New single-day record for NY virus deaths as hospitalisations fall

New single-day record for NY virus deaths as hospitalisations fall

NEW YORK: America’s coronavirus epicentre of New York recorded a new single-day high of 799 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday (Apr 9) but Governor Andrew Cuomo said the rate of hospitalisations continued to fall. Cuomo said 799 people died in the last 24 hours,...
Indonesia reports biggest jump in coronavirus deaths

Indonesia reports biggest jump in coronavirus deaths

JAKARTA: Indonesia reported its biggest daily jump in coronavirus deaths on Thursday (Apr 9), bringing the total confirmed number to 280 in the world’s fourth most populous country, the highest death toll in Asia outside China where the virus first emerged....
US COVID-19 deaths exceed 14,600, second-highest in world after Italy

US COVID-19 deaths exceed 14,600, second-highest in world after Italy

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday (Apr 8) surpassed 14,600 COVID-19 deaths, the second-highest in the world after Italy. The pandemic has now claimed the lives of at least 14,695 people in the United States, which leads the world in the number of confirmed...
NY governor says social distancing working as more deaths reported

NY governor says social distancing working as more deaths reported

NEW YORK: New York’s efforts at social distancing are working to get the coronavirus outbreak under control even as the state reported an additional 779 deaths, a record high for a second day, the Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday (Apr 8). Cuomo, who has...
Commentary: We are failing to manage the logistics of COVID-19 deaths

Commentary: We are failing to manage the logistics of COVID-19 deaths

BATH: We need to talk about dead bodies. Specifically the dead bodies being produced by COVID-19. This is different from saying we need to talk about death and dying (which we also need to do). I mean instead that we should focus our minds on what the human corpse...