COVID-19 Numbers & News as of 17:40EST 05/18/2020

Posted by Brodie Kirkpatrick on

United States: 1.5m cases/90.3k deaths
Russia: 290k cases/2.7k deaths
United Kingdom: 247 cases/34.8k deaths
Brazil: 245k cases/16.3k deaths
Spain: 231k cases/27.7k deaths
Italy: 225k cases/32k deaths
France: 180k cases/28.2k deaths
Germany: 176k cases/8k deaths
Turkey: 150k cases/4.1k deaths
Iran: 122k cases/7k deaths
India: 100k cases/3.1k deaths
Peru: 92.2k cases/2.6k deaths
China: 84k cases/4.6k deaths
Canada: 79.2k cases/5.9k deaths
Saudi Arabia: 55.3k cases/320 deaths
Belgium: 55.5k cases/9k deaths
Mexico: 49.2k cases/5.1k deaths
Chile: 46k cases/478 deaths
Netherlands: 44.3k cases/5.7k deaths
Pakistan: 42.1k cases/903 deaths
Countries w/ <40,000 cases: 168
Countries w/ <200 cases: 43
World total: 4.77m cases/317k deaths/1.76m recovered

News:

India has extended its lockdown until May 31st. Virginia is set to open public beaches on Friday. Lastly, President Trump revealed that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine for "a couple of weeks" in order to prevent contracting the virus. The drug has been touted as an effective treatment against the virus' symptoms. I have to point out that there is no proven study showing that the drug can prevent someone from becoming infected altogether. The drug does have a list of side effects including, but not limited to, vomiting, nervousness, diarrhea, and chest pain. Taking the drug as a treatment for the virus and taking it to prevent becoming infected are two completely different conversations. At the end of the day it's your health, but I wouldn't take it if I didn't have to.

Stay safe and have a good one,

Brodie


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