Trump Tests Negative For COVID-19 After ‘Valet’ Infected; NY Reports 231 More Deaths: Live Updates

Thursday, May 7, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Thu, 05/07/2020

Summary:

One of Trump’s valets tests positive for COVID-19
Trump speaks with Putin
NYT says COVID-19 spread to NYC first, then the rest of the country
Rite Aid says expanding virus testing
New cases reported Wednesday highest in 2 weeks
Global case total tops 3.75 mil
Belgium prepares to reopen most shops Monday
CNN says 43 states will be ‘partially or mostly open’ by next week
Brazilian villages slam lack of lifesaving medical equipment
Moderna shares spike as 2nd phase vaccine trial set
Japan grants emergency approval to remdesivir
Teva shares explode higher
Nigeria extends flight ban
Vietnam still hasn’t reported a single death from COVID-19
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Update (1155ET): Like California before it, New York is banning late rent fees. The state will also allow renters to use their security deposit to pay rent while extending a policy prohibiting renters from being evicted until Aug. 20.

And just like that, the NYC housing market is about to take another hit.

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Update (1140ET): New York has reported another 231 virus deaths, slightly below the 236 reported yesterday, as Cuomo begins his daily press briefing.

More headlines:

NEW YORK STATEWIDE TOTAL CORONAVIRUS HOSPITALIZATIONS AT ABOUT 8,600 ON MAY 6, VS 9,179 A DAY EARLIER – GOVERNOR CUOMO
NEW YORK STATEWIDE CORONAVIRUS DEATHS INCREASE BY 231 ON MAY 6, VS 232 DEATHS A DAY EARLIER – GOVERNOR CUOMO
NEW YORK 3-DAY ROLLING AVERAGE OF NEW COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS AT 607 ON MAY 6, ABOUT FLAT VS A DAY EARLIER – GOVERNOR CUOMO

Cuomo also revealed that surveillance testing of health care workers found about the same rate of infection as the general population, suggesting that PPE really does work to stop the virus – which is certainly helpful to know for certain (not that it wasn’t already strongly suspected).

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Update (1100ET): One of President Trump’s valets has tested positive for COVID-19. Both the president and VP have reportedly since tested negative, but get ready for a resurgence in the ‘Trump and Pence have corona’ conspiracy theories.

ONE OF DONALD TRUMP’S PERSONAL VALETS HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS, RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO THE VIRUS.
WHITE HOUSE SAYS TRUMP HAS SINCE TESTED NEGATIVE FOR VIRUS
The news arrived just before the White House revealed that President Trump has just spoken with President Putin about arms control and other issues as Russia’s outbreak spirals out of control.

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