May 13, 2020
Coronavirus Daily Digest: May 12, 2020
The dire warning from Dr. Fauci, Russia infection spikes and Wuhan to test all resident for covid-19. Here’s Coronavirus daily digest 12 May 2020.
The world has now seen 4.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, and nearly 292,000 deaths. More than 1.5 million people have recovered. In the U.S., more than 1.4 million cases have been confirmed. Over 81,000 people have died, and close to 297,000 have recovered.
In Nigeria, 146 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were reported from 20 states- Lagos(57), Kano(27), Kwara(10), Edo(9), Bauchi(8), Yobe(7), Kebbi(4), Oyo(4), Katsina(3), Niger(3), Plateau(2), Borno(2), Benue(2), Sokoto(2), Gombe(1), Enugu(1), Ebonyi(1), Ogun(1), FCT(1), Rivers(1). Till date, 4787 cases have been confirmed, 959 cases have been discharged and 158 deaths have been recorded so far.
The United States’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci warns Congress that if the country reopens too soon during the coronavirus pandemic, it will result in “needless suffering and death.”
Despite President Trump’s claims that cases are dropping everywhere, a White House task force report shows the virus spreading far from the coasts. Two new reports released by the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention portray a harrowing picture of the grip and spread of the virus in parts of the United States.
Three days after a top aide to Vice President Pence tested positive, the White House made official for its employees to wear masks but President Trump won’t be wearing one.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented need for contact tracers to halt the spread of covid-19. With that in mind, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health unveiled a course on the online platform Coursera to teach people the fundamentals of contact tracing.
As the world confronts the deadly pandemic, several countries in Asia have been hailed for curbing the spread within their borders. But in the face of this pandemic, victory can be elusive and fleeting. Infections in Singapore, a city-state and island country in maritime Southeast Asia of fewer than 6 million people, have more than a hundredfold in two months — from 226 in mid-March to over 23,800, the most in Asia after China, India and Pakistan. Just after six new cases, Wuhan plans to test all 11 million residents for coronavirus.
Experts says covid-19 is not just a respiratory disease, it affects the whole body.
Factory and construction workers in Russia resumes despite a new 10,899 coronavirus cases which gave Russia the second highest number of infections in the world after the United States.
Brazil’s coronavirus cases surpass Germany, as the country registered 9,258 new cases and a daily death toll of 881 deaths in the last 24-hour.
Canada is now the 11th nation to record more than 5,000 deaths as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said major reforms were needed for seniors‘ residences, where more than 80 percent of the victims lived.
South Africa becomes the first country in the world to receive one thousand state-of-the-art ventilators from the United States.
In India’s Narendra Modi the country’s prime minister has announced $270bn economic package to boost the country’s growth as it grapples with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and weeks-long lockdown.