COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE APRIL ARCHIVES

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by Art and Maura Keene

The Indy’s COVID-19 Daily Update will post the daily confirmed case count for Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Massachusetts, for the nation and for the globe.  

Making Sense of the Numbers
Authorities caution that the confirmed case count is a substantial underestimate of the actual number of cases because access to testing in the United States is still severely limited.  Only about 10% to 15% of all cases are being confirmed in the U.S. said Andrew Lover of UMass Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences. (For more information on testing see here and here, and here and here). 

We rely on well-vetted sources to produce our daily update and draw mostly from the following: Center for Disease Control,(CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Johns Hopkins University, Yale School of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Washington PostNew York Times, The Guardian, NPR, MSNBC, NBC, Stat News, and the Twitter feeds and/or blogs of Andy Slavitt, Greg Gonsolves, Ezekiel Emanuel, Marc Lipsich, and David Wallace-Wells.

The Daily Update will also post links to the latest news articles covering the emergency for Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden Counties as well as timely announcements.

Note: We began posting our daily update on March 18, 2020. Postings for the month of March are archived here.

RESOURCES
What To Do If You Are Sick.
Town of Amherst COVID-19 Information Page
Tracking COVID-19 in Western Massachusetts
State by State Coronavirus Tracking Tool
How To Make Sense of Coronavirus Numbers
How to Make Sense of the Statistics
Covid by the Numbers. Data Tracker.
Washington Post Guide to the Pandemic
How Long Does Coronavirus Live on Different Surfaces
Advice for Safe Grocery Shopping
Which Mask Should You Wear

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY  APRIL 30 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 60,265
Deaths: 3,405
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 1,064,572
Confirmed Deaths – 61,669
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide –3,236,097
Deaths: 228,610
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
COVID-19 Deaths Hit Single Day High in MA
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Hopes Rise for Experimental Drug Therapy for COVID-19
(Washington Post)
Reopening Some States Increases Risk for Coronavirus Surge in Others
(STATNews)

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY  APRIL 29 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 58,302
Deaths: 3,153
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 1,035,765
Confirmed Deaths – 59,266
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide –3,151,603
Deaths: 218,490
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Baker Extends MA Stay-At-Home Closures to May 18
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Coronavirus Has Now Killed More Americans Than Vietnam War
(NPR)
A Country Transformed: One Million Infections in 100 Days
(New York Times)
What Will It Take for Americans to Travel Again?
(Forbes)
Push to Reopen Runs Against Wary Consumers and Workers
(Washington Post)
Masha Gessen: How Coronavirus Has Shattered the Myth of College in America
(The New Yorker)

UPDATE FOR TUESDAY  APRIL 28 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 56,462
Deaths: 3,003
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 1,010,507
Confirmed Deaths – 56,803
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide –3,081,457
Deaths: 212,337
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
CDC Adds Six New Symptoms to Coronavirus List
(NPR)
How New Zealand Eliminated Coronavirus
(CNN)
WHO Warns Pandemic is Far From Over
(New York Times)
Simulation Suggests 12 More Weeks of Closure Needed in MA to Protect Against Late Summer Surge
(Boston.com)
African Americans Bear The Brunt of COVID-19’s Economic Impact
(The Guardian)
Amid Pressure for More Testing, White House Puts States In Charge
(Washington Post)
What Should Federal Testing Look Like? A Top Expert Explains
(Washington Post)
The New Politics of Care: The Right Response to COVID-19 is a Massive Jobs Program Putting People to Work to Secure Public Health
(Boston Review)
What the COVID-19 Crisis Reveals About American Medicine
(The New Yorker)

UPDATE FOR MONDAY  APRIL 27 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 54,938
Deaths: 2,899
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 987,322
Confirmed Deaths – 55,415
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide –3,017,989
Deaths: 207,724
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
After Embrace of Harsh Restrictions, New Zealand Claims Elimination of Coronavirus.
(CNN)
The Virtual Campus in the Time of COVID-19: Student Narratives
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
COVID-19 in Massachusetts and Hampshire County
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Young and Middle-Aged People Barely Sick with COVID0-19 Are Dying of Strokes
(Washington Post)
States Prepare to Relax Coronavirus Restrictions
(Washington Post)
Seven Lessons From Abroad That American Governors Should Not Ignore as They Prepare to Re-open Their Economies
(ProPublica)
Former Officials Propose $48 Billion Bipartisan Package for Effective Testing and Tracing
(NPR)
What is Contact Tracing and How Will it Help Combat COVID-19
(Time)

