- Coronavirus confirmed in all U.S. states as death toll rises and world faces long-term turmoil – Washington Post
- Covid-19 hits doctors, nurses and EMTs, threatening health system – Washington Post Health care workers have been put at risk by the nature of their jobs, but by shortages of protective equipment such as N95 face masks and inefficient diagnostics, which was delayed for weeks while the virus spread around the country undetected.
- World Health Organization holds press conference on the coronavirus pandemic – MSNBC
- A chilling scientific paper helped upend U.S. and U.K. coronavirus strategies -Washington Post [Link to Study]
- COVID-19 spread is fueled by ‘stealth transmission’ – Live Science People with COVID-19 who didn’t get diagnosed, likely because they didn’t feel very sick, were the source of at least two-thirds of documented COVID-19 cases in China in the early days of the outbreak. [Link to Study]
- Two Women Fell Sick From the Coronavirus. One Survived. – NYT Two young female healthcare professionals in Wuhan, China timeline of onset and outcomes.
- New Coronavirus Stable for Hours on Surfaces – NIH
- We’re not going back to normal – MIT Technology Review Social distancing is here to stay for much more than a few weeks. It will upend our way of life, in some ways forever.
- U.S. border with Canada closing to ‘non-essential traffic’ in effort to slow coronavirus spread – Washington Post
- Health care workers getting sicker from coronavirus than other patients – CNN
- [Opinion] The Single Most Important Lesson From the 1918 Influenza – NYT Containment — the attempt to limit spread of a virus and even eliminate it — has failed.
Editor’s note: Regarding the case counts below, please consider due to limited testing capabilities, the real number of cases could be considerably higher.
- Links to individual U.S. State Health Departments
- Oregon: State announces 18 new COVID-19 cases – Oregon.gov
- Georgia: 25 new coronavirus cases in Georgia – News 4 146 reported cases of COVID-19 in Georgia by noon Tuesday
- Colorado: Weeks Ahead Of When Coronavirus Will Peak In Colorado, Hospitals Are Already Seeing Shortages – Colorado Public Radio
- New York: New York City ‘almost to point’ of recommending ‘shelter-in-place – Reuters
- North Carolina: Cases jump to 70; virus now reported in 19 counties – Fox 8 News
- Florida: 314 & counting: Florida’s coronavirus cases include 13 Jacksonville patients – Jax4News
- Links to individual European Country MOH websites
- Italy: Reports 3,526 new infections, 345 new deaths, boosting its total to 31,506 cases – CIDRAP Hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients in northern Italy and facilities elsewhere in the country feeling pressure from rising activity outside the main hot spots, Italian government officials today announced that this year’s graduating medical students will skip qualifying tests, allowing them to start working 8 or 9 months earlier than expected.
- Spain: Total cases climbed to 11,178 with 1,978 new cases and 491 more deaths. 43% of the country’s cases are from Madrid – CIDRAP
- France: Cases increased to 7,730, with the addition of 1,097 new cases reported – CIDRAP
- Germany: Reporting 1,723 new cases, raising its total to 7,156 cases, 12 of them fatal – CIDRAP Berlin announced a plan enlist the armed forces to build a 1,000-bed hospital in the city to treat serious cases.
- UK: Manchester prisoner tests positive for coronavirus – 13 other inmates are in isolation as a precaution – Manchester Evening News
- EU Press Conference on Coronavirus
- South Korea MOH Updates
- South Korea: Nursing hospital reports alarming uptick in cases – Washington Post A nursing hospital in Daegu raising alarm about the possible reversal of a downward trend in infections. 74 new infections can be traced to the local hospital, which specializes in care for elderly patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
- Southeast Asia Region: WHO urged countries to step up aggressive response measures – CIDRAP The number of confirmed cases rose to 480, including 8 deaths. Within the region’s 11 countries, 8 have reported cases, most of them from Thailand (177), Indonesia (134), and India (125). More clusters are being confirmed.Singh also warned that some countries are clearly headed toward community transmission, trends that need to be reversed.In another part of Asia, Malaysia reported 120 more cases, raising its total to 673, and its first 2 deaths, Anadolu Agency news reported today. The country is experiencing a resurgence of cases following a mass gathering at a mosque outside of Kuala Lumpur. The country recently announced restrictions on religious activities through the end of the month.
- Japan: Yet to hit peak in coronavirus infections – Kyodo News
- Brazil: The number of confirmed cases has jumped to 291, and reported its first death of a 62-year-old man with underlying health conditions in Sao Paulo – CIDRAP
- Mauritius restricts travel to the country – BBC
- South Africa: Hundreds stranded on ships off Cape Town – BBC
World Health Organization (WHO)
SITUATION IN NUMBERS total (new) cases in last 24 hours Globally: 179,111 confirmed (11,525) 7,426 deaths (475) Western Pacific Region: 91 779 confirmed (289) 3357 deaths (23) European Region: 64 188 confirmed (8506) 3108 deaths (428) South-East Asia: 508 confirmed (124) 9 deaths (2) Eastern Mediterranean Region: 16 786 confirmed (330) 873 deaths (3) Regions of the Americas: 4910 confirmed (2234) 68 deaths (18) African Region: 228 confirmed (42) 4 deaths (1)
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
|Regions||Locations||Confirmed Cases||Deaths||Confirmed cases < 15 days|
|Africa||Central African Republic||1||0||1|
|Africa||Democratic Republic of the Congo||3||0||3|
|America||Antigua and Barbuda||1||0||1|
|America||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||1||0||1|
|America||Trinidad and Tobago||5||0||5|
|America||United States of America||4661||85||4572|
|Asia||United Arab Emirates||98||0||77|
|Europe||Bosnia and Herzegovina||21||0||21|
|Other||Cases on an international conveyance Japan||696||7||0|
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Total cases: 3,487
- Total deaths: 68
- Jurisdictions reporting cases: 53 (49 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
Data include both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 reported to CDC or tested at CDC since January 21, 2020, with the exception of testing results for persons repatriated to the United States from Wuhan, China and Japan. State and local public health departments are now testing and publicly reporting their cases. In the event of a discrepancy between CDC cases and cases reported by state and local public health officials, data reported by states should be considered the most up to date.
- How to Handle Packages During the Coronavirus Pandemic – NYT Related: Here’s how long the coronavirus can live in the air and on packages – MIT Tech Review
Science and Tech
- Gene sleuths are tracking the coronavirus outbreak as it happens – MIT Tech Review
- What is herd immunity and can it stop the coronavirus? – MIT Tech Review
- Pfizer and Biontech to co-develop potential COVID-19 vaccine – Pfizer
- When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready? – Guardian
- Hologic’s Molecular Test for the Novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization – Hologic
- Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID19 mortality and healthcare demand – Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team
- Substantial undocumented infection facilitates the rapid dissemination of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) – Science
- Breadth of concomitant immune responses prior to patient recovery: a case report of non-severe COVID-19 – Nature
- Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1 – NEJM
Pre-Pub (not yet peer reviewed, should not be regarded as conclusive)
Infographics for Briefings
- Coronavirus mapped: the latest figures as the outbreak spreads – Financial Times
- Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in a visual explainer (updated daily) – South China Morning Post
- Visualizing the spread of the coronavirus – USA Today
- Economic Impact Infographics – Forbes
Policy & Guidance
- U.S. Marine Corps Disease Containment reparedness Planning Guidance for 2019 Novel Coronavirus – USMC
- Preparing for COVID-19 : Guidance for Pacific Islands and areas in the WHO Western Pacific Region – WHO Pacific Region
- US Dept of Labor OSHA Recommendations for COVID-19 – US Dept of Labor