Contagion Live News Network: Coronavirus Updates for April 7, 2020


Stay up to date on the latest coronavirus updates from Tuesday April 7th.

Welcome to the Contagion Live News Network I’m Michaela Fleming and this is your coronavirus update for Tuesday April 7th.

In the United States the coronavirus death toll is approaching 11,000. This week is expected to be the most severe week thus far in the US.

There are now more than 1.3 million cases worldwide and more than 368,000 cases in the United States.

In political news, Wisconsin will hold its primary election today as scheduled despite concerns related to coronavirus and social distancing. In the UK it has been reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.

Can the United States crush coronavirus by June 6th? According to Dr. Harvey Fineberg’s new editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine the US can eradicate the viral disease over the next 10 weeks through a forceful and focused campaign. Check out Dr. Fineberg’s interview with Contagion® Editorial Director Allie Ward on our website.

For more information on how COVID-19 can be communicable in the eyes, how endocrinologists can make an impact during this pandemic, and a deep dive on the limitations and lessons of outbreak modeling, check out our COVID-19 condition center.

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 Michaela Fleming, thanks for tuning in.

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