CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: April 8th

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 1,447,516 (up from 1,359,010 yesterday)

Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 83,113 (up from 75,906 yesterday)Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 308,659 (up from 293,454 yesterday) US has 400,549 Confirmed Cases and 12,857 Deaths, up from 367,650 cases and 10,943 deaths yesterdayUS is 17th in Death Rate per 1 Million People, at 39 Deaths per Million. By comparison, Spain has 311 deaths per million, Italy has 283, France 158 and Sweden 59 Deaths per 1 Million peopleNYC Deadliest Day So Far: 731 COVID-19 Deaths on Tuesday https://apnews.com/72a432c5ef566621f3b288146d2bc00dThis brings New York State's deaths to 5,489, with New York City accounting for over 4,000 of that total.At this point, New York accounts for nearly half of the total deaths in the US.Statewide, New York has over 140,00 confirmed cases.Since last Friday, the total number of new admissions to New York area hospitals has plateaued and declined slightly since Sunday, an indicator that the viral outbreak may have peaked and that Social Distancing efforts were effective at slowing the spread.The actual death toll in New York may be much higher, as many people have died at home and aren't yet tested and classified as COVID-19.As many as 280 people are dying per day in their own homes or apartments in New York City, most are presumed to be victims of the virus. https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/08/829506542/after-deaths-at-home-in-nyc-officials-plan-to-count-many-as-covid-19According to the New York City Fire Department, over the past two weeks, more than 2,192 people have died in their own homes, and 75% of those are presumed COVID-19 deaths.One City Councilman Tweeted that the NYC Coroner's office has designated a city park for use as a temporary burial site for COVID-19 deaths. https://theweek.com/speedreads/907102/new-york-city-plans-temporarily-bury-coronavirus-victims-park, https://fortune.com/2020/04/06/new-york-city-park-burials-coronavirus-covid-19/20% of NYPD Calls In Sick https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/us/nypd-coronavirus-out-sick/index.htmlThe New York City Police Department has lost its 12th member to a suspected case of coronavirus this week.On Monday, 6,974 uniformed members of the NYPD were out sick, accounting for 19.3% of the Department's uniformed workforce, according to department's daily report. That number has jumped from 12% on March 28.Currently, 1,935 uniformed members and 293 civilian members tested positive for the coronavirus, the NYPD said.Another 993 officers have presumed cases and are awaiting test results.France Temporarily Surpasses US With Deadliest National Daily Total: 1,417 Dead Monday https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11349914/france-coronavirus-worst-world-death-toll/Frace was among the last European nations to ban travel from China, Italy and other outbreak hotspots.Its overall death toll now stands at 10,328 with only Italy (17, 127), Spain (14,045) and USA (12,857) recording more deaths.France's record daily death toll Monday surpasses the previous global highs set by Italy (919), Spain (961) and the USA (1,330). However, the US experienced 1,880 deaths on Tuesday. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52209954Jerome Salomon, head of France's public health authority, said the figures included 7,091 people who had died in hospitals, but only partial data about those who had died in Nursing Homes, Homeless Shelters or at private residences, so actual death totals were likely much higher.Now Even Antarctica Not Safe From COVID-19 https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/americas/greg-mortimer-cruise-ship-coronavirus-intl-hnk/index.htmlCruise ship from Australia was set to sail to Antarctica and S Georgia island to view penguins, seals, and whales, and set sail in late March.Over 60% of passengers on board have tested positive for COVID-19, another 20% have suspected cases with test results pending.The ship is moored off Uraguay. Various countries are working with authorities to evacuate their citizens, including passengers from the United States who have tested positive.COVID-19 Killing More Brittons Than The Blitz https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11345450/coronavirus-uk-death-toll-cases-record/The UK had 786 known COVID-19 deaths yesterday, including a 23 year old with no underlying health conditions.By comparison: The worst day of The Blitz bombings by Germany in World War II killed 131 people.Department of Health estimates the actual total COVID-19 deaths is likely higher, as it did not include figures from Whales, Northern Ireland or Leeds, and also failed to count those who may have died at home.The UK estimates over 1,000 people have died in their own homes in the past week and many of those are not yet counted as COVID-19 deaths due to lack of testing.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson continued his Critical Care battle with COVID-19, is receiving oxygen but has not been put on a ventilator. He remains the official head of state of the United Kingdom.Governor Cuomo to Lift Ban on Hyroxychloriquine https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/new-york-county-executives-want-cuomo-to-lift-restrictions-on-hydroxychloroquine-treatmentAndrew Cuomo has reversed his earlier position banning the use of Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment in New York.The Governor had allowed the drug to be studied for possible use for COVID-19 and conceded positive results in 2 weeks of testing in the state.He's asked the Federal Government to increase its supply of the drug to New York hospitals and pharmacies.President Trump has taken significant criticism for suggesting the use of the drug as a possible treatment for COVID-19, but always under the advice and care of a Doctor.Trump May Restrict Funding to WHO Over Handling of Coronavirus https://www.foxnews.com/politics/who-director-faces-growing-calls-to-resign-over-handling-of-coronavirus-chinaTrump said in a Tuesday briefing the World Health Organization "...got every major call wrong" in their Coronavirus response.The WHO Director has received broad criticism for failing to call COVID-19 a Pandemic even after the outbreak was apparent on every continent and in 130 countries.WHO also praised China's response to the Virus and called Trump's January travel ban racist and unnecessary, before reversing that stance in late February.The US has provided the WHO with as much as 60% of its funding since 2012.Trump tweeted Tuesday night that funding would be put on hold until an investigation could be completed.

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