UPDATE FOR SUNDAY  APRIL 26 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 53,348
Deaths: 2,730
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 960,896
Confirmed Deaths – 54,265
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide –2,936,358
Deaths: 203,703
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Local Farmers Challenged by Pandemic
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Testing Remains Scarce as Governors Weigh Reopening States
(New York Times)
Why Experts Are Questioning Two Hyped Anitbody Studies
(The Guardian)
Jeffry Sachs on the Catastrophic American Response to Coronavirus
(The New Yorker)

UPDATE FOR SATURDAY  APRIL 25 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 50,969
Deaths: 2,556
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 925,758
Confirmed Deaths – 52,217
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide –2,846,467
Deaths: 197,855
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Officials Warn Against Bogus Cures Touted By Trump
(Washington Post)
What It Might Look Like to Safely Reopen Schools
(NPR)
Why America’s Coronavirus Testing Problem Is So Difficult to Solve.
(Vox)
The Pandemic Shows What Cars Have Done to Cities
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY  APRIL 24 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 46,023
Deaths: 2,360
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 886,709
Confirmed Deaths – 50,243
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide –2,745,765
Deaths: 191,806
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Trump Suggests Injecting Disinfectants to Kill Virus. Doctors Respond,: People Will Die
(Washington Post)
Georgia’s Controversial Reopening Plan Explained
(Vox)
Large Majorities of Americans Support Continued Social Distancing Restrictions
(ABC News)
Lockdown Takes Toll on Americans’ Mental Health
(The Guardian)
GOP Could Use Coronavirus to Suppress Vote Across the Country
(Time)

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY  APRIL 23 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 42,944
Deaths: 2,182
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 849,092
Confirmed Deaths – 47,681
Source: Worldometer

Confirmed Cases Worldwide –2,656,627
Deaths: 185,166
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
No True Picture Yet for Cooley Dickinson. More Testing Needed
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
More Than One Third of New Englanders May Be Unable to Pay Rent Due to Coronavirus
(MassLive)
States Rushing to Open Probably Making Deadly Mistake Experts Warn
(Washington Post)
Why The Number of Asymptomatic Coronavirus Cases Matters
(Boston Globe)
Coronavirus and Higher Education News Roundup
(Inside High Ed)

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY  APRIL 22 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 41,199
Deaths: 1,961
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 792,938
Confirmed Deaths – 42,518
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 –2,575,875
Deaths: 171,338
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Governor Baker: Schools to Remain Closed for Rest of School Year
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
CDC: Second Wave of Virus Likely to be More Devastating
(Washington Post)
Inside the Conservative Networks Backing Anti-quarantine Protests
(Washington Post)
UN Food Agency Chief: World on Brink of Hunger Pandemic
(New York Times)
Vast Mutual Aid Effort Supports Vulnerable Communities
(AlterNet)
How The Pandemic Will Change the Way We Live
(Vox)
College Furloughs Have Begun
(Forbes)

UPDATE FOR TUESDAY  APRIL 21 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 39,643
Deaths: 1,809
Source: MA DPH and Boston.comDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 819,175
Confirmed Deaths – 45,343
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 –2,499,546
Deaths: 178,669
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Baker Signs Housing Bill Granting Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures During COVID-19 Emergency
(MassLive)
Massachusetts Now Considered a Viral Hotspot
(MassLive)
Trump to Temporarily Suspend Immigration to US in Response to Coronavirus
(Washington Post)
Nations Credited With Fast Response to Coronavirus Are Moving to Gradually Reopen
(Washington Post)
Dr. Fauchi Says Reopening Too Quickly Will Backfire
(Boston Globe)
Georgia’s Reopening is a High Stakes Public Health Bet
(CNN)
We Are Living in a Failed State
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE FOR MONDAY  APRIL 20 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 38,077
Deaths: 1,706
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 764,265
Confirmed Deaths – 40,565
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 –2,421,036
Deaths: 165,902
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
BayState vs. The Feds: The Battle for PPE
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
What It’s Like to Be an ER Nurse in an Overwhelmed Hospital
(Washington Post)

