Italy Suffers Fewest Deaths Since Early March, UK Adds “Anosmia” To List Of Official COVID Symptoms: Live Updates

Monday, May 18, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Mon, 05/18/2020


UK reports fewer than 200 deaths
Britain adds “anosmia” to list of official COVID symptoms
Italy reports best numbers since March
Florida reports small uptick in new cases as more businesses reopen
Cuomo press conference begins
China imposes new anti-dumping duty on Australia as global trade wars heat up
WHO’s Dr. Tedros pledges “transparency and accountability” as annual meeting of WHO members begins
Conn & Mass are last 2 states that haven’t lifted any lockdown restrictions
108 million under lockdown in NE China
Beaches, parks reopen across US, Europe
New Zealand reopens schools Monday
Italy plans to reopen most restaurants & businesses by week’s end.
New cases in Brazil, Russia slow as deaths accelerate
In US, all but 4 states have “partially reopened”
WHO annual meeting begins with keynote from President Xi
South Africa reports largest single-day spike in cases
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Update (1230ET): The UK has reported its latest numbers…

Notably, deaths declined for a second day, with the daily total back below 200.

Additionally, the Department of Health and Social Care officially added “Anosmia” – the loss of or change to a person’s sense of smell – to its official list of COVID symptoms. It added in a statement that “it can also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked.”

The Chief Medical Officers for the four nations of the UK endorsed this expansion of the recognized symptoms, saying they “have been closely monitoring the emerging data and evidence on Covid-19 and, after thorough consideration … are now confident enough to recommend this new measure,” according to CNN.

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Update (1220ET): Italy’s Civil Protection Service has just reported the latest numbers as more businesses reopen and life returns to some semblance of normal across Italy, though Italian society is only just beginning to heal from what was a devastating outbreak. The country saw just 451 new cases of coronavirus and 99 new deaths – new lows for both since the early days of the outbreak.

Hospitalizations and the number of patients in the ICU continued to fall, while the number of patients who recovered outpaced the number of new diagnoses once again. The new numbers brought the totals of 225,886 cases and 32,007 deaths. The data (reported with a 24 hour lag) mark the first time since March 9 that Italy has reported fewer than 100 deaths.

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