Coronavirus cases are surging in the U.S., with daily records set six times in the last 10 days. The daily death toll, while below the peak of mid-April, is rising , too. Meanwhile, the country continues to get mixed messages from President Trump and leading health authorities.
The nations that have effectively controlled infections have been able to confidently reopen their economies. But the virus continues to run rampant in the U.S. even as a new analysis shows stark racial disparities in who is being infected.
The world blew past another milestone this weekend with the number of coronavirus cases surpassing 10 million. There are now about 10.4 million cases worldwide, and over half a million deaths. The U.S. accounts for more than 2.6 million of those cases and almost 130,000 deaths. Experts say that is still most likely an undercount of coronavirus-related deaths.
More than 40,000 new cases of coronavirus were reported in the U.S. on Thursday, the largest single day increase since the pandemic began, smashing a record that had only been set the day before.
Top health officials, including infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci and CDC director Dr. Robert R. Redfield, warned a House panel about the “tremendous burden” Covid-19 could place on the health care system if it continues unabated and overlaps with the flu season this fall and winter
New coronavirus cases in Oklahoma are increasing just ahead of President Trump’s scheduled campaign rally Saturday at an indoor arena in Tulsa. Twenty three states have seen a rise in cases this week compared to last, probably due, in part, to relaxing stay-at-home orders too quickly. California and some other jurisdictions have issued orders to wear masks in public.
Many poorer countries around the world canceled vaccination drives this spring in order to limit the spread of coronavirus, but the result has been more illness and death from diseases that are easily preventable.
A woman in her 20s received the first known lung transplant in the U.S. for Covid-19, having both of her severely damaged lungs replaced. Meanwhile, U.S. coronavirus deaths will soon exceed the number of American fatalities in World War I from combat and disease: 116,516,
New coronavirus cases are increasing in 22 states, even as many lift restrictions on movement and activity meant to slow the spread of the virus. In the U.S., there are more than 1.9 million confirmed cases and over 111,000 deaths.
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis publicly denounced President Trump over misusing military and police to clear protesters so he could do a Bible photo op at St. John's Episcopal Church a block from the White House. Now, the American Civil Liberties Union and Black Lives Matter D.C. have filed a lawsuit over the incident.