WHO says no evidence recovery prevents second infection as coronavirus deaths surpass 200,000 worldwide
Oregon appears to be flattening the curve.
An analysis released Friday by Oregon health officials shows state’s aggressive social distancing measures may have prevented more than 70,000 coronavirus infections since early March, including an estimated 1,500 hospitalizations.
“Our modeling continues to show that our collective efforts are working,” state epidemiologist Dean Sidelinger said in a statement.
The findings bolster arguments from a chorus of public health officials and medical experts, who have urged officials nationwide to maintain stay-at-home orders, warning a premature reopening could lead to new waves of infection and death.
The report, prepared for the Oregon Health Authority by the Institute for Disease Modeling in Bellevue, Wash., drew on a range of factors for its conclusions, including data on confirmed cases, completed tests, hospitalizations, intensive care unit admissions and statewide deaths.
The authors estimated up to 8,400 Oregonians have been infected in total, four times the 2,177 cases confirmed by health officials.
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[Source: Washington Post]