Last updated: COVID-19 Update: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Tuesday, April 7, 2020


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There’s a lot going on. Here are today’s COVID-19 updates that you should know.

Your daily dose of hope

There is good news from Italy:

Hospitalizations in New York are down, although they are experiencing high death tolls.

Health care workers are not only responding to the crisis with incredible bravery, but are also inspiring others during moment of fear. Watch this nurse singing Amazing Grace during a morning staff meeting.

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the UK, remains stable. In a statement on Tuesday, a Downing Street spokesman said: “The prime minister has been stable overnight and remains in good spirits. He is receiving standard oxygen treatment and is breathing without any other assistance. He has not required mechanical ventilation or non-invasive respiratory support.”

News you need to know

New York is reporting its deadliest day yet due to the coronavirus. By Tuesday, 5,489 New Yorkers had lost their lives to COVID-19, up from 4,758 a day earlier, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced.

Michigan’s two largest health care providers have about 2,200 staff members affected by Covid-19. “The numbers represent a growing concern among those in the industry because of the threat to health care workers and the depleted workforce left to care for the growing number of serious cases,” said Ruthanne Sudderth, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Health and Hospital Association.

There are stark racial lines with regard to who is dying from coronavirus in the United States, with reports around the nation showing that black Americans are dying at a much higher rate.

Brazil is facing immense struggles against the virus, with fears that Indigenous communities in the Amazon region and elsewhere in Brazil are in danger of being “wiped out” by the coronavirus, according to health experts.

Data of the day

Infographic: COVID-19: Has The U.S. Closed The Testing Gap? | Statista

(You can find more infographics at Statista)

Quote of the day:

“‎My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That’s just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.”― Jandy Nelson

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