COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE: MARCH ARCHIVES

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by Art and Maura Keene

UPDATE FOR TUESDAY  MARCH 31 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 5,752
Deaths: 56
Source: MA DPH and NBC Distribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 164,359
Confirmed Deaths – 3,173
Source: Worldometers (Note:  Worldometers, NPR, New York Times, MSNBC, and John’s Hopkins University sites appear to be tracking case counts dynamically.  CDC’s site is filled with useful information but only updates its case counts once daily at noon).

Confirmed Cases Worldwide – 802,369
Deaths:  38,990
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Live Updates from the Washington Post
(Washington Post)
Nurses Die, Doctors Fall Ill, Panic Rises, in NYC Emergency Rooms
(New York Times)
The Social Distancing Culture Wars Have Begun. The Consequences Could Be Disastrous.
(The Atlantic)
Northampton Health Director: What Happens if You Test Positive for COVID-19?
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Coronavirus Kills its First Democracy; Hungary.
(Washington Post)

UPDATE FOR MONDAY  MARCH 30 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 4,955
Deaths: 48
Source: MA DPH and NBC (note: MA DPH has not updated their site since 3/28). Distribution of cases by MA county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 142,793
Confirmed Deaths – 2,513
Source: Worldometers (Note:  Worldometers, NPR, New York Times, MSNBC, and John’s Hopkins University sites appear to be tracking case counts dynamically.  CDC’s site is filled with useful information but only updates its case counts once daily at noon).

Confirmed Cases Worldwide – 735,796
Deaths:  34,845
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines Until End of April
(Washington Post)
EPA, Citing Coronavirus, Drastically Relaxes Rules for Polluters
(New York Times)

UPDATE FOR SUNDAY  MARCH 29 as of 9 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 4,257
Deaths: 44
Source: MA DPH and NBC (note: MA DPH has not updated their site since 3/28). Distribution of cases by MA county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 123,781
Confirmed Deaths – 2,229
Source: Worldometers (Note:  Worldometers, NPR, New York Times, MSNBC, and John’s Hopkins University sites appear to be tracking case counts dynamically.  CDC’s site is filled with useful information but only updates its case counts once daily at noon).

Confirmed Cases Worldwide – 680,696
Deaths:  31,920
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
How the Pandemic Will End
(The Atlantic)
How the Virus Has Transformed the 2020 Elections
(New York Times)
States Desperate for Medical Equipment
(Washington Post)
CDC Issues Travel Advisory for Tri-State Area
(The Guardian)
The Missing Six Weeks. How Trump Bungled the Most Important Test of His Life.
(The Guardian)
The Four Possible Time Lines for Life Returning to Normal
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE FOR SATURDAY  MARCH 28 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 3,240
Deaths: 35
Source: MA DPH and NBC (note: MA DPH has not updated their site since 3/24). Distribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 104,256
Confirmed Deaths – 1,704
Source: Worldometers (Note:  Worldometers, NPR, New York Times, MSNBC, and John’s Hopkins University sites appear to be tracking case counts dynamically.  CDC’s site is filled with useful information but only updates its case counts once daily at noon).

Confirmed Cases Worldwide – 614,063
Deaths:  28,238
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Baker Announces Travel Advisory for Massachusetts
(Mass.gov)
It’s Here. Caution, Worry, Take Root as COVI-19 Cases Increase in The Valley.
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Interview with Anthony Fauci: The Coronavirus is Not Under Control.
(Washington Post)
Massachusetts Corona Virus Cases Way Under-reported Experts Say
(Boston Herald)
Trump Admin Fumbled Its Initial Response to Coronavirus. Is There Enough Time Left to Fix It?
(Time)

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY  MARCH 27 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 2,417
Deaths: 25
Source: MA DPH and NBC (note: MA DPH has not updated their site since 3/21). Distribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 85,612
Confirmed Deaths – 1,301
Source: Worldometers (Note:  Worldometers, NPR, New York Times, MSNBC, and John’s Hopkins University sites appear to be tracking case counts dynamically.  CDC’s site is filled with useful information but only updates its case counts once daily at noon).

