The Financial Times has used separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS ) and other sources to extrapolate the number of deaths beyond the government total, to better reflect what is happening in the wider community.
Dr. Redfield subsequently retweeted the Post's report on his Twitter page. "The only thing predictable about flu, as Dr. Anne Schuchat of C.D.C. taught me, is that it's unpredictable", Dr. "And so the comment that I made, it's more hard. What we have just gone through, we will not gone through". "That means we need to be ready to reimpose distancing if cases threaten to overwhelm health and public health systems".
Earlier this week the province conceded that the outbreaks in Ontario's long-term care homes now makes it hard to predict the overall number of lives COVID-19 could ultimately take. Overall, there are 1,618 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among residents of long-term care homes and 867 confirmed cases among staff members. Resident-deaths now total almost 450 and one staff member.
One of the deaths occurred at the J.B. Wood continuing care facility in High Prairie. Of those, 1,273 people have recovered. On Monday, the province announced it will advance $24.5 million to operators of continuing care centres to help address immediate cost pressures.
At the start of February, COVID-19 had not yet been declared a pandemic and it didn't yet have an official name ; it was still mainly known as the "2019 novel coronavirus ". Health experts say a shortage of test kits means the United States may be underestimating the extent of the virus outbreak. Direct flights from Wuhan to both LAX and SFO also could have assisted in bringing the virus to California - and there were still flights from mainland China landing at SFO into mid-February .
Reportedly , the CDC has been sent multiple samples taken posthumously from individuals who died in Santa Clara County of flu-like symptoms, and a third individual who died at home on March 6 has also tested positive for the coronavirus .