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Contagion Live News Network: Coronavirus Updates for March 25, 2020

MAR 25, 2020 | MICHAELA FLEMING


Welcome to the Contagion Live News Network. I’m Michaela Fleming and this is the COVID-19 update for Wednesday March 25th, 2020.

As of this afternoon there are more than 454,000 cases of the novel coronavirus worldwide. The cases in Italy are likely to eclipse the number in China in the near future. Italy has recorded over 75,000 cases and 5700 deaths.

Cases are surging in the US where more than 60,000 cases have been confirmed. New York remains the epicenter of the US outbreak with over 30,000 cases.

Early this morning it was announced that US lawmakers have come to agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus package.

Yesterday, the FDA announced that 16 COVID-19 diagnostics have been granted emergency use authorizations. The agency also released a safety alert on potential risks of fecal microbiota transplantation and SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Officials with the FDA also issued instructions to manufacturers who are importing personal protective equipment and other devices for pandemic response activities.

Be sure to check out new articles on Contagion, including a writeup on clinical manifestations for patients with COVID-19, a public health watch on historical pandemic perspectives, and a report on high dose intravenous immunoglobulin.

Tonight at 6pm Contagion is hosting a live CME webinar on what clinicians should know about COVID-19. Speakers will include Drs. Jason Gallagher, Helen Boucher, Stanley Derisinski, and Carlos del Rio.

For more information on COVID-19, visit ContagionLive.com. To track the spread of coronavirus in the United States and abroad, be sure to use the Contagion Outbreak Monitor.
 
For the Contagion Live News Network, I’m Michaela Fleming. Thanks for tuning in.
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