Live coronavirus updates: CDC adds 6 new possible symptoms of COVID-19


A pandemic of the new coronavirus has killed more than 200,000 people worldwide.

More than 2.89 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Actual numbers are said to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their country’s epidemics.

Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the most affected country, with more than 939,000 cases diagnosed and at least 53,789 deaths.

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    3 people arrested during the “Freedom Rally” demonstration on the beach in San Diego

    Three people were arrested on Saturday during a “Freedom Rally” demonstration in Encinitas, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

    The three were part of a group of several dozen who gathered at Moonlight Beach to protest county beach closings and stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The three were cited for health violations, said Sheriff Amber Baggs Lt. The maximum sentence for health orders could be a fine of $ 1,000 or up to six months in prison, or both.

    Baggs also said that the deputies issued a traffic quote and seven parking quotes during the protest.

    Baggs said there were between 75 and 100 people at the “The Surf’s Up Shred the Tidal Wave of Tyranny” demonstration on Saturday morning. The two-hour event was hosted by Crista Anne Curtis, who led a similar protest last week.

    “Several protesters entered the beach and sat down as MPs started talking to them about the county public health order,” said Baggs. “People have had multiple opportunities to comply with state and county orders. Three participants refused and were arrested. “

    Another demonstration was scheduled for Sunday at the Pacific Beach rescue station at 700 Grand Ave. from 1 p.m.

    Nicknamed “A day of freedom at the San Diego Freedom Rally”, this demonstration is organized by Naomi Soria, according to social media announcing the rally. Soria hosted the downtown San Diego rally last week.

    2:49 a.m .: CDC updates list of coronavirus symptoms

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six new possible symptoms of the new coronavirus.

    People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms to serious illnesses. These symptoms can appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus:

    • Fever

    • Cough

    • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Chills

    • Repeated shaking with chills

    • Muscle pain

    • Headache

    • Irritated throat

    • New loss of taste or odor

    He previously noted only fever, cough and shortness of breath as possible symptoms of COVID-19.

    1:17 a.m .: Over 100,000 people recovered from COVID-19 in the United States

    As of 8:30 p.m. ET, 100,104 people recovered from COVID-19, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

    9:33 p.m. Hawaii extends quarantine for travelers

    Hawaii Governor David Ige has announced that he is extending the 14-day mandatory quarantine for travelers to the state until May 31. It also extends the order to stay at home until the same date.

    He said he continues to keep quarantine in place for travelers because 100 people still arrive every day.

    Tim Sakahara, spokesman for the Hawaii Department of Transportation, said passenger arrivals were down 99 percent from the same period last year. The only flights from San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, Los Angeles and Guam.

    There have been 604 cases and 14 deaths, including two in the past day, in Hawaii. Wyoming, Montana and Alaska are the only states with fewer cases.

    Ahmad Hemingway and Matt Foster of ABC News contributed to this report.


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