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COVID-19 Update: U.S. Cases Continue to Rise to Over 400,000
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April 8, 2020 via Global Guardian

Total confirmed cases in the U.S. have exceeded 400,000 after more than 33,000 new cases were recorded in the last 24hrs.

More than two million tests have been performed in the U.S. to date. Among the worst affected states are New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Connecticut when looking at cases per capita.

California governor Gavin Newsom announced the state had secured nearly 200 million masks per month for health care workers amid a global shortage. Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti reiterated guidance for anyone in the city to wear a face mask while out in public such as in grocery stores or pharmacies where social distancing is difficult.

The U.S. is approaching peak daily deaths after 1,970 were recorded in the last 24hrs. Data models show daily deaths will peak on 12 April at just over 2,200 deaths. Models are now projecting fewer total deaths due to COVID-19 in the U.S., down to 60,000 deaths after initial projections showed 94,000 deaths just a week ago. This indicates the social distancing and non-essential movement restrictions are working. While daily new cases and daily deaths continue to rise, they should plateau in the next 5-7 days and then slowly decline.'s ConvergeBlog
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Coronavirus Travel Policies & Advisories

April 8, 2020 via One Mile At A Time

The situation is changing by the hour, and while there will be worldwide social and economic fallout from this pandemic, the impacts on the travel industry are far-reaching....this guide will be kept updated with the various rules and waivers across hotel and airlines, along with assorted travel advisories.
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If You're Traveling Between States, Here's Where You'll Have To Self-Quarantine

April 4, 2020 via USA Today

In the absence of federal domestic travel restrictions to stem the spread of COVID-19, the governors of at least 40 states have stepped in, issuing stay-at-home orders. And more than a dozen are discouraging interstate travel by announcing quarantine requirements for travelers or people who live there traveling home from other states.
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DOT Tells Airlines To Refund Canceled Flights, But Don’t Count On Cash Just Yet
April 6, 2020 via LA Times

Passengers have recently encountered resistance from airlines when trying to get their money back for canceled flights. Some airlines insist that they will issue only a voucher, despite contracts of carriage that say otherwise.
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