People walk upon arrival at the Malpensa airport of Milan, Italy, Sunday, March 22, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems.
WASHINGTON DC, USA (AP) – The death toll from the global coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 14,600 people worldwide, and it has sickened more than 335,000. Leaders in the US are hammering out a rescue package that could be worth nearly US$2 trillion, while the death toll in Italy soars again.
WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY:
- In Jamaica no new case(s) was announced today. An article was published in a local daily claiming that local health workers who had treated COVID-19 patients also tested positive for the virus. The Medical Doctors’ Association, the Nurses Association, and the Ministry of Health and Wellness all denied the accusation.
— Italy’s coronavirus infections continue to soar, with 59,000 cases and 5,476 deaths.