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Latest Wheaton Coronavirus Update: 25 Cases Confirmed

Latest Wheaton Coronavirus Update: 25 Cases Confirmed

WHEATON, IL — The new coronavirus outbreak in Illinois and across the nation is having a vast impact on Wheaton, forcing the temporary closure of schools, businesses, parks and playgrounds.

As of early Monday, there were 25 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wheaton.

At press time, there are 714 coronavirus cases in DuPage County and 22 patients have died from complications. As of Sunday, Will County had 648 coronavirus cases and 12 deaths. At press time, Will County had not yet released its number of coronavirus cases by municipality.

The news comes as the number of total coronavirus cases in Illinois climbs above 12,000. As of Monday, the statewide death toll was at 307. Governor J.B. Pritzker extended his stay-at-home order Tuesday through April 30.

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All schools in Illinois will remain closed through at least April 30 per Pritzker’s extended stay-at-home order. MORE.

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Houston hasn't reported a surge of coronavirus cases. But its hospitals tell a different story.

Houston hasn’t reported a surge of coronavirus cases. But its hospitals tell a different story.

HOUSTON — Two weeks ago, Houston Methodist Hospital opened a special unit to treat critically ill coronavirus patients. The city had reported only a handful of confirmed cases at that point, but the hospital’s 24-bed coronavirus ICU filled up in only about a week, far faster than doctors anticipated.

Alexandra Carnahan, 26, one of the nurses assigned to the unit, was surprised by the number of patients who were in their 30s or 40s, with no prior health problems. Now they were intubated and in critical condition, suffering from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.

These patients can’t have visitors, and most are heavily sedated. So Carnahan and other nurses hold their hands while checking vitals, “to maintain that human connection,” she said. The nurses remind them where they are and try to explain why their families can’t be there, though it’s difficult to know whether the patients

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The Military's Coronavirus Cases: The Latest Rundown

The Military’s Coronavirus Cases: The Latest Rundown

This story was last updated April 1.

As COVID-19 continues to spread to communities across the country, the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs are providing daily updates on the number of confirmed and presumptive cases of the virus in the military community, as well as the number of tests administered to military members.

As of April 1, officials said there have now been 1,405 total cases of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, within the DoD: 771 military, 225 dependents, 273 civilians and 74 Defense Department contractors. In addition, 42 military members, eight dependents and seven civilians have recovered, and five DoD-connected personnel have died.

Of the current cases, 74have required hospitalization, officials said: 40 service members, 22 civilians, nine dependents and three contractors.

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As of Thursday, U.S. had most coronavirus cases in world

As of Thursday, U.S. had most coronavirus cases in world

(This March 26 story corrects paragraph 18 to say a majority of emergency room patients arrive with coronavirus-like symptoms instead of 80%)

By Maria Caspani and Daniel Trotta

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The number of U.S. coronavirus infections climbed above 82,000 on Thursday, surpassing the national tallies of China and Italy, as New York, New Orleans and other hot spots faced a surge in hospitalizations and looming shortages of supplies, staff and sick beds.

With medical facilities running low on ventilators and protective masks and hampered by limited diagnostic testing capacity, the U.S. death toll from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, rose beyond 1,200.

“Any scenario that is realistic will overwhelm the capacity of the healthcare system,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told a news conference. He described the state’s projected shortfall in ventilators – machines that support the respiration of people have cannot breathe on their

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Coronavirus cases could soar in these US counties with high populations of senior citizens

Coronavirus cases could soar in these US counties with high populations of senior citizens

Joyce and James Foster live in a bucolic slice of Texas hill country blanketed in oaks, jumping with deer and dotted with lakes. But a less welcome addition to their landscape has arrived: COVID-19.

Given their ages — she is 90 and he is 94 — the couple is particularly at risk, along with 36% of Llano County that is over 65.

“It scares me to death, of course,” says Joyce Foster, adding that she and her husband are social distancing, getting food delivered by their daughters and staying in touch with doctors who are 35 miles away in Fredericksburg. “Any right-minded person would be frightened if you look at what’s going on all over the world.”

