Coronavirus live updates: data, infections, deaths USA, India, UK...

Coronavirus live updates: data, infections, deaths USA, India, UK...

Coronavirus live: latest Covid-19 updates

The total number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 worldwide has now topped the 300,000 mark. Once again, a big shout out to the all the health workers on the front line of this global crisis. Their sacrifice should not and will not be forgotten. 

Updates on the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases, deaths and discharged patients, both in India and throughout the world.

All the latest information on state-by-state measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in the USA. 

Fair to say the Republican State Assembly Speaker in Wisconsin, which has issued a mandatory state-wide quarantine, may be sending mixed messages here. 

US President Donald Trump is holding his daily coronavirus briefing at the White House as US cases near the 400,000 mark. 

Real Madrid's Toni Kroos has stated that he is not in favour of the reduction of player salaries as football clubs struggle to deal with the financial fallout from the coronavirus crisis.

As the death toll in New York City passes 4,000, it's as good a time as any to remember that while people may be suffering during the Covid-19 pandemic, nobody is doing more to try and help people than the hard-pressed emergency services across the world

An incredible decision from Daily Mirror football journalist David Anderson, who is giving up his day job for a few weeks to be a volunteer driver for the UK's National Health Service...

France death toll surpasses 10,000

France recorded its largest daily death toll of 1,414, bringing its total to 10,328.

“We are not yet at the peak of the epidemic because every night there are a little more patients in the hospital and every night there are a little more patients to be treated in intensive care," said Jerome Salomon, director of the public health authority. "We have reached a level never before seen in France. We are still only in the ascending phase of the epidemic, even if it is slowing down a little.”

Some of the latest coronavirus figures worldwide, with cases topping 1.4 million now and over 81,000 deaths in total. In some heartening news, the number of recoveries has passed the 300,000-mark, which is testament to the professionalism and sacrifice of all front line health workers battling the pandemic. 

New York having to consider all the alternatives

As the epicentre of the US coronavirus spread, New York looks to public land as a temporary burial site.

Italy daily death toll rises but increase in active cases at lowest since quarantine began

Italy's daily death toll rose again to 604 after a drop off yesterday. However, the encouraging news was that the country recorded its lowest daily increase in new cases since the start of quarantine. There were 880 new cases over the last 24-hpur period.

Young people reminded

Covid-19 can affect everyone.

Small business support in the USA

If you run a small business in the United States then you will want to know how you can take advantage of the government’s support. Read on...

FIFA guidelines surrounding pandemic

World football's governing body has released new information on the legalities of the game amid the current crisis.

Lufthansa to shut budget subsidiary.

Lufthansa will reportedly shut down its budget subsidiary, Germanwings, as demand has plummeted in the airline industry due to coronavirus crisis. The move will see the size of Lufthansa's fleet reduce substantially as it looks to cut costs amid the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Denmark plan for lockdown easing

Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen has announced plans for daycare nurseries, kindergartens and primary schools to reopen from 15 April.

This makes it the second European nation to reveal a schedule to ease the lockdown restrictions, following the measure taken in Austria.

The PM did warn, however, that “daily life is not going to return to what it was before for the time being. We will live with many restrictions for many more months.”

Spanish football plan for return to action

A flurry of games in the summer months is the answer to completing the season.

History of the pandemic

How the New Yorker has shown through its front pages the progression of the Covid-19 crisis in the USA.

Swedish government pushes for wider powers

A bill is being put forward which would grant the Swedish govt wider powers to take steps such as closing transport hubs if needed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, say Reuters.

'Today, we have decided on a bill to give us the tools to be able to act quickly with more measures if needed,' Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lovin told a news conference after the government had held talks with opposition parties.

'This proposal applies only to actions associated with the coronavirus and for a limited time only.' The increased executive powers, initially limited to three months, include the right to shut airports and railway stations without parliament's prior approval. However, parliament can reverse measures in subsequent votes. 

