Coronavirus updates: New York may be reaching its peak, Dr. Fauci says

Worldwide, more than 1.48 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and at least 88,500 of them have died since the virus emerged in China back in December.

4/9/2020 4:13:00 PM

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Worldwide, more than 1.48 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and at least 88,500 of them have died since the virus emerged in China back in December.

7:19 a.m.: New York may be reaching its peak in outbreak, Dr. Fauci saysDr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top medical expert on the coronavirus pandemic, said Thursday he thinks the U.S. death toll will end up being far less than the original projection and that New York may be reaching its peak in the outbreak.

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A revised model by the University of Washington, often cited by the White House, now predicts that 60,000 people will die from the novel coronavirus in the United States by Aug. 4. The White House coronavirus task force previously projected 100,000 to 240,000 deaths, even if the current social distancing guidelines are maintained.

"Even though it's good news and encouraging, we got to make sure, as I always say, we keep our foot on the accelerator when it comes to mitigation," Fauci told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Thursday on"Good Morning America."

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, appears on "Good Morning America," April 9, 2020.Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, appears on "Good Morning America," April 9, 2020.

ABC NewsFauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said there's"some indication" that parts of the country are beginning to see a bend in the upward curve of the virus outbreak, particularly New York, the U.S. epicenter, which in recent days has seen a drop in the number of patients being hospitalized and needing intensive care.

"You never want to, you know, claim victory prematurely," he said."But when you see those kinds of trends, you hope that we'll see that curve go down and then can start to think about gradually getting back to some sort of steps towards normality."

New York recorded its largest daily death toll from COVID-19 on Wednesday, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state's outbreak appeared to be stabilizing based on the recent decline in hospitalizations.A body is removed from a refrigeration truck serving as a temporary morgue at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in the New York City borough of Brooklyn on April 8, 2020. New York state recorded its largest daily death toll from COVID-19 on April 8, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the epidemic appeared to be stabilizing.

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A body is removed from a refrigeration truck serving as a temporary morgue at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in the New York City borough of Brooklyn on April 8, 2020. New York state recorded its largest daily death toll from COVID-19 on April 8, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the epidemic appeared to be stabilizing.

Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty ImagesWhen asked whether he thinks New York has hit its peak, Fauci said"it's tough to tell" but"we may very well be there."Fauci warned that people shouldn't assume warm weather will drive the virus away, and he urged everyone to continue practicing social distancing and regularly washing hands, even when things return to normal.

"There's precedent with other infections like influenza and some of the common more benign coronaviruses that when the weather gets warmer, that the virus goes down, its ability to replicate, to spread, it doesn't like warm, moist weather as much as it likes cold, dry weather," he said."But having said that, one should not assume that we are going to be rescued by a change in the weather. You must assume that the virus will continue to do its thing."

7:01 a.m.: Washington inmates cause disturbance after learning 6 tested positive for COVID-19More than 100 inmates caused a disturbance at a men's prison in Washington state on Wednesday night, after six prisoners tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The demonstration erupted in the recreation yard at Monroe Correctional Complex. The inmates set off fire extinguishers within two housing units within the prison's minimum security unit, according to a press release from the Washington state Department of Corrections.

All measures to bring the individuals into compliance were initially ignored, officials said, including verbal directives, pepper spray and sting balls, which release light, noise and rubber pellets.An emergency response team was deployed and gave verbal directives, which were obeyed by over half the inmates. Sting balls were then discharged into the area and the other inmates stopped the destruction of two housing units and came into compliance, officials said.

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There were no injuries to staff or the incarcerated men, officials said."It is believed at this time that the incident was caused by recent positive test results of COVID- 19 among six men within the Minimum Security Unit," the Washington Department of Corrections said in a statement."Those six men were transferred from the Minimum Security Unit on Sunday to the facility’s isolation unit. The facility health care team is providing clinical monitoring and supportive care for the individuals in the isolation unit."

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Keep raising panic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: 'We're going to bring in additional funeral directors to deal with the number of people who have passed. 'If you ever told me that as governor I would have to take these actions—I couldn't even contemplate where we are now.' Like some sort of Renaissance painting.

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