Coronavirus: U.S., world mark record number of new cases

Coronavirus: U.S., world mark record number of new cases

The World Health Organization reports 230,000 new coronavirus cases were reported across the globe on Sunday.

 

The tally represents the highest single-day total since the pandemic began.

 

The United States reported 60,000 new infections on Saturday and 68,000 on Friday; the two highest totals to date.

 

Florida recorded over 15,000 new coronavirus cases Sunday, setting a new single-day high for any state.

Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis continues to downplay the pandemic and has refused to impose a new lockdown or to order residents to wear face masks.

Deaths are also increasing in many states as the official U.S. death toll tops 135,000.

 

At least eight states set new single-day records over the past week: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Tennessee.

 

In Texas, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner proposed shutting down the state for two weeks as hospitalizations surge to record highs.

 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has rejected such calls.

 

On Saturday, President Trump was photographed wearing a mask in public for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.

 

Trump put on the mask during a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

 

 

ALSO READ: Trump dons masks in visit to a military medical facility

 

 

Meanwhile,COVID-19 death toll at San Quentin State Prison reaches nine

 

 

U.S., World mark record number of new COVID-19 cases

 

 

In California, the coronavirus death toll at San Quentin State Prison has reached nine, after two more prisoners died on Saturday.

Nearly 1,500 men held at the prison have now tested positive.

Dozens of critically ill prisoners have already been hospitalized.

On Friday, California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the release of 8,000 people from the state’s prisons by the end of August.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health have found that prisoners are three times as likely to die from COVID-19 and five-and-a-half times as likely to get infected as the general population.

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Democracynow

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