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Sun Mar 29, 2020, 05:51 PM

'Off The Charts': Coronavirus Hot Spots Grow In Midwest



03/28/2020 11:27 pm ET Updated 16 hours ago



‘Off The Charts’: Coronavirus Hot Spots Grow In Midwest


The spread of COVID-19 is making its way into big cities like Detroit and Chicago along with small, rural towns.
Kat Stafford and Martha Irvine


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/midwest-coronavirus-cases-grow_n_5e8012f9c5b661492268e3f0




DETROIT (AP) — The coronavirus continued its unrelenting spread across the United States with fatalities doubling in two days and authorities saying Saturday that an infant who tested positive had died. It pummeled big cities like New York, Detroit, New Orleans and Chicago, and made its way, too, into rural America as hotspots erupted in small Midwestern towns and Rocky Mountain ski havens.

Elsewhere, Russia announced a full border closure while in parts of Africa, pandemic prevention measures took a violent turn, with Kenyan police firing tear gas and officers elsewhere seen on video hitting people with batons.

Worldwide infections surpassed the 660,000 mark with more than 30,000 deaths as new cases also stacked up quickly in Europe, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. leads the world in reported cases with more than 120,000. Confirmed deaths surpassed 2,000 on Saturday, twice the number just two days before, highlighting how quickly infections are escalating. Still, five countries have higher death tolls: Italy, Spain, China, Iran and France. Italy has more than 10,000 deaths, the most of any country.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Saturday that an infant with COVID-19 died in Chicago and the cause of death is under investigation. Officials didn’t release other information, including whether the child had other health issues.

“If you haven’t been paying attention, maybe this is your wake-up call,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.

New York remained the worst-hit U.S. city. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said defeating the virus will take “weeks and weeks and weeks.” The U.N. donated 250,000 face masks to the city, and Cuomo delayed the state’s presidential primary from April 28 to June 23........................................




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Sun Mar 29, 2020, 05:55 PM

1. K&R

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Sun Mar 29, 2020, 06:00 PM

2. NYC has had much more testing from the beginning... the horror is just unfolding

in other places that have had little, or no testing...

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Sun Mar 29, 2020, 06:01 PM

3. We could save ourselves so much grief if we also focused on preventing

future hotspots. Trump always waits until after there's a crisis to respond. But good for the mayors and governors who are ignoring him and putting stringent orders into effect.

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