I expect that number 3-5 times that by the weekend.
Yes, quite possible. When an epidemic takes off, the increase is exponential.
I hope folks there wake up soon. The restrictions here are quite extensive now, but I think people are starting to figure out what is really important, and what the restrictions are aiming to achieve (that the epidemic spreads more slowly, so that the hospitals can keep up).
You look after yourself and the good wife. A vaccine will come along sooner or later. Until then, stay home as much as possible, and keep your contacts with other people to a minimum. ☺️