Updated at 4:30 a.m. ET Sunday
Over a 24-hour interval, the world noticed practically 260,000 new coronavirus instances — a brand new report. Deaths had been additionally on the rise, with 7,360 new fatalities reported Saturday within the highest one-day enhance since May.
The World Health Organization announced the numbers on Saturday. The United States, Brazil, India and South Africa accounted for greater than 165,000 of the instances. The WHO stated it included greater than 11,000 new instances from Kyrgyzstan on Saturday due to a change in reporting standards.
Globally, practically 600,000 folks have been killed by the virus, according to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. Deaths within the U.S. surpassed 140,000, accounting for nearly 1 / 4 of the world’s COVID-19 fatalities.
On the testing entrance, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave emergency approval on Saturday to Quest Diagnostics to make use of its check for lively coronavirus infections with “pooled” samples. Specimens from as much as 4 folks could be examined collectively; if the outcomes come again damaging, well being officers will know that none of these people examined has the virus. A constructive end result could be adopted up by particular person testing of the samples.
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn stated pattern pooling would let extra Americans be examined extra shortly, whereas additionally preserving testing provides. “Sample pooling becomes especially important as infection rates decline and we begin testing larger portions of the population,” he stated in a press release.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported greater than 74,000 new coronavirus instances throughout the U.S. on Saturday, fueled by report or near-record will increase in a number of states.
Arizona noticed its highest day by day variety of deaths, reporting 147 folks killed by the virus and over 2,700 new instances. The excessive quantity was reportedly partially attributable to a review of death certificates. It introduced the entire dying depend in Arizona to 2,730.
North Carolina additionally noticed a one-day report on Saturday, asserting over 2,400 new instances. Texas reported 130 deaths on Saturday, a day after setting a state report on Friday for many deaths in in the future, with 174 folks succumbing to the virus.
In Florida, additionally besieged by the virus, officers confirmed greater than 10,300 new instances of the virus over the previous day, with 90 deaths. That brings the dying toll in Florida to greater than 5,000. It’s the primary day in 5 days that the dying depend was under 100, in response to The Miami Herald.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stated that one purpose for the excessive variety of instances was that the state obtained 143,000 coronavirus check outcomes that day. “It’s important to put that in context, because I think a lot of people see cases, I think they get really, really scared, and my message is fear is our enemy,” DeSantis stated Saturday.
The median age of individuals getting contaminated in Florida continues to drop, DeSantis stated. In Miami-Dade County, the median age is 41; in Orange County, it is 29; and in Seminole County, it is 26.
Missouri additionally set a record for day by day will increase, with 958 new instances reported Saturday. The seven-day common of recent instances is 731, up from 560 one week earlier.
An inside White House coronavirus job power doc has positioned 18 states within the “red zone,” with 100 new instances per 100,000 folks final week, the Center for Public Integrity first reported Thursday.
In a speech Saturday, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres stated that the pandemic has demonstrated how fragile the world actually is.
“It has laid bare risks we have ignored for decades: inadequate health systems, gaps in social protection, structural inequalities, environmental degradation, the climate crisis,” Guterres stated.