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WATCH: Coronavirus daily update: April 06, 2020 – ABC News

April 7th, 2020
WATCH: Coronavirus daily update: April 06, 2020 – ABC News

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Answering the call: Working a coronavirus hotline – ABC News

April 7th, 2020
Answering the call: Working a coronavirus hotline – ABC News

Multiple states have been bombarded with thousands of calls a day. April 6, 2020, 9:14 AM 8 min read In a time of so much uncertainty, no one has all the answers, but COVID-19 hotlines across the country have assembled to try to answer some of the thousands of questions Americans are pondering right now. While hotlines cannot provide clinical advice as a doctor can, the staff can still answer questions regarding novel coronavirus testing, symptoms and prevention. Some, but not all, state health departments have set up their own hotlines, while a number of hospitals are also fielding... Read More

Coronavirus live updates: US Forces Japan declares public health emergency – ABC News

April 7th, 2020
Coronavirus live updates: US Forces Japan declares public health emergency – ABC News

A global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 10,524 people in the United States. The U.S. has by far the most cases, with more than 364,000 diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. More than 1.3 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their... Read More

Coronavirus live updates: New Jersey city mandates all workers to use face covers – ABC News

April 6th, 2020
Coronavirus live updates: New Jersey city mandates all workers to use face covers – ABC News

The death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to skyrocket as more than 9,000 people in the United States have died from COVID-19 as of Sunday afternoon, a day after the U.S. recorded its largest number of deaths in a 24-hour span. There are now more than 325,000 diagnosed cases in the U.S. and more than 1.2 million around the world. The actual number is believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases, and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks. Over 68,000 have died across the globe and more than 258,000... Read More

Esper supports Navy’s dismissal of aircraft carrier captain – ABC News

April 6th, 2020
Esper supports Navy’s dismissal of aircraft carrier captain – ABC News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper previewed the new guidance on ABC’s “This Week.” April 5, 2020, 7:33 PM 8 min read Anyone on Department of Defense property, installations or facilities must wear a cloth face covering when they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distance in public area or work centers, according to a new directive released Sunday afternoon. Defense Secretary Mark Esper had said the guidance was coming in an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday morning. “Now we’re going to move towards face covering,” he told ABC... Read More

What we’re learning from online coronavirus screening project – ABC News

April 5th, 2020
What we’re learning from online coronavirus screening project – ABC News

About 20% of people using the tool reported severe symptoms. April 4, 2020, 9:14 AM 6 min read With symptoms of the novel coronavirus overlapping with allergies, the common cold, influenza and asthma exacerbations, many wonder if their symptoms are COVID-19 and warrant a trip to the doctor’s office. To help the public gauge the seriousness of would-be COVID-19 symptoms, one group of doctors from the Emory University School of Medicine in Georgia, created an online tool, the Coronavirus Checker. It helps people decide if their symptoms call for immediate action. Since it... Read More

‘Courageous, resilient’: Detroit police solider on, despite COVID-19 outbreak – ABC News

April 5th, 2020
‘Courageous, resilient’: Detroit police solider on, despite COVID-19 outbreak – ABC News

Behind the NYPD, DPD has some of the highest quarantine numbers in the country. April 4, 2020, 6:54 PM 6 min read At a community event in Detroit in March, where a number of Detroit Police Department officers were present, the moderator of that event later tested positive for COVID-19. Detroit Police Chief, James Craig, advised that it’s uncertain how the disease spread among his members. “I don’t think anybody can definitively say how [this spread],” Craig told ABC News. The Center for Disease Control has said that the organization is “still... Read More

Surprising COVID-19 hot spots: Why coronavirus still threatens rural areas – ABC News

April 5th, 2020
Surprising COVID-19 hot spots: Why coronavirus still threatens rural areas – ABC News

It’s common for viruses to trickle into rural areas after hitting cities first. April 4, 2020, 10:42 PM 6 min read These past several weeks, national attention regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has been focused on known urban hotspots such as New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. However, a troubling new trend is emerging: outbreaks in rural communities. Dr. Marynia Kolak is the assistant director for Health Informatics at the Center for Spatial Data Science at the University of Chicago, which recently released a U.S. COVID-19 Atlas, providing county-level data on COVID-19... Read More

South Korea’s COVID-19 test makers in high demand – ABC News

April 5th, 2020
South Korea’s COVID-19 test makers in high demand – ABC News

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has received requests from 121 countries to export or donate coronavirus testing supplies, according to one government official. To meet the sudden surge of demands from foreign countries, Seoul has set up a task force with online updates and contact information of 29 Korean manufacturers and exporters specializing in COVID-19 diagnostic devices. “Forty-five different countries are asking to get our product. They are asking us, sometimes from an embassy or some government or some president. They are sending [requests] directly by email [to me],”... Read More

Some states turn to election security funds to fight COVID-19 – ABC News

April 5th, 2020
Some states turn to election security funds to fight COVID-19 – ABC News

The states include political battlegrounds of Pennsylvania and Ohio. April 4, 2020, 1:55 PM 7 min read With the country in crisis mode responding to the coronavirus, several states are now turning to their election security funds from the massive stimulus package signed by President Trump amid plans to cover unanticipated costs stemming from the virus. ABC News has confirmed that several states— including the political battleground states of Pennsylvania and Ohio as well as Rhode Island, Connecticut, Tennessee, and Alabama—are either now using or intend to use election security... Read More