Downtown Denver Partnership’s COVID-19 Daily Update: April 30, 2020:
- Another 3.8 million people in the U.S. filed new unemployment claims last week, putting the total since mid-March over 30 million. 79,000 Coloradans were among the 3.8 million Americans who filed for unemployment last week.
- Federal guidelines on social distancing, expiring today, will not be renewed, President Trump says.
- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says any L.A. resident, symptomatic or not, can get a free test.
- Frontier Airlines is making face-coverings mandatory, joining Jet Blue. Click here to read more.
- More than 30 states will partially re-open over the next few days. Click here to see where each state stands in terms of re-opening.
- Last night, 632 men were served at the National Western Complex auxiliary homeless shelter, 143 women were served at the Denver Coliseum, and 500 hotel rooms were occupied.
- Several Colorado cities are requiring face coverings. According to the City of Denver, Denver will soon be among them. Click here for more.
- Click here to see how Colorado is doing, and click here for a Denver dashboard.
Around Colorado and the World
- Worldwide, there have been 3.26 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, and the global death toll now tops 232,800. The total number of recovered individuals is 986,042 people around the world, and 125,949 in the U.S.
- Russia’s 54-year-old prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, announced today he has tested positive.
- New Jersey reported its highest daily death toll: 460 people lost. But fatalities and hospitalizations in neighboring New York continue to decline.
- California Gov. Gavin Newsome ordered beaches in Orange County closed this weekend after crowds ignored distancing requirements last weekend.
- Dozens of bodies were found decomposing in trucks at a Brooklyn funeral home as the death toll across New York state still exceeds 300 a day.