Corona Virus/COVID 19 Update, March 8, 2020

Leviticus 13:46 He shall remain unclean as long as he has the disease. He is unclean. He shall live alone. His dwelling shall be outside the camp. 

March 8, 2020: This is what the world is doing on a global scale. People infected with COVID 19, the corona virus, or Wuhan virus, take your pick, are being quarantined and isolated.

Italy COVID

Italy made a major move to stop the progression of the disease. The northern part of the country has been blocked off from the rest of the country. 17 million people have been effectively quarantined. The Italian government states people must “absolutely avoid any movement into and out of the areas.”

The decree is in effect until April 3, 2020. To date, 85% of the cases are reported in northern Italy.

Even the Vatican has its first case.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/italy-plans-large-scale-lockdown-in-countrys-north-to-fight-coronavirus-11583613874

The largest number of cases outside of China are located in Italy, Iran, and South Korea. Roughly 21,000 people are infected in these three countries.

Cities and municipalities in the United States appear to be ill prepared and behind the curve to manage the corona virus. The ability to assess and diagnose patients infected is poor. Diagnostic kits are limited. To date, about 1,600 people have been tested.

Effective Monday, March 9, 2020, 2.1 million testing kits will be distributed to commercial labs which equates to 850,000 people being assessed. This is per the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC mandates two swabs per patient.

Dr Anthony Fauci is the head of the infectious diseases unit at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He states there will be 4 million test kits available by the end of the week.

Click on the link below for Dr. Fauci’s comments on the Meet the Press Sunday morning.

 

Current statistics from the United States:

  • 516 infected
  • 21 deaths
  • 33 states and DC reporting cases

Look for numbers to spike in the United States moving forward. Testing kits are beginning to be manufactured and distributed.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/486452-cdc-has-tested-1583-people-for-coronavirus

Micah 5:2 But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.

Bethlehem: 19 people have tested positive in the birth place of Jesus. Infected patients have been transferred to Jericho. Israel Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has closed down the city until further notice. Only the transport of goods will be allowed in and out of Bethlehem. The closure was coordinated with the Palestinian Authority.

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-bethlehem-becomes-a-ghost-town-after-coronavirus-closure-1.8635434

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Here is the latest statistical data from around the globe.

  • 110,000+ infected world wide
  • 3,800+ deaths reported
  • 108 countries impacted
  • Fatality rate is being adjust upwards to at least 3% infected

Track virus statistics at the Johns Hopkins CSSE link below.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html

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