Confirmed Cases Worldwide – 549,359
Deaths:  24,872
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
US Now Has Most Cases Worldwide. Experts Say it is Just the Beginning
(CNN)
Northampton Mayor Tests Positive for COVID-19
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY  MARCH 26 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 1,838
Deaths:15
Source: MA DPH and Boston News 7 (note: MA DPH has not updated their site since 3/21). Distribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 68,594
Confirmed Deaths – 1,036
Source: Worldometers (Note:  Worldometers, NPR, New York Times, MSNBC, and John’s Hopkins University sites appear to be tracking case counts dynamically.  CDC’s site is filled with useful information but only updates its case counts once daily at noon).

Confirmed Cases Worldwide – 488,055
Deaths:  22,049
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Senate Approves $2T Relief Bill

Baker Extends School Closings Through May 4

More Than 20,000 infected with COVID in NYC. Death Toll Rises to 88 in a Single Day.

Can the US Hold a Free and Fair Election During a Pandemic?

Trump Team Failed to Follow NSC’s Pandemic Playbook

Trump Administration Outbids Governors for Critical Medical Equipment

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY  MARCH 25 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 1,159
Deaths:11
Source: MA DPH and Boston.com (note: MA DPH has not updated their site since 3/21). Distribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 54,935
Confirmed Deaths – 784
Source: Worldometers (Note:  Worldometers, NPR, New York Times, MSNBC, and John’s Hopkins University sites appear to be tracking case counts dynamically.  CDC’s site is filled with useful information but only updates its case counts once daily at noon).

Confirmed Cases Worldwide – 435,366
Deaths:  19,618
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Senate and White House Reach Agreement on Historic Stimulus Package

Trump in Tug of War with Scientists Over Policy

Local Grocery Stores Adapt to Pandemic with New Hours, Pick-Uo and Delivery Services.

Scramble for Medical Equipment Descends into Chaos as US Hospitals Compete for Supplies

UPDATE FOR TUESDAY  MARCH 24 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 777
Deaths: 9
Source: MA DPH and NBC (note: MA DPH has not updated their site since WED 3/17).

Confirmed Cases in USA – 46,168
Confirmed Deaths – 582
Source: Worldometers (Note:  Worldometers, NPR, New York Times, MSNBC, and John’s Hopkins University sites appear to be tracking case counts dynamically.  CDC’s site is filled with useful information but only updates its case counts once daily at noon).

Confirmed Cases Worldwide – 392,427
Deaths:  17,148
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
WHO Official Warns US Could Become Next Virus Epicenter

Trump Considers Reopening The Economy Over Health Experts’ Objections

Baker Orders Stay at Home Advisory. Orders Non-Essential Businesses to Close

UPDATE FOR MONDAY  MARCH 23 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 646
Deaths: 5
Source: MA DPH and NBC (note: MA DPH has not updated their site since WED 3/17).

Confirmed Cases in USA – 35,060
Confirmed Deaths – 457
Source: Worldometers (Note:  Worldometers, NPR, New York Times, MSNBC, and John’s Hopkins University sites appear to be tracking case counts dynamically.  CDC’s site is filled with useful information but only updates its case counts once daily at noon).

Confirmed Cases Worldwide – 349,841
Deaths:  15,307
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
GOP and DEMS Clash Over Covid Bailout Bill.

Baystate Confirms 39 COVID-19 Cases; Cooley Dickinson, 5 with No Inpatients.

Confirmed Count Could Be Less Than 10% of Real Total

Eight States Now Have Shelter In Place Orders

GOV Bakers Orders Closure of Non-Essential Businesses. Issues Stay at Home Advisory.

