Latest News Surrounding COVID-19
Latest News Surrounding COVID-19
April 6, 2020 by eMedEvents

With over 312,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S. and with the pandemic expected to peak in the weeks ahead, more extreme measures may be taken, as the U.S. congress debates on the best course of action moving forward. As of right now, the U.S. has had over 10,000 deaths, which forced a statement from the president warning the American citizens that the nation will see “even more deaths, there will be a lot of deaths unfortunately”. White House coronavirus correspondent Deborah Birx, has even come out and warned people to not leave their houses for grocery or pharmacy needs. New York and its bordering state New Jersey, are the worst affected areas inside the U.S. with New York having over 125,000 confirmed cases, and New Jersey having 37,500 cases. New York governor Andrew Cuomo, said on Monday, that he was going to double the fine for social distancing violations to $1000. The pandemic has gotten so bleak, that Surgeon General Jerome Adams has even gone on to say that “next week is going to be like our pearl harbor moment”.

Hospitals being overwhelmed by COVID-19:

With hospitals on low medical supply around the world, HCPs are struggling to contain the outbreak. Treatment centers have been reporting shortages of N95 respiratory masks, gloves, testing kits and thermometers, and cannot ensure the safety of their HCPs. Worldwide, there have been over 1.3 million confirmed coronavirus cases, which have resulted in more than 70,000 deaths.

Auto insurance companies helping their customers:

All State insurance company is returning $600 million dollars in auto insurance premiums, as the pandemic has stopped many travelers and commuters from driving to different states and cities for work The company claimed that customers would receive 15% of their monthly premium in the months of April and May. Another U.S. auto insurance company, American Family, has said that they will be returning $200 million dollars to their customers, stating each individual will be receiving $50 per vehicle covered.

Upward Trend:

However not all news received about the coronavirus has been negative.

  • Italy, who was the worst in Europe, in terms of confirmed deaths caused by the coronavirus, has reported that it has just posted it’s lowest death total, in two weeks.
  • UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson spent this previous Sunday night in a hospital, because he was reported to have corona-like symptoms for the past 10 days, is reportedly in good spirits and is hoping to make a speedy recovery.
  • (Domestically), researchers claim, that one state is starting to see the positive affects social distancing is producing. The state of North Carolina has significantly reduced their projected fatality rate, in the last two weeks. According to University of Washington researchers, the number of people projected to die in the state is 500, which is nearly 1/5th of the original projection two weeks ago, at 2,400. Researchers now believe North Carolina hospitals have enough equipment to treat their patients and help combat COVID-19.
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