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(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed greater than 502,000 folks worldwide.
Over 10.1 million folks throughout the globe have been identified with COVID-19, the illness brought on by the brand new respiratory virus, based on information compiled by the Heart for Methods Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins College. The precise numbers are believed to be a lot greater as a result of testing shortages, many unreported instances and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.
For the reason that first instances have been detected in China in December, america has turn out to be the worst-affected nation, with greater than 2.5 million identified instances and at the very least 125,824 deaths.
Right here’s how the information is creating Monday. All occasions Japanese:
5:32 p.m.: U.S. airways to strengthen journey insurance policies
All main U.S. airways will now require passengers to reply a well being evaluation in the course of the check-in course of, which incorporates agreeing to put on a face masks on board.
Airways for America, the business commerce group representing seven U.S. airways, introduced the brand new procedures for all passengers. They embody agreeing to put on a face protecting on the airport, on the jet bridge and on the aircraft; providing assurance that they’re freed from COVID-19 signs, corresponding to coughing or lack of style or scent; and providing assurance that they haven’t had publicity to somebody who examined optimistic or had COVID-19 signs within the final 14 days.
Alaska Airways, American Airways, Delta Air Traces, Hawaiian Airways, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airways and United Airways now or would require passengers to finish the non permanent well being acknowledgment in the course of the check-in course of, the group mentioned.
3:06 p.m.: WHO official warns pandemic shouldn’t be near over
Officers from the World Well being Group gave robust warnings in regards to the pandemic, telling reporters COVID-19 is “not