CORONAVIRUS LATEST: — 1,400 NYPD members test positive. — Spain's diagnosed cases top 100,000. — China reports 1,367 asymptomatic cases under observation. — FBI Academy suspends classes.
A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 43,000 people around the world, including over 4,000 in the United States.
9:45 a.m.: 1,400 NYPD members test positive for coronavirusIn hard-hit New York City, 1,400 members of the police department have tested positive for the coronavirus, says New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.NYPD officers prepare to disperse people who gathered to check out the USNS Comfort on March 31, 2020, in New York.
NYPD officers prepare to disperse people who gathered to check out the USNS Comfort on March 31, 2020, in New York.NurPhoto via Getty ImagesAbout 17% of the department -- 6,172 employees -- are now out sick, Shea said."We are scrambling but that shouldn’t have a negative connotation," Shea told CNN."We’ve added a lot to our repertoire: reaching out to New Yorkers who need help, delivering food."
Despite the large percentage of sick calls, Shea said there are still plenty of cops on corners and in cars. He did concede the department is"planning for all eventualities" should the number of infections within the NYPD climb.As of Tuesday night, 1,096 people had died in New York City due to COVID-19, according to the city's health department.
9:27 a.m.: FBI Academy suspends classesWhile the FBI and other law enforcement agencies continue to insist their security posture has not been hindered by the spread of the coronavirus, the crisis has now led to a temporary pause in training classes for the bureau’s next generation of leaders at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
The FBI said training classes will resume"when safe and appropriate as recommended by our chief medical officer."8:02 a.m.: Spain's diagnosed cases top 100,000The number of diagnosed cases of the novel coronavirus in Spain surpassed 100,000 on Wednesday.
The Spanish Ministry of Health recorded 7,719 newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to 102,136 -- an 8% increase.A member of Spain's UME (Emergency Army Unit) wearing a protective suit to protect from the novel coronavirus stands next to a bus carrying patients infected with COVID-19 who are waiting to be transported from Gregorio Maranon hospital to a temporary hospital set up at the IFEMA convention center in Madrid, Spain, on April 1, 2020.
A member of Spain's UME (Emergency Army Unit) wearing a protective suit to protect from the novel coronavirus stands next to a bus carrying patients infected with COVID-19 who are waiting to be transported from Gregorio Maranon hospital to a temporary hospital set up at the IFEMA convention center in Madrid, Spain, on April 1, 2020.
Manu Fernandez/APThe health ministry also reported 864 new fatalities from the disease, bringing the country's death toll to 9,053 -- a 10.5% increase.Spain has the second-highest nationwide death toll from COVID-19 following Italy, according to the latest count from Johns Hopkins University. The two countries account for half of all the world's fatalities from the virus, with a collective total of more than 21,000.
7:18 a.m.: US Surgeon General says extended social distancing guidelines may not be enoughU.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams acknowledged Wednesday that the additional 30 days of nationwide social distancing guidelines may not be enough time for some states and cities to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus,"depending on where they are on the curve."
"We're looking at this next 30 days as an opportunity for the entire country to really understand if we do the right things, then we can flatten our curve in our own different areas and actually get to the other side," Adams said in an interview on"Good Morning America."
"The most important thing to know is that if you are aggressive about mitigation, you can get through to the other side and usually in about three weeks or so to hit your peak and start to see cases come down," he added."I feel confident that we can get through to the other side if we all cooperate and do our part together."
Surgeon General Jerome Adams appears on "Good Morning America," April 1, 2020.Surgeon General Jerome Adams appears on "Good Morning America," April 1, 2020.ABC NewsAdams said they've asked the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to"take another look" at whether having more people wear masks will help prevent transmission of COVID-19. But he emphasized that"the most important thing right now to do is for people to stay at home."
"Initially, the CDC, the World Health Organization and my office recommended against the general public wearing masks based on the best available science at the time, in terms of whether or not it prevented the wearer from catching coronavirus," he said."Now, we've learned about this disease -- and we've always said, we're going to learn more, we're going to adjust -- and we've learned that there is a fair amount of asymptomatic spread."
A woman wearing a mask, as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus, passes a stop sign in Mount Rainier, Maryland, near Washington, D.C., on March 30, 2020.A woman wearing a mask, as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus, passes a stop sign in Mount Rainier, Maryland, near Washington, D.C., on March 30, 2020.
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty ImagesAdams noted that members of the general public do not need to wear N95 masks."If you take one of those N95 masks, you may be taking it out of the hands of a health care worker who desperately needs it to care for patients," he added.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said at a press briefing Tuesday that both CDC and White House officials are having a"very active discussion" about whether to recommend the broad use of masks in the U.S.
Tune into ABC at 1 p.m. ET and ABC News Live at 4 p.m. ET every weekday for special coverage of the novel coronavirus with the full ABC News team, including the latest news, context and analysis.6:35 a.m.: Congo's former president dies from COVID-19
The former president of the Republic of Congo, Jacques Joaquim Yhombi-Opango, has died in Paris from complications related to the novel coronavirus, officials said Wednesday. He was 81.Yhombi-Opango's family reportedly said he had been ill before contracting the virus.
Yhombi-Opango was an army officer who rose to power as Congo-Brazzaville's head of state in 1977, following the assassination of the previous president. He was ousted in 1979 by the country's current leader, Denis Sassou Nguesso.The former president later spent several years in prison after being accused of taking part in a plot to overthrow Sassou Nguesso.
Yhombi-Opango served as prime minister between 1994 and 1996 during Pascal Lissouba's presidency. And when the country spiraled into civil war in 1997, Yhombi-Opango fled into exile in France.What to know about the novel coronavirus: Read more: ABC News »
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