Updates from the White House
From CNN: President Trump warned the nation that everyone will be facing a “very very rough two weeks” in the coronavirus pandemic.
“I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead. We're going to go through a very tough two weeks,” Trump said at the daily coronavirus task force briefing on Tuesday.
He says he hopes after that the country might see some “light at the end of the tunnel.”
Trump also said that there are almost 10,000 ventilators being “held back” from distribution because “the surge is coming.”
Healthcare Workers at Great Risk
Out of the 629 cases of the novel coronavirus in Minnesota, 173 of them are health care workers, Minnesota Department of Health spokesperson Doug Schultz told CNN.
These numbers suggest that seven in 25 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota are healthcare workers. Although the figures are specific to Minnesota, they paint a much larger portrait of the risks that health workers must confront nationwide.
Newsworthy Developments for March 31, 2020
Reporting from the New York Times:
- Models predicting expected spread of the virus in the U.S. paint a grim picture.
- President Trump strikes a somber note as he warns of a “painful two weeks ahead.”
- The Trump administration had invoked the Defense Production Act hundreds of thousands of times, but hesitated when the virus hit.
- Trump says he “hasn’t heard about testing for weeks,” but governors say they still lack test kits.
- Stocks dipped as Wall Street finished its worst month since 2008.
- The C.D.C. is reviewing its guidance on wearing masks.
- Asian countries see that success containing the virus can be tenuous, a worrisome sign for the rest of the world.
COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance
Cases and Data
The following data comes from the most recent information published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Total cases: 163,539
- Total deaths: 2,806
- Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
Current Sources and Origins
- Travel-related: 1,042
- Close contact: 2,919
- Under investigation: 159,578
Stay At Home States and Social Distancing Rules
More states across the country continue to impose or increase directives to keep people at home in efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus. For complete details, refer to our map of statewide and limited orders in place across the nation, which is updated each weekday.
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