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Total coronavirus deaths within the U.S. have surpassed 140,000, reaching somber new heights as surging instances proceed to interrupt information in elements of the nation and around the globe.
The U.S. handed the most recent threshold late on Saturday, the identical day the World Health Organization reported the largest one-day increase in world fatalities since May, with 7,360 new deaths. Global deaths had been averaging 4,600 a day in June and 4,800 in July.
According to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the virus has killed not less than 603,285 folks worldwide as of Sunday.
Nearly one quarter of these deaths are accounted for by the U.S.
The U.S. experiences roughly 5,000 deaths every week, in keeping with Reuters. In distinction, Canada has reported a complete of 8,800 deaths because the begin of the pandemic.
The WHO additionally reported a report variety of almost 260,000 new world coronavirus instances on Saturday.
While some international locations have almost introduced the virus underneath management, others are seeing instances spike in report numbers. Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa and Peru are subsequent in line for the very best variety of confirmed instances after the U.S.
India surpassed 1 million confirmed instances on Friday, turning into the third nation to take action. Brazil has now reported greater than 2 million instances, and the U.S. handed the 3 million mark earlier this month.
Over the weekend, leaders around the globe tightened restrictions in response to will increase in instances.
In Hong Kong, which had initially managed to maintain instances numbers low, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced its highest one-day enhance in instances on Sunday — greater than 100 — and enacted new precautionary measures. She mentioned nonessential civil servants should earn a living from home and face masks might be required in indoor public areas. Recently introduced closures of bars, gyms and golf equipment, in addition to restaurant curfews, might be prolonged.
Australian states are enacting new measures in response to rising case numbers. Victoria is newly requiring folks within the metropolis of Melbourne — which is sort of two weeks right into a six-week lockdown — to put on masks in public or face fines. New South Wales is imposing restrictions on “high-risk activities” together with singing in choirs, dancing at nightclubs and bars and eating out in teams bigger than 10 folks.
New restrictions additionally took impact in Israel on Friday, with gyms ordered to shut and eating places restricted to takeout and supply solely. Additional nonessential institutions should shut on weekends, corresponding to shops, malls, hair salons, swimming pools, vacationer points of interest and seashores.
And officers in Ireland announced earlier this previous week that the nation will delay its subsequent part of reopening till mid-August, maintaining bars closed and gathering limits in place for a couple of month longer than deliberate.
Within the U.S., hard-hit states like California, Arizona and Texas have closed bars, delayed reopening plans and tightened different restrictions in latest weeks. Many have carried out statewide mask mandates. Others, like Florida, are enacting extra closures and mandates on the native degree.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported greater than 74,700 new instances and 918 new deaths within the U.S. on Saturday as Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wisconsin all broke state information for the variety of new instances reported in a single day.
On Sunday, South Carolina reported 2,335 new instances, marking its highest single-day enhance because the begin of the pandemic, although it mentioned 526 of these had been from Friday.
Florida reported greater than 12,000 new instances on Sunday, its fifth consecutive day of infections previous the 10,000 mark. It additionally reported 89 new deaths. According to Reuters, deaths within the state have risen by 78% over the past two weeks in contrast with the earlier two weeks.
In an interview with Fox News Sunday, President Trump downplayed the severity of the virus and known as the U.S. mortality charge one of many lowest on the planet. Of the 20 counties at the moment most affected by the pandemic, the U.S. is ranked eighth highest for its observed case-fatality ratio.