UPDATE FOR SUNDAY  APRIL 19 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 36,371
Deaths: 1,560
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 738,923
Confirmed Deaths – 39,015
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 –2,347,256
Deaths: 154,900
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Quick Recovery Unlikely as Coronavirus-induced Recession Stuns MA Economy.
(Boston Globe)
How Baystate Medical Prevented Feds from Seizing Their Large Shipment of Face Masks and Respirators
(MassLive)
An Army of Virus Tracers Takes Shape in Massachusetts
(New York Times)
Coronavirus in America: What the Next Year or Two Might Look Like
(New York Times)
As US Passes 700,000 Confirmed Cases, Conservatives Protest Coronavirus Restrictions
(Washington Post)
#FloridaMorons Trends as People Flock to Reopened Florida Beaches
(Washington Post)
Argentina is Showing the World What a Humane COVID-19 Response Looks Like
(The Nation)

UPDATE FOR SATURDAY  APRIL 18 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 34,402
Deaths: 1,404
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 710,272
Confirmed Deaths – 37,175
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 –2,265,291
Deaths: 154,900
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Encouraged by Trump, Rallies Against Stay At Home Orders Grow
(Washington Post)
How COVID-19 Has Laid Bare Vast Inequalities in Education
(Washington Post)
With No Plan In Sight, Test Troubles Cloud Recovery Effort
(AP News)
Testing Needs to Triple Before US Can Safely Reopen, Experts Say
(New York Times)
How Does the US Return to Normal?
(Journal of the American Medical Association)
The Odyssey of Trying to Acquire PPE for Bay State Hospital
(New England Journal of Medicine)
As Coronavirus Continues to Spread, Mask Etiquette Gets Intense
(Boston Globe)
Officials Lament the Way the Virus is Engulfing Black Communities. The Question is What are They Willing to Do About It?
(The New Yorker)

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY  APRIL 17 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 32,181
Deaths: 1,245
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 678,210
Confirmed Deaths – 34,641
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 –2,196,569
Deaths: 147,509
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Trump Yields To Governors To Set Their Own Pace for Return to Work
(Washington Post)
Governor Baker Warns That Surge Has Arrived in MA
(MassLive)
US Food Banks Face Shortages as Demand Surges
(The Guardian)
Crisis Has Forced Many in America to Economic Edge
(New York Times)
The Interwoven Threads of Inequality and Health
(The New Yorker)
What Have Immunologists Learned About Coronavirus?
(The New Yorker)

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY  APRIL 16 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 29,918
Deaths: 1,108
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 644,348
Confirmed Deaths – 28,554
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 –2,102,816
Deaths: 136,119
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Worldwide Coronavirus Infections Surge Past 2 Million. US Deaths Top 28,000
(Washington Post)
Leaked CDC and FEMA Plan Warns of “Significant Risk of Resurgence of Virus” with Phased Reopening
(Washington Post)
WHO, Now Trump’s Scapegoat, Warned About Coronavirus Early and Often
(New York Times)
MA Coronavirus Cases Push 30K, Deaths Top 1,100
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Case Numbers for Every Town and City in MA
(WWLP)
RMV Extends Expiring Licenses, Inspection Stickers 60-120 Days
(MassLive)
Women Leaders Are Doing a Disproportionately Great Job at Managing the Pandemic
(CNN)
Grocery Delivery Has Turned as Intense as College Admissions
(Boston Globe)

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY  APRIL 15 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 28,163
Deaths: 957
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 614,246
Confirmed Deaths – 26,064
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 – 2,023,623
Deaths: 128,890
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Criticized for Pandemic Response, Trump Shifts Blame to WHO
(New York Times)
After Coronavirus: Colleges Worry, Will Students Come Back?
(New York Times)
Who is Immune to Coronavirus?
(New York Times)
Social Distancing is a Privilege
(New York Times)
Our Pandemic Summer: What Comes Next?
(The Atlantic)
Northampton Issues Mandatory Face Covering Order
(WWLP)

UPDATE FOR TUESDAY  APRIL 14 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 26,867
Deaths: 844
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 587,173
Confirmed Deaths – 23,644
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 – 1,938,786
Deaths: 120,851
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Governors Form Groups to Explore Lifting Restrictions. Trump Says He Alone Will Decide.
(Washington Post)
Industry Says We Have Enough Food. Here’s Why Shelves Are Empty.
(Washington Post)
Some Mass Communities Mandate Masks, Enact Curfews
(MassLive)
Baker Joins Talks On Northeast Reopening Plan
(MassLive)
Trump Uses Daily Coronavirus Briefing to Attack Media, Aggressively Defend His Record
(New York Times)