Yale Experts Push Back Against Administration’s Proposal To Just Let Virus Run Its Course

UPDATE FOR SUNDAY  MARCH 22 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 525
Individuals Currently Under Quarantine in MA – 2054
Deaths: 2
Source: MA DPH and ABC

Confirmed Cases in USA – 26,892
Confirmed Deaths – 348
Source: Worldometers (Note:  Worldometers, NPR, New York Times, MSNBC, and John’s Hopkins University sites appear to be tracking case counts dynamically.  CDC’s site is filled with useful information but only updates its case counts once daily at noon).

Confirmed Cases Worldwide – 315,442
Deaths:  13,591
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
DOJ Seeks Expanded Emergency Powers Amid Pandemic Including Indefinite Detention Without Trial.

UPDATE FOR SATURDAY  MARCH 21 as of 9 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 413
Individuals Currently Under Quarantine in MA – 1168
Deaths: 1
Source: MA DPH and NBC

Confirmed Cases in USA – 19,774
Confirmed Deaths – 275
Source: Worldometers (Note:  Worldometers, NPR, New York Times, MSNBC, and John’s Hopkins University sites appear to be tracking case counts dynamically.  CDC’s site is filled with useful information but only updates its case counts once daily at noon).

Confirmed Cases Worldwide – 284,008
Deaths:  11,838
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
One in Five Americans Ordered to Stay Home. CA, CT, IL, NY and PA Now on Lockdown.

Health Workers Equipment Shortage Reaching Crisis

Baystate System Has 17 Cases of COVID 19

Virus Could Overwhelm US Without Urgent Action Experts Say

U.S. Intelligence Reports from JAN and FEB Warned About Likely Pandemic

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY  MARCH 20 as of 9 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 328
Individuals Currently Under Quarantine in MA – 1168
Deaths: 0
Source: MA DPH

Confirmed Cases in USA – 14,366
Confirmed Deaths – 217
Source: Worldometers (Note:  Worldometers, NPR, New York Times, MSNBC, and John’s Hopkins University sites appear to be tracking case counts dynamically.  CDC’s site is filled with useful information but only updates its case counts once daily at noon).

Confirmed Cases Worldwide – 254,654
Deaths:  10,440
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
CA Now Under Lockdown. 40M Residents Ordered to Stay Home

Several Senators Face Public Fury for Insider Trading on Advanced COVID-19 Information

Understanding What Works: How Some Countries are Beating Back Coronavirus

Torrent of Job Losses Threatens to Overwhelm US Economy

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY  MARCH 19 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 256
Individuals Currently Under Quarantine in MA – 1168
Deaths: 0
Source: MA DPH

Confirmed Cases in USA – 9364
Confirmed Deaths – 153
Source: Worldometers (Note:  Worldometers, NPR, New York Times, MSNBC, and John’s Hopkins University sites appear to be tracking case counts dynamically.  CDC’s site is filled with useful information but only updates its case counts once daily at noon).

Confirmed Cases Worldwide – 225,628
Deaths:  9278
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Cooley-Dickinson – Two Test Positive
These Places Could Run Out of Hospital Beds
200 of Baystate’s 12,000 Employees Now Under Quarantine
Young Adults Make Up Big Portion of Hospitalizations in US
Heed Asia’s Lessons from Past Epidemics to Beat Corona Virus
Trump Admin Proposes almost $2 Trillion in Spending in Response to Pandemic
An Economic History Lesson for Dealing with Corona
What Amherst Area Businesses Are Open?

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY  MARCH 18 at 8 AM 
Confirmed Cases in MA – 218
Individuals Currently Under Quarantine in MA – 445
Deaths: 0
Source: MA DPH

Confirmed Cases in USA – 6533
Confirmed Deaths – 108
Source: NPR (Note:  NPR, New York Times, MSNBC, and John’s Hopkins University sites appear to be tracking case counts dynamically.  CDC’s site is filled with useful information but only updates its case counts once daily at noon).

Confirmed Cases Worldwide – 204,044
Deaths:  8,205o
Source: Worldometerssee also: Johns Hopkins University.

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