Uncertainty remains in every walk of life including LaLiga. Javier Tebas, the league's president, has given three dates for when football might return. 

Sailing factory joins Covid-19 fight

Owners of a factory ship moored off southern France which normally turns seawater into bottled mineral water have converted it to make sanitising solution in the fight against the coronavirus, report Reuters.

At the start of the year, the 179-metre long Odeep One began making bottled water pumped from the depths of the Mediterranean but since April 1 the plastic bottles which roll off its production line have contained alcohol solution instead. The French owners of the Panama-flagged ship currently produce just over 43,000 of the 600 millilitre bottles a day but they soon hope to more than double capacity to over 750,000 bottles a week, according to technical director of the parent company OFW Ships, Charles Denise.

'Sailors are used to helping with rescue operations, it's in their DNA. And sailors are flexible,' he said.

UK PM letter arrives

This week sees the Prime Minister's letter pop through British letter boxes. Boris Johnson is currently in intensive care as he aims to recover from Covid-19.

Hackers target World Health Organisation

More than 200 VPN servers have been compromised in a massive campaign by hackers, according to a report by leading Chinese internet provider Qihoo 360. It speculated in the report that the East Asia-based DarkHotel hacking group attacked Chinese agencies for reasons linked to the pandemic. Many companies are more vulnerable than ever given the switch to remore work. 

Masking the disease

The Ukraine has made wearing face masks or respirators in public a mandatory requirement as they look to stem the spread of coronavirus. This follows numerous other measures, including group gathering restrictions and limits to people visiting parks and sports areas.

The CDC has updated their guidance on wearing a mask and provided advice on how to make and maintain your own at home. See below...

North Korea

Which countries have yet to confirm coronavirus cases?

At the time of writing, 13 nations have yet to confirm any positive Covid-19 cases.

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Global death rate from Covid-19 passes 75,000 mark

Daily Covid-19 monitoring centre the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering have confirmed that the overall global fatality rate from coronavirus has passed the 75,000 mark. The hardest hit nations are USA (10,900) Spain (13,700) and Italy on over 16 thousand with these three countries contributing to over 54% of the total world-wide death toll.

UK

When are the 'peaks' expected in the US, UK & India?

With a semblance of normal daily beginning to resume to daily life in many Chinese cities and a number of European nations such as Spain, Germany, Austria and Denmark seeing the 'curve' flatten, many are asking when are these peaks expected in the major global nations such as the USA, UK and India?

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Maybe this is why Trump is pushing hydroxychloroquine.

Spain fatality rate increases after four consecutive drops

Having witnessed four consecutive daily drops in the death rate, today the Spanish Ministry for Health confirmed that the total fatality rate for the past 24 hours represents an increase with 743 fatalities related to the Covid-19 virus.

Trump's use of hydroxychloroquine splits medical opinion

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, said on Sunday that people with coronavirus should try the anti-malaria drug. "What have you got to lose?" he said repeatedly. It is splitting opinion, however, as some have backed Trump for giving patients hope while Anthony Fauci, the medical officer most visible during US' treatment of the virus, says it can't be considered a knock-out drug.

Japan declares state of emergency

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged that his government would do its utmost to protect people's lives as he declares a state of emergency in the country affecting heavily populated areas.

Abe announced the state of emergency for the capital Tokyo and six other prefectures, for a period of about one month, after earlier on Tuesday getting the green light from a panel of experts.

His cabinet will also finalise a massive stimulus package worth 108 trillion yen ($990 billion) - equal to 20% of Japan's economic output - to cushion the heavy impact of the pandemic, and the emergency restrictions, on the world's third-largest economy.

91 crammed into Hong Kong bar during lockdown

A raid on a Hong Kong bar found 91 people crammed into the premises. Hong Kong still has lockdown measures in place and public gathering remains banned along with the operation of bars. 700 bottles of liquor were also uncovered during the raid.

