The Minnesota Sun Adds New Daily Feature: Coronavirus Updates


Even as the coronavirus has claimed its first fatality in the U.S., The Minnesota Sun is adding a new reference feature to help you keep track of the virus’s spread in the country and around the world.

We are providing a badge using data from Worldometer near the top of the page. The Worldometer badge will always appear near the top of our homepage, just underneath the Top Story link.

According to their website:

Worldometer is run by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world. Worldometer is owned by Dadax, an independent company. We have no political, governmental, or corporate affiliation.

Worldometer was voted as one of the best free reference websites by the American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world.

Worldometer is cited as a source in over 3500 published books, in more than 2000 professional journal articles, and in over 1000 Wikipedia pages.

Statistics include not only each affected country but total number of cases, new cases, total deaths, new deaths and much more.

A person died in Washington state of COVID-19, the official name for the new, deadly strain, health officials said Saturday, making this the first reported death in the United States, The Washington Times said.

Officials in California, Oregon and Washington State were concerned about the coronavirus spreading through West Coast communities after confirming three patients became infected by unknown means.

NPR reported that the Washington State death came from the Seattle area.

President Trump addressed the nation Saturday after the death was reported and had members of his administration talk about their response to protect the nation.

Those most at risk of death are the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, WebMD said.

Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast on Friday addressed a variety of concerns on the coronavirus, from China’s failed response to the economic problems roiling stock markets around the world.

China is underreporting the problem because the communist leadership fears their economy will collapse, said podcast guest Miles Guo, an expert on the Chinese Communist Party and its coverup of the coronavirus outbreak.

The communist party’s failed response has created many of the problems in the virus’ spread and the world’s economic problems, Bannon said.

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.








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