includes Lagos with (32), Kano (6), Kwara (5), Oyo (2), Katsina (2), FCT (2), Ekiti (1), Ogun (1).
The Trump administration provided new guidelines for reopening the country, but has left it up to governors to decide for each state. The national testing strategy was not included in the plan. Here’s where each state in the United States stands right now.
Trial tests of one experimental drug seems promising.
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A comprehensive look at the first 1,000 deaths in this country.
Over 500 doctors, researchers, and public health specialists signed a letter urging the FDA to scrap restrictions on blood donation from gay and bisexual men.
Facebook will start informing you if you have interacted with misinformation about coronavirus.
New data collated by Care England suggest that as many as 7,500 people may have died from the coronavirus in care homes.
Particularly in countries with a long history of herbal medicine, people are resorting to alternative treatments with little proof.
According to a new report, Africa could have about 300,000 coronavirus deaths in a best-case scenario.
WHO official reported that Africa’s COVID-19 cases may shoot up from thousands to 10 million within three to six months. But Michel Yao, head of emergency operations for WHO Africa says the tentative projection was subject to change as He noted worst-case predictions for the Ebola outbreak didn’t come true because people changed their behaviour in time.
After a review, Wuhan the central Chinese city at the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, raised its death toll by 50%.
President Buhari’s Chief Of Staff Abba Kyari has died after battling with covid-19. Before his death, he was receiving treatment at a private hospital in Lagos.
The Kano state commissioner for health has announced that Kano COVID-19 committee chairman, 3 members test positive for Coronavirus.
3 resident doctor, one consultant and a nurse all tested positive to Coronavirus at the University of ilorin teaching hospital.