22 March 2024
Coronavirus cases worlwide chart

Italy leads the world in total number of deaths and deaths per million; 183 of 195 countries have identified patients

Rand Paul is the 1st US Senator to test positive

It’s day 62 since the first case of coronavirus disease was announced in the United States. Johns Hopkins reports 417 deaths, an increase of 22.6 percent from Saturday. State departments of health report 32,505 identified cases, an increase of 35.2 percent.

Trump has activated the National Guard in California, New York, and Washington, at the request of the governors. Washington state will get field hospital support.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) announced on Sunday that he had contracted COVID-19. Paul, 57, had not self-isolated while awaiting test results, which is the CDC recommendation, even if you are asymptomatic. His behavior was irresponsible; nearly half of the Senate is 65 or older.

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT) have also tested positive. “McAdams said in a statement on Sunday that he had been hospitalized and given oxygen over the weekend, but that his condition had stabilized.”

Canada is urging the Olympic Committee to postpone the games until 2021 and announced it will not participate if the summer games are held this year in Japan. Neither will Australia.

Coronavirus in the US

New York now leads the United States in total deaths (117) with Washington following with 95. However, the relevant numbers are these:

  • Washington: 12.18 deaths/million and 256 cases/million
  • New York: 6.02 deaths/million and 812 cases/million

The US remains behind China (81,439) and Italy (59,138) in total identified cases. In Italy, coronavirus deaths have topped 5,470. However, the relevant numbers are these:

  • Italy: 90.53 deaths/million and 978 cases/million
  • Spain: 37.9 deaths/million and 612 cases/million
  • Iran: 20.13 deaths/million and 259 cases/million
  • Switzerland: 11.32 deaths/million and 810 cases/million
  • The Netherlands: 10.5 deaths/million and 246 cases/million


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