Friday, May 29, 2020

Wuhan Virus Dashboard

We update the Wuhan virus data below every morning at 9 a.m. ET.

1. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9 a.m.ET: 1,688,709 РTotal deaths: 99,846 РTotal recoveries: 451,745 РActive Cases: 1,137,616.

2. World: Total confirmed cases as of 9 a.m.ET: 5,529,601 РTotal deaths: 347,166РTotal recoveries: 2,318,612 РActive Cases:2,863,823

+505 Americans died yesterday from the Wuhan virus

3. Gov. Andrew Cuomo reverses Executive Order sending positive virus patients to nursing homes. He may soon be under an independent investigation regarding his EO.

4. Gilead gets FDA authorization for remdesivir to treat coronavirus, Trump says

5. Michigan, Maine, Arizona, Ohio, Illinois and more extend stay-at-home orders

6. State Representative in Illinois files suit against Governor for stay-at-home order, judge rules in favor

7. Pennsylvania removed more than 200 probable deaths from their tally, questioning reporting of COVID death

 

 

8. W.H.O: President Trump halts funding to the World Health Organization until a complete review is finished

Munch More

Major League Baseball owners reportedly approved a plan that could start the Wuhan virus delayed season around the Fourth of July in ballparks without fans.

Spring Training plan: Spring training could start in early-to-mid June and the National League would use a designated hitter during the 2020 season, according to multiple reports.

 

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Patients in New York hospitals must now test negative for the coronavirus before they can be discharged to nursing homes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.

What happened: On March 25, Cuomo signed a controversial Executive Order that nursing homes cannot deny admission or readmission on the basis of a positive or suspected COVID-19 case.

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Amtrak is the latest transportation provider to require all passengers to wear facial coverings or masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, beginning Monday.

Amtrak said in a news release: “Facial coverings can be removed when customers are eating in designated areas, in their private rooms, or seated alone or with a travel companion in their own pair of seats. Small children who are not able to maintain a facial covering are exempt from this requirement.”

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from a Baltimore hospital on Wednesday, the Supreme Court said in a statement. Her release comes just a day after the court said she was¬†treated¬†for acute cholecystitis, which was described as a “benign gallbladder condition.”

A statement on her behalf stated: “Justice Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital. She is doing well and glad to be home. The Justice will return to The John’s Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, for follow-up outpatient visits over the next few weeks to eventually remove the gallstone non-surgically.”

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On Monday, the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) announced that it would be using UVC light to disinfect some subway trains overnight.

What the head of the NYC MTA said: “Next week will begin piloting UV cleaning on subway cars and buses,” Sarah E. Feinberg, the interim president of the New York City Transit Authority, said in a¬†virtual press conference¬†Monday. “We‚Äôre looking to see if UVs are more efficient and less expensive.”

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