The Fosters are right to be concerned about the potential havoc coronavirus could wreak on the 50 million Americans of retirement age. A March 18 report from the Centers and Disease Control and

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NC sees large rise in coronavirus cases as Wake changes testing, Mecklenburg stays home

NC sees large rise in coronavirus cases as Wake changes testing, Mecklenburg stays home

North Carolina reported a big jump in coronavirus cases Tuesday, as Durham County gets ready to announce a “stay-at-home” order that starts Wednesday and Wake County introduced a new testing protocol that prioritizes seniors and those with serious symptoms.

Meanwhile, Mecklenburg County, the most populous county in the state, also announced a “stay at home” order on Tuesday, which will go into effect Thursday morning.

Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio said some travel and “essential” movements will be allowed under the proclamation, which includes Charlotte and other municipalities in the county. Stores that sell groceries and medicine, and certain other businesses and nonprofit organizations will be permitted to stay open.

Durham County on Tuesday announced three new cases and evidence of community spread. The stay-at-home order comes as other counties and towns around the state have issued the same types of orders. The county will hold a news conference Wednesday

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India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

Aurora Hospitals Lack Beds To Handle Expected Coronavirus Cases

This article originally appeared on the Aurora Patch

AURORA, IL — Aurora-area hospitals would be overwhelmed with patients suffering from the new coronavirus under most likely scenarios for infection rates, according to a ProPublica report based on data from the Harvard Global Health Institute.

The report underscores the seriousness of the need to “flatten the curve” through social distancing, which health officials hope will slow the spread of the disease and keep hospital caseloads manageable. But even in what experts consider a moderate rate of infection, ProPublica reported, Aurora-area hospitals could meet less than half of the demand for beds.

Illinois has recorded 1,285 confirmed cases and 12 deaths as of Monday afternoon.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker has put a stay-at-home order in place in an attempt to stunt the increase in

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India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

720 Cases, 72 Hospitalized, 7 Deaths

This article originally appeared on the Denver Patch

As of Monday afternoon, there were 720 cases of the new coronavirus in 31 counties our state, and around 6,224 people had been tested, public health officials confirmed. There were 72 people hospitalized.

Here is the county breakdown of positive cases:

Adams – 25
Arapahoe – 58
Boulder – 39
Broomfield – 2
Chaffee – 3
Clear Creek – 3
Crowley – 1
Denver – 148
Douglas – 48
Eagle – 92
El Paso – 69
Elbert – 3
Garfield – 8
Grand – 2
Gunnison – 28
Hinsdale – 1
Jefferson – 55
Larimer – 34
Logan – 2
Mesa – 2
Montrose – 1
Morgan – 3
Park – 1
Pitkin – 18
Pueblo – 3
Routt – 3
San Miguel – 1
Summit – 8
Teller – 3
Weld – 50
Yuma – 1
*Unknown or pending – 5

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India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

Coronavirus Colorado Update: 912 Cases, 11 Deaths

This article originally appeared on the Denver Patch

As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 912 cases of the new coronavirus in 35 counties our state, and around 7,701 people had been tested, public health officials confirmed. There were 84 people hospitalized.

Denver is now under a stay-at-home order in an effort to combat the spread of the new coronavirus. The City of Boulder, Pitkin County and San Miguel County have also issued stay-at-home orders.

Under the orders, residents will still be able to leave their homes to get groceries and medicine. People who work in essential services are exempt from the order.

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Here is the county breakdown of positive cases:

Adams – 27
Arapahoe – 69
Boulder – 49
Broomfield – 5

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As COVID-19 cases rise, UNC Health system needs help to treat patients and health care workers

As COVID-19 cases rise, UNC Health system needs help to treat patients and health care workers

As the leader of UNC Health, a system of 11 hospitals across North Carolina and the dean of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, to say the last several weeks have been stressful would be a vast understatement. Our collective mission is to promote the health and well-being of the people of North Carolina. In this COVID-19 pandemic our two priorities are the appropriate diagnosis and care of our patients and the safety of our co-workers. Individuals across our state are stepping up to help in this crisis. In our system, we have created a leadership team to oversee vast preparation and operational strategies. The level of coordination from our senior executive team, our affiliate leaders and every clinical and operational aspect of our system has proven truly remarkable. The collaboration with other health systems in our state and the leadership of the Governor and legislative leaders has

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