Coronavirus Update ~ March 26th


Kaeleigh Cooper

Here’s your daily Coronavirus update for Thursday, March 26th!

  • Missouri lockdown day three
  • 502 cases have officially been confirmed in the state of Missouri, with still only 8 deaths as of 2:00PM on Thursday, March 26th. The number of cases has jumped from the 255 cases confirmed as of yesterday (Wednesday, March 25th), a 247 case jump from just yesterday.
  • 5 of the 502 cases are in Clay county
  • 64 of the 502 are in Kansas City
  • According to The Guardian, the US officially has a confirmed 75,156 with 9,378 of those cases being confirmed just today.
  • Also according to The Guardian, the US officially confirmed 1,069 cases with 127 happening just today, compared to the 893 deaths from yesterday (Wednesday, March 25th).
  • A 36-year-old man from Belton had planned on bombing the local hospital treating Coronavirus cases. He died after an FBI shootout.
  • The Atlantic recently released an article stating that by the end of summer, an estimated 2.2 million Americans will have died.
  • The coronavirus is stated to be a disease that thrives during the winter season from December to April. Scientists hope and believe that the coronavirus will die off as warmer weather starts to arrive. A reason why tropical places haven’t been as affected as non-tropical areas.
  • The most popular temperature that the Coronavirus has seen spreading is between 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit
  • The Coronavirus is directly related to Sars which deeply hit in 2003, yet, the Coronavirus has well beyond exceeded the number of infections and deaths that Sars did in 2003.
  • The Coronavirus has officially been named Sars-CoV-2.
  • Missouri is officially the 27th state with the most confirmed coronavirus cases
  • Many articles stated that the coronavirus will cause mental health problems and may give many PTSD to many children and teens. These mental health problems and PTSD will stay with them going into adulthood.
  • Symptoms of the Coronavirus include coughing, a fever, tiredness, and severe cases include difficulty breathing.
  • Symptoms of the Coronavirus often don’t show up between the time of 1-14 days.
  • Those who are older of age and have outstanding medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) are most affected by the Coronavirus.
  • Please continue to maintain safe quarantine guidelines while preventing socialization as much as possible, as this will rapidly spread the disease.