More than 20,000 people have died from the coronavirus in the United States, which now has more reported deaths than any country in the world, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.
The US death toll on Saturday climbed to 20,389, surpassing that of Italy, which is reporting 19,468 deaths, per Johns Hopkins. At least 2,074 deaths were reported in the US on Friday, the largest increase in coronavirus fatalities the country has seen since the beginning of the outbreak. At least 524,903 people have tested positive for the virus, according to Johns Hopkins. Of the deaths reported, 783 occurred in New York state, bringing the statewide death toll to 8,627, These are just incredible numbers depicting incredible loss and pain."
Since the coronavirus was identified in Washington state on Jan. 21, health officials have identified more than 500,000 cases across the United States and more than 20,000 deaths. By March 17, 2020
Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.
Of all the coronavirus-induced problems facing America, the mask shortage might be the most baffling. Masks are now so hard to find that health-care workers are reusing theirs multiple days in a row.
Many people are making their own out of fabric scraps because of the shortage.
New York state alone has more cases than any other country. A total of 8,627 people have died across the state from Covid-19
The coronavirus may have been silently spreading in California as early as last December — more than a month before the first US case was detected. California has reported 18,309 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 492 deaths
The store shelves are bare of necessities fear took the helm driving shopping to insanity. Even though local health officials told us not to panic, Shoppers reported stocking up on medications, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizers, face masks, surgical gloves, bottled water, and pantry staples. Similar scenes have played out across the country and around the globe as consumers, heeding warnings from health officials, equipped themselves with basic necessities in case the coronavirus spreads to their community.
Puerto Rico has experienced a whirlwind of public health crises in the last few years. In 2017 Hurricane Maria left roughly 3,000 dead and thousands more displaced, making the island something of a patient zero for a world in which warmer global temperatures produce ever more deadly disasters. Then, this January a series of disastrous earthquakes once again put the U.S. territory’s strained infrastructure to the test. Now the new coronavirus has reached its shores.
They already have a fragile social fabric, because we’ve had to experience a great number of shocks” in recent years, and Now a situation where they have to remain indoors, but there are negative side effects to that. In particular, older people alone at home could be potentially put in a situation where no one is checking in. This is the third, and newest, threat or crisis that Puerto Rico faces.
After experiencing one of the deadliest disasters in U.S. history — Maria, which killed at least, 2,975 people — The coronavirus could exponentially increase the loss that Puerto Rico has experienced through Maria. The island must now balance the hurricane recovery and the debt restructuring process alongside the coronavirus response. The pandemic is also decimating tourism, a major component of the island’s economy.
Several nonprofit organizations are using their time and money to make sure vulnerable populations are cared for during the pandemic.
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We welcome any amount of donations for the need to equip doctors and nurses with lifesaving medical resources, delivering protective masks, exam gloves, and isolation gowns to health-care organizations in areas with confirmed COVID-19 cases. Donations will help food banks across the country support the most vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic.
Puerto Rico Live Aid's purpose is to help provide the people in need of a mask, gloves, sanitizers and any product that will prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Donations are needed for us to continue our efforts. We are committed to long-term recovery.
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