been on shutdown.
Official Reporting for March 27, 2020
|WHO SITREP #69||ECDC Country Data||Johns Hopkins|
|Confirmed Cases||634,835||715, 660||735,560|
Total deaths: 2,112
Travel Related: 712
Close Contact: 1,326
Under Investigation: 83,318
Total Cases: 85,356
New York: Reported 6,120 more cases and 82 more deaths for a total of 59,513 cases, 965 of them fatal.
New Jersey: Reported 2,262 more cases, for a total of 13,383,
Maryland: Hogan issues stay-at-home order for Maryland; new cases announced one day after a record 16 fatalities reported – Washington Post
California: Reports 69 more cases for a total of 5,718. CIDRAP
Michigan: Detroit becomes a hot spot, where hospitals are overrun and at least 39 police officers have been sickened, 2 of them fatally. CIDRAP
Illinois: Reports 4,596 cases, most are from Chicago and Cook County. Chicago’s McCormick Place is being converted into a 3,000-bed COVID-19 treatment center The Cook County Sheriff’s Office has so far reported 89 infections in inmates and 12 in staff..CIDRAP
Spain: Reported its highest number of deaths (838), but the number of daily new cases declined from 8,189 to 6,549. Spain has reported 78,797 cases, 6,528 of them fatal. Madrid is one of the hardest-hit area. CIDRAP
Italy: Reported 5,217 more cases, 756 new deaths, with a total of 10,779 fatalities. CIDRAP
Russia: Moscow’s mayor issued a stay-at-home order starting tomorrow affecting 12.7 million people. Moscow has recorded 1,014 cases new cases. CIDRAP
Iran: Reporting 38,309 cases, with 123 more deaths that lift the country’s fatality count to 2,640. CIDRAP
South Korea: Reported 105 new case, total of 9,583. Due to a continuing rise in imported cases, the country today announced that travelers from Europe and the United States must self-quarantine for 14 days. CIDRAP
Singapore: Reported 42, 24 of them imported, for a total of 844. CIDRAP
China: Reported 45 more cases, 44 imported and 1 local case in Hunan province. CIDRAP
Science and Tech
GigaGen jumps into COVID-19 arena with polyclonal antibodies – Fierce Biotech Mining the blood of recovered patients for treatments during a pandemic isn’t a new idea. Takeda and Grifols are already doing it, working on antibody-rich drugs made from the plasma of patients who have fought off COVID-19 infection. But a small South San Francisco startup thinks its approach could be even better.
How 3D printing could save lives in the coronavirus outbreak – MIT Tech Review Digital manufacturers are stepping in to crank out nasal swabs, ventilator parts, and more as critical supply chains fail.
Sequencing the Genome of the Virus behind COVI-19 – Johns Hopkins Hub Inside the molecular diagnostics laboratory at Johns Hopkins Hospital, while health care workers and hospital staff work tirelessly to process patient tests, Thielen and Mehoke, members of APL’s Research and Exploratory Development Department and the Johns Hopkins Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance, are waiting for the positive tests. Certainly, positive tests are no cause for celebration, but for Thielen and Mehoke, they are a key to learning more about the rapidly spreading virus.
La Jolla Institute for Immunology to host coronavirus immunotherapy clearinghouse – Eureka Alert Immunology (LJI) has been awarded a $1.73 million grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a Coronavirus Immunotherapy Consortium (CoVIC) as part of the foundation’s global efforts to stem the tide of the current coronavirus outbreak, the Institute announced today. Antibody therapies are often the first novel therapies advanced for an emerging infectious disease.