Monday 6 April 2020

Covid-19: Day 98, Apr 6: 1,276,192 cases: Deaths pass 70,000: Hope for Europe: US Pearl Harbor and 9/11 moment: Rising Mississippi flooding Fear: "Horrifying global surge" in domestic violence: Law and order fears for NYC

Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle during her address to the nation and the Commonwealth amid the coronavirus outbreak: Original photo Daily Mail
Total confirmed cases yesterday, 85,000. Total confirmed cases 1,276,192 of which 36,782 are in a critical condition. Deaths, 70,000 at a rate of 5.45%.

Hope for Europe?

Italy records lowest virus death toll in over two weeks. Italy on Sunday recorded its lowest daily death toll from the novel coronavirus in over two weeks and saw the number of critical care patients decline for the second day. TL

'Pressure is easing': Spain records its third daily drop-in coronavirus deaths. Labourers build a field hospital outside the La Fe Hospital to admit patients suffering from the COVID-19 coronavirus in Valencia on April 5, 2020. AFP Spain saw its third consecutive daily decline in the number of people dying from the coronavirus pandemic as the country recorded another 674 fatalities on Sunday. TL

France reports fewer coronavirus hospital deaths in the most recent 24-hour period. France on Saturday reported 441 coronavirus hospital deaths in 24 hours, lower than the record number of 588 recorded the previous day. F24 

Holland... NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS DECREASE, Some 336 more people who tested positive for coronavirus required treatment in Dutch hospitals, the lowest reported increase in new hospitalizations linked to the virus since March 26. The data represents several days of admissions data, which brings the total number of people in the Netherlands who were hospitalized with coronavirus up to 6,622. NLT

Germany... Coronavirus deaths in Germany top 1,000 as officials say infection rate is slowing. We are seeing that the spread of the virus is getting slower... it's working," said RKI president Lothar Wieler, stressing that restrictions on public life "need to be maintained" and it was too early to hail victory. TL

'All Americans are praying for him': Donald Trump leads global good wishes for 'good friend and strong man' Boris Johnson as he spends the night in hospital 10 days after coronavirus diagnosis - as Dominic Raab prepares to chair COVID taskforce today Downing St stressed the Prime Minister will undergo tests merely as a precaution, on the advice of his doctor Admittance to an undisclosed London hospital comes 10 days after he first tested positive for the infection. DM  

Pearl Harbor and 9/11 moment: Surgeon general: 'This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans' lives'. “This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it’s not going to be localized; it’s going to be happening all over the country,” Adams said. TH

Law and order fears for NYC as nearly 10,000 NYPD and FDNY members call out sick amid a rise in burglaries. As the coronavirus takes hold around one in four FDNY are out sick as of Friday 3,000 emergency medical technicians, paramedics and firefighters called out. The number of 911 calls being placed is among the highest ever recorded. More than 400 members of the FDNY have tested positive for the coronavirus. At the NYPD one in six are calling out sick - around 6,500 members in total. DM 

Virus hot spots in South poised for disproportionate suffering With equipment shortages coast to coast, local officials are left begging residents to stay indoors. Politico

Mainland China sees rise in new coronavirus cases. Mainland China reported 30 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, up from 19 a day earlier as the number of cases involving travellers from abroad as well as local transmissions increased, highlighting the difficulty in stamping out the outbreak. Reuters 

Already Braced for Covid-19, Towns Watch the Rising Mississippi With Fear With the coronavirus already stretching supplies and budgets, local leaders worry that a flood could overwhelm them. the Mississippi has risen more than a foot in the past week, triggering emergency flood measures. And the rains keep coming. Bloomberg

UN chief warns of a global surge in domestic violence amid virus crisis. New York (dpa) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of a "horrifying global surge" in domestic violence during the coronavirus crisis, and urged governments to step up efforts to prevent violence against women, in a video message on Sunday. "We know lockdowns and quarantines are essential to suppressing COVID-19. But they can trap women with abusive partners," dpa

About 15% of cats in Wuhan infected with novel coronavirus, researchers say The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can enter the body of humans and other mammals, including monkeys, ferrets and cats. Tass  

Japan PM Abe to declare a state of emergency amid a surge in virus infections. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak in Japan, a government official said Monday, as a recent surge in infections sweeps Tokyo and other major cities. Kyodo

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Larry said...

Mornin', Gary! A couple more tidbits for you...

The successful South Korea model for battling SARS-CoV-2 is being challenged as they attempt to return to normal. The "curve" may just be the first of many waves.

A tiger in the Bronz zoo has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, caught from a handler.

Gary Walton said...

Thanks Larry