UPDATE FOR MONDAY  APRIL 13 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 25,475
Deaths: 756
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 560,433
Confirmed Deaths – 22,115
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 – 1,865,979
Deaths: 115,224
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Hadley Whole Foods Worker Tests Positive for Covid-19
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Covid-19 Cases Surge Again in Massachusetts
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Reopening Economy on May 1 May Be Unrealistic According to Experts
(Washington Post)
South Korea, A Coronavirus Success Story, Warns Against Relaxing Social Distancing Guidelines Too Soon.
(Washington Post)
Corona Virus Has Ignited Battle Over Mail-in Voting
(NBC)
Inside the Race to Develop a Vaccine
(The Guardian)
Half of China’s Coronavirus Infections Sourced to Russian Flight
(Bloomberg News)

UPDATE FOR SUNDAY  APRIL 12 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 22,860
Deaths: 686
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 533,115
Confirmed Deaths – 20,580
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 – 1,792,779
Deaths: 109,786
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Trump Was Warned Early and Often. Examining His Halting Response to the Virus.
(New York Times)
The Red Dawn Emails. Eight Key Exchanges on the Faltering Response to Coronavirus.
(New York Times)
White House Has Multiple Task Forces But No Clear Plan for Beating the Virus.
(Washington Post)
When Will It End and What Comes Next?
(Seattle Times)

UPDATE FOR SATURDAY  APRIL 11 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 20,974
Deaths: 599
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 503,177
Confirmed Deaths – 18,761
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 – 1,710,799
Deaths: 103,513
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Health Experts Urge Caution as Trump Eyes Return to Work
(New York Times)
A Plan to Defeat Coronavirus Emerges: But It’s Not Coming from the White House
(Washington Post)
Daily Coronavirus Update from WAPO. Death Toll Passes 2000/day in US.
(Washington Post)
Heroes of the Front Lines: Stories of Courageous Workers Risking Their Lives to Save Ours
(Time)
How Did the US End Up With Nurses Wearing Garbage Bags?
(The New Yorker)

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY  APRIL 10 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 18,941
Deaths: 503
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 468,895
Confirmed Deaths – 16,697
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 – 1,619,617
Deaths: 97,043
Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Trump Seeks to Reopen Much of US Next Month
(Washington Post)
Global Toll Approaches 100K as NY Region Tallies Highest Daily Death Count
(New York Times)
A Tale of Two New Yorks: Pandemic Lays Bare a City’s Shocking Inequalities
(The Guardian)
Coronavirus Peak in Western Mass May Come in May
(MassLive)
Best Case Scenario: Virus May Be More Infectious Than We Thought
(New York Magazine)

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY  APRIL 9 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 16,790
Deaths: 433
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 435,160
Confirmed Deaths – 14,797
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 – 1,579,971
Deaths: 89,426
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Dramatic Changes in Behavior Produce Flickers of Optimism
(New York Times)
New Rules for MA Grocers to Slow Virus’ Spread
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Hampshire College Opening Residence Hall to Homeless
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
COVID-19 Count at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home Reaches 130
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
The Cluster Effect – How Social Gatherings Were Rocket Fuel for Coronavirus
(The Guardian)
US Newspapers Face Extinction Level Crisis as Coronavirus Hits Hard
(The Guardian)
GOP Takes Advantage of Coronavirus to Suppress Votes
(Time)
Doctors Fume at Government Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
(STAT News)

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY  APRIL 8 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 15,202
Deaths: 356
Source: MA DPH andBoston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 400,549
Confirmed Deaths – 12,857
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 – 1,444,822
Deaths: 83,103
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Wuhan Province Reopens After Coronavirus Lockdown
(Time)
Cooley Dickinson Treating 24 for COVID-19, Baystate, 168.
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
New Zealand’s Effective Response to COVID-19
(Washington Post)
Trump Pledges to Withhold Funding to World Health Organization
(STAT News)
Trump Was Warned in January of COVID-19’s Devastating Impact
(The Guardian)
Inside One Hard-hit Hospital Near New Orleans
(The Guardian)
Lockdown in CA Effectively Slows Spread of Virus. LA Mandates Wearing Masks in Public Places.
(New York Times)

