There’s a lot going on. Here are today’s COVID-19 updates that you should know.
Your daily dose of hope
Apple and Google are partnering up to assist with contact tracing – a crucial element to stopping the spread of COVID-19.
There is clear evidence that social distancing is stopping the spread of coronavirus, and that states that enacted strict and early distancing avoided the overwhelming of their hospital systems. Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the number of coronavirus patients in intensive care units across the state dropped in the last day,
Dr. Anthony Fauci stated that “antibody tests that would verify whether a person recently had the novel coronavirus could be available within a week a week or so,” stating, “we’re going to have a rather large number of tests that are available.”
News you need to know
“The UK has recorded its worst daily fatality rate yet during the coronavirus crisis, a higher number in a single day than any experienced by Italy or Spain. A record 980 people were announced to have died in UK hospitals in the preceding 24 hours, taking the total to 8,958.”
Global deaths related to COVID-19 surpassed 100,000, while the total cases passed 1.5 million.
Overwhelmed by those who have died from COVID-19, New York City began hiring workers to dig mass graves for coronavirus victims on Hart Island. Those being buried in the graves have no known next of kin, or families that are unable to pay for funerals.
Quote of the day:
“Your heart will become a dusty piano in the basement of a church and she will play you when no one is looking. Now you understand why it’s called an organ.” ―Rudy Francisco
Data of the day
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