Last updated: COVID-19 Update: Thursday, April 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Thursday, April 16, 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

Improvements in air quality are being seen all around the world as a by-product of stay at home orders.

Doctors are hopeful as they learn more about coronavirus and how to treat it.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot reports that efforts to flatten the curve in Chicago are working, proving the value of social distancing when it comes to combatting COVID-19.

News you need to know

South Korea is reporting that over 140 patients who were believed to be recovered from COVID-19 have re-tested as positive for it again.

Italy continues to be ravaged by the disease.

President Donald Trump is refusing to sign a new bill that includes funding for the postal service. Meanwhile, the USPS warns it may have to shutter by June without stimulus funding. Americans have begun a campaign encouraging fellow citizens to purchase stamps and call their representatives to urge funding for the agency.

In March, an ice rink in Madrid was used as a temporary morgue as they were dealing with the fallout from COVID-19. That trend is now surfacing in the United States, as more than 31,000 Americans have died from the disease.

Quote of the day:

“‎I always marvel at the humans’ ability to keep going. They always manage to stagger on even with tears streaming down their faces.”~ Markus Zusak

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