April 3, 2020
Coronavirus Daily Digest: April 3, 2020
Nearly a quarter of a million cases have been confirmed in the U.S.; UK builds a 4,000 capacity hospital; and Africa braces for potential catastrophe. We’ve got the latest on COVID-19 here and worldwide:
Yesterday the global figure of confirmed cases passed the one-million mark. Right now, it stands at 1,083,823, with 58,000 deaths and 227,745 recovered. In the U.S. more than 266,558 cases have been confirmed, with 6,800 deaths. With New York City having more than a quarter of those deaths.
For the first time, U.S. saw more than a 1,000 deaths in a single day, the White House is expected to tell Americans to wear face coverings when they leave their homes.
Dr. Fauci said they should be a mandatory stay-at-home order in all 50 states. A dozen states have yet to issue such directive.
Could the blood of Covid-19 survivors help save current patients’ lives?
Despite a widespread shortfalls in blood supply, the FDA has relaxed donation guidelines for gay men and others.
Nine (9) out of ten (10) children worldwide are out of school at this moment. The effect could be felt for years.
UK Army builds 4,000-bed capacity ‘Nightingale Hospital’ for COVID-19 patients in nine (9) days. Queen Elizabeth to address the nation on coronavirus on sunday night
As countries across the African continent brace for Covid-19 pandemic, some have only a few ventilators. One has just three ventilators.
Life inside one of the hospital in Spain, a country where 10,900 have already died. The library has been transformed into a makeshift ICU.
In Ecuador’s largest city, bodies are being left in hospitals, at people’s residence, and even in the street.
Six (6) new confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria, with the 6 cases from Osun state. One hundred and ninety (190) cases have been confirmed, twenty(20) cases have been discharged and two deaths from COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria.
Ondo State records it’s first positive COVID-19 case, as the governor announced that the patient is under isolation and being monitored.
Lagos State government has identified Eti-Osa, Ikeja and Lagos mainland area as the hot spot of the Covid-19 cases in the State.
Governor Umahi has ordered security agent in the state to arrest anyone not wearing a face mask.
And lastly, because you need a good laugh: Video meetings have become a new way of life for a lot of us. Be careful which filters you use, or you might wind up a potato.
These are the Coronavirus Daily Digest: 3 April, 2020.