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4/18/2020 9:17:00 PM
COVID-19 Update

Wayne Howard
Staff Writer


By now, readers surely know about the various restrictions that have been put in place related to the COVID-19 pandemic and about the suggested ways to try to halt the spread of the disease, so here's the latest--a scorecard:

SATURDAY APRIL 18, 2020

North Carolina
6,140 confirmed cases
76,211 total tested
164 deaths
388 hospitalized

Lincoln County
547 total tested
21 confirmed cases
13 recovered
8 active cases
6 PUI (awaiting test results)
520 negative tests

Catawba County
43 confirmed cases
1 death
685 negative tests

Cleveland County
42 confirmed cases
22 recovered
2 deaths

Gaston County
117 confirmed cases
88 recovered
24 active cases
1,258 total tests
3 deaths 

US
738,792 confirmed cases
39,014 deaths
68,269 recovered
631,509 active cases
13,551 in serious or critical condition
2,232 cases per million population
118 deaths per million population

Worldwide
2,330,856 confirmed cases
160,754 deaths
596,488 recovered
299 cases per million population
20.6 deaths per million population

Unlike most countries, Sweden chose not to issue any stay at home restrictions and did not close any businesses, etc.   We offer their figures purely as a possible comparison to the US and other countries who did.  Their number of cases and deaths per million are both higher than their Nordic neighbors, but still less than many other European countries, although geography may have played a more important role than their decisions related to the virus.

Sweden
13,822 confirmed cases
1,511 deaths
550 recovered
11,761 active cases
1,054 in serious or critical condition
1,369 cases per million population
150 deaths per million population

DEATHS PER MILLION POPULATION
US 118
Belgium 471
Spain 441
Italy 384
France 296
UK 228
Germany 54
Canada 39
China 3
Russia 2
Andorra 453
San Marino 1,149



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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020
Article comment by: kimberly austin

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/19/838121359/coronavirus-cases-continue-to-climb-in-the-u-s-and-around-the-world

As of Sunday afternoon, more than 40,400 American lives have been claimed in the pandemic, according to the Johns Hopkins data. Worldwide, more than 164,000 people have died as a result of the coronavirus. Of those infected globally, more than 611,791 have recovered.




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