Last updated: COVID-19 Update: Monday, April 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Monday, April 13, 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

According to a Forbes report, a blood cancer drug from British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca is showing early promising results in later-stage COVID-19 patients.

The World Health Organization reports that 70 coronavirus vaccines are in development around the world, including three that have already gone into human trials.

Spain, one of the hardest hit countries, is beginning to allow some non-essential workers to return to work.

News you need to know

In New York, the death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 10,000, but Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday that the worst is over.

The Navy reported its first death from the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

COVID-19 continues to disrupt food supply chains, impacting distribution of products like milk and meat products and resulting in empty shelves at some grocery stores. Some dairies have been forced to dump their milk.

Smithfield, one of the largest pork processing plants in the US, announced that is it closing until further notice in the wake of employees testing positive for COVID-19.

Quote of the day:

“‎Empathy has no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of ‘You’re not alone.’” ― Brené Brown

Data of the day

Statistic: Total number of cases and deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States as of April 12, 2020* | Statista

Find more statistics at Statista

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