Hinshaw said the person who died was a woman in her 80s who was living in McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre in Calgary. "We're helping physicians provide care to Albertans during this critical time while also keeping them as safe as possible", said Health Minister Tyler Shandro.
At Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., the more protective masks, known as N95s, are being kept in a locked room, according to one neurologist who agreed to speak anonymously about his growing unease.They understand the shortages, several of the medical workers said, but if they get sick, the coming surge will be that much harder to manage."I'm not trying to point fingers", the neurologist said.
Cases of a new coronavirus in New York City have surpassed 10,000, making it the largest outbreak in the country. Cuomo announced during a press conference today that NY is about to begin trials of antimalaria drugs for treatment of coronavirus.
Provincial legislation dictates that the head of a municipality can declare an emergency and make orders they deem necessary "to protect property and the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the emergency area". The move will give greater powers to Tory and the city's Office of Emergency Management to enforce social isolation and curb the spread of the pandemic.
Dr. Bonnie Henry provided the assurance as she reported 77 new cases of the virus, for a total of 348 people now infected in B.C., compared with 318 cases in Ontario. Officials will soon provide numbers on these patients - that is, those who have COVID-19, but were diagnosed by a doctor, not a test, based on their symptoms and possible exposure history.
Losing your sense of smell or taste could be an indicator you have COVID-19 , the disease caused by the novel coronavirus , experts warn . Other viruses that cause the common cold and other upper respiratory tract infections - including previously-identified coronaviruses - can also lead to the loss of sense of smell so it may not be surprising the new coronavirus would do the same, ENT UK noted.