UPDATE FOR TUESDAY  APRIL 7 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 13,827
Deaths: 260
Source: MA DPH andBoston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 367,650
Confirmed Deaths – 10,943
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 – 1,360,247
Deaths: 75,962
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Black Americans Face Alarming Rates of Coronavirus Infection
(New York Times)
147 Confirmed Cases in Hampshire County
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Amid Pandemic Amherst Survival Center Sees Spike in Clients
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)

UPDATE FOR MONDAY  APRIL 6 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 12,500
Deaths: 231
Source: MA DPH andBoston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 336,851
Confirmed Deaths – 9,620
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 – 1,285,342
Deaths: 70,344
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Nation is Told to Brace for Difficult Week Ahead
(Washington Post)
Fauchi: No Evidence Anti-Malarial Drug Works Against Virus.
(The Guardian)
McGovern: States Competing Against Feds for Critical Medical Supplies is Like the Hunger Games
(MassLive)

UPDATE FOR SUNDAY  APRIL 5 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 11,736
Deaths: 218
Source: MA DPH andBoston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 336,851
Confirmed Deaths – 9,620 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 – 1,285,342
Deaths: 70,344
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
70 Days of Denial and Dysfunction as Coronavirus Raged
(Washington Post)
Corona Virus Scammers: A Surge in Frauds and Cons.
(New York Times)
Creative Solutions for the Nation’s Post-Corona Recovery
(Washington Post)
What Factors Determine How Coronavirus Will Play Out in Different Communities?
(STAT News)

UPDATE FOR SATURDAY  APRIL 4 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 10,402
Deaths: 192
Source: MA DPH andBoston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 277,607
Confirmed Deaths – 7,406
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 – 1,133,453
Deaths: 60,381
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
CDC Says All Americans Should Wear Masks
(New York Times)
Inside the Coronavirus Testing Failure: Alarm and Dismay Among Scientists Who Sought to Help.
(Washington Post)

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY APRIL 3 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 8,966
Deaths: 154
Source: MA DPH and Boston.mapsDistribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 245,422
Confirmed Deaths – 6,098
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 – 1,030,654
Deaths:  54,231
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Half the World is Under Stay-at-Home Order
(New York Times)
White House Set to Recommend Wearing Masks
(Stat News)
The Case for Cloth Mask Adoption
(Yale Public Health)
Veteran Deaths at Holyoke Soldiers Home Rise to 18
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Dear Jo: Senator Jo Comerford Answers Constituents’ Questions on Navigating a Brutal Time
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Over 10 Million Americans Applied for Unemployment Benefits in March as Economy Collapsed
(Washington Post)

UPDATE FOR THURSDAY APRIL 2 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 7,738
Deaths: 122
Source: MA DPH and NBC Distribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 215,357
Confirmed Deaths – 5,113
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 – 954,461
Deaths:  48,558
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
What We Need to Understand About Asymptomatic Carriers if We Hope to Beat Coronavirus.
(ProPublica)
List of People Who Will Not Qualify for $1200 Relief Checks Keeps Growing.
(Washington Post)
With Cases Surging in Florida,  Governor Relents and Issues Stay-at-Home Order
(Washington Post)
Plastics Industry Sees Opportunity in COVID-19 Emergency to Undo Plastic Bag Bans
(New York Times)
COVID 19 Could Strike the Final Blow to Local News.
(The Guardian)
COVID-19 Scam Roundup
(Tripwire)
How Can We Make Sense of All of Those COVID Models?
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY APRIL 1 as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 6,620
Deaths: 89
Source: MA DPH and NBC Distribution of cases by county.

Confirmed Cases in USA – 188,639
Confirmed Deaths – 4,059
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 – 874,607
Deaths:  43,430
Source:Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

NEWS:
Task Force Paints Grim Picture for Coming Weeks
(Washington Post)
COVID-19 Community Updates for Hampshire Country
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)

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6 thoughts on “COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE APRIL ARCHIVES

  1. Kudos go out to Team Keene for this excellent, well-researched, fact based information that we all need or will need to know as the weeks of uncertainty churn on. Appreciative thanks, Maura and Art.

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