Colombia extends quarantine period through to 27 April 

Colombian president Ivan Duque announced the new steps adding that citizens over the age of 70 must stay home through to 30 May. 1,579 positive Covid-19 cases have been reported in the South American nation with 59 fatalities as a result of the virus.

China reports no new deaths for 24 hours

China has recorded no new deaths in the last 24 hours, which is the first time this has happened for weeks. The numbers had been dropping for several days and reach the single digits in recent days. Over 3,000 people have died from the virus in China but with the country coming out of lockdown, slowly, it seems the country has turned a corner. 

International leaders send well wishes to virus-stricken Johnson

Several world leaders have sent their best wishes to Boris Johnson, who was moved to intensive care after his coronavirus illness worsened yesterday. David Cameron, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May all sent their support to the sickly PM.

Drop in cases in China

Mainland China reported on Tuesday a drop in cases of the new coronavirus after closing its borders to virtually all foreigners to curb imported infections, while the central city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, did not record any virus-related deaths for the first time since the outbreak began.

Nigeria Covid-19 at a glance

The latest statistics and figures relating to the coronavirus pandemic in the West African nation.

Johnson

Gove offers Boris Johnson update

As we speak, the prime minister is in intensive care, stated Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove this morning speaking to BBC.

US Surgeon General: “This week will be our Pearl Harbor moment". 

Scientific data indicates that the US will reach its peak number of deaths from coronavirus on April 16 and Surgeon General Jerome Adams gave a stark warning about what is expected from the next wave of the virus.

This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment. What is more alarming is that it is going to spread across the nation,” he said during an interview with Fox News.

Liverpool retract furlough decision

Having been criticised for a decision to furlough some non-playing staff, Liverpool have now changed their approach.

In a communique the Anfield outfit stated: "We believe we came to the wrong conclusion last week to announce that we intended to apply to the Coronavirus Retention Scheme and furlough staff due to the suspension of the Premier League football calendar, and are truly sorry for that"

Sport: Bayern return to training

German champions Bayern Munich returned to training yesterday albeit in separate groups and under strict medical supervision. International goalkeeper Manuel Neuer admitted later that it was a very 'unusual feeling'.

Covid-19 (Brazil)

The Brazilian government have confirmed that 67 people have died in the past 24 hours due to the virus bring the fatality total to 553. Positive cases have grown to a cumulative total of 12,056.

Political support for Johnson

Political figures across the world have shown their support for the British PM who remains in an intensive care unite in a London hospital. Spain's Pedro Sanchez was one of many leading global rulers to take to social media with words of support for Johnson.

No Chinese deaths for first time since January

The Chinese National Health Commission confirmed that for the first time since issuing daily data related to the Covid-19 pandemic, today was the first day where no reported deaths were recorded relating to the virus.

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Johnson's condition dominates the front pages in the UK today

British PM remains in intensive care

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson was been moved to an intensive care unit on Monday evening at London's St. Thomas’ Hospital, No.10 Downing Street has confirmed. 

Johnson had been diagnosed with coronavirus ten days ago and was admitted to hospital on Sunday due to persistent symptoms.

On Sunday, Downing Street had stated that the decision to hospitalise the prime minister was taken as a “precautionary step”.

Covid-19 (at a glance figures)

Cases-Deaths

USA: total confirmed cases 367,650 / total Covid-19 deaths: 10,943

Italy: total confirmed cases 102,547 / total Covid-19 deaths:16,523

Spain: total confirmed cases 136,675 / total Covid-19 deaths: 13,241

Germany: total confirmed cases 103,375 / total Covid-19 deaths: 1,810

France: total confirmed cases 98,010 / total Covid-19 deaths: 8,911

*source (Worldometer 08:00 CEST)

Good morning and welcome to our live coronavirus blog. Over the course of the day, we will be bring you all the latest news relating to the Covid-19 virus from around the world on 7 April. At the time of writing, the virus has claimed over 74,000 lives with over 1.3 million positive cases currently confirmed around globally.
 

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