Contagion Live News Network: Coronavirus Updates for April 20, 2020


A daily round up of COVID-19 news.

Welcome to the Contagion Live News Network, I’m Grant Gallagher and this is a coronavirus update for Monday, April 20th.

Lockdowns implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic have left producers running out of places to store excess barrels of crude oil, driving prices to eventually drop below zero.

Last Thursday, the White House released a road map for easing social distancing restrictions across the United States.

Many states have begun announcing their own individuated plans for reopeningWisconsin governor Tony Evers released a plan for restarting the state's economy which is intended to be put in action after the state sees a 14-day decline in positive tests for COVID-19 and a 14-day decline in deaths from COVID-19.

There are now more than 2,448,000 cases of COVID-19 worldwide and more than 168,000 deaths.

For other stories relevant to COVID-19 and the latest infectious disease news, visit To track the spread of the pandemic in the United States and abroad, be sure to use the Contagion®  Outbreak Monitor.

For the Contagion Live News Network, I’m Grant Gallagher. Thanks for listening.

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