April 22, 2020
Coronavirus Daily Digest: April 22, 2020
So far, no drugs have been clearly effective in treating COVID-19; the second wave with the flu season could be worse; war on COVID as military are deployed. Here’s Coronavirus daily digest 22 April 2020:
- As of today, the global confirmed cases has reached 2.6 million, with almost 182,000 deaths and over 700,000 recoveries. In the U.S., there’s over 837,000 confirmed cases, 46,000 people have died, and over 83,000 have recovered.
- Nigeria recorded 91 new cases of COVID-19 from nine states – Lagos (74), Katsina (5), Ogun (4), Edo (2), Delta (2), FCT (1), Adamawa (1), Kwara (1), Oyo (1). The country has 873 confirmed cases, 197 discharged and 28 deaths.
- New drug guidelines for treating COVID-19 states that so far, no treatment has been proven effective. In a preliminary study, the anti-malarial drug promoted by President Trump was linked to higher death rates.
- The director of CDC says that coinciding with the flu season, a second wave of COVID, could be worse than what we’re experiencing now.
- An autopsy report has showed that the first COVID-19 death in the U.S. happened on February 6 in California, weeks earlier than the Washington case previously purported to be the first.
- According to a new poll, two-thirds of Americans support vote-by-mail in November election. Nineteen (19) people connected to the polling have tested positive, two weeks after Wisconsin held controversial in-person elections.
- Much is yet to be known about how the virus behaves. There’s a new developments that patients have a propensity for developing blood clots, and the maker of a widely used rapid-response test says it can produce false negatives.
- Countries around the world are struggling to figure out safe ways to ease restrictions.
- The U.N. warns that novel coronavirus pandemic may cause a global famine of “biblical proportions.”
- Spain Coronavirus Cases Steady as the nation extends lockdown till May 9, but will allow children out on short walks.
- In China, some COVID-19 patients are testing positive, two months after recovering from the disease. Meanwhile in South Korea, they’ve been similar recurrences, researchers believe these patients are far less infectious.
- Stay-at-home orders have it’s impact on climate as Earth becomes cleaner and wilder.
- In Uganda, six Chinese nationals have been convicted by the country’s court for escaping from a hotel in Kampala where they were quarantined.
- South Africa in a bid to enforce lockdown and to stop the spread of coronavirus, more than 70,000 extra troops will be deployed. This is the biggest army deployment for domestic purpose since the end of apartheid in 1994.
- State governors in the North ban Almajiri educational system, deport kids to state of Origin as the region battles growing cases of COVID-19.
- 36 state governors have recommended a two-week national inter-state lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.