Of the confirmed cases, 54 percent have been men, and 46 percent were women. A total of 105,648 people in Virginia have now been tested. Health officials say that of those 395 deaths, 317 of them came from residents of long term care facilities.
On April 29, Wednesday, blood plasma from people with antibodies against Covid-19 was infused into a seriously ill patient infected with the coronavirus. Jett closed by saying anyone can donate their plasma, all they have to do is go through a blood bank like Red Cross or Gulf Coast Regional Center as she did, and you can schedule an appointment online.
Second lady Karen Pence defended husband Vice President Mike Pence after he faced backlash for not wearing a mask while visiting the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota earlier this week. The directive confirms that Pence's staff was well aware of the need for masks, raising the possibility that none of his aides alerted him to the requirement or that Pence had intentionally flouted it, perhaps to avoid being photographed in a mask.
The FDA issued the emergency use authorization for the drug, which has previously been used to treat HIV patients, after Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases , said it showed some "clear-cut, significant, positive effect " for people battling COVID-19.
Data from a clinical trial suggested antiviral drug remdesivir showed "quite good news" and sets a new standard of care for COVID-19 patients, said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), earlier this week.
Fauci, who at times has dissented from President Trump on certain coronavirus-related matters such as testing capacity and whether some states are re-opening too soon, will reportedly still appear before the Republican-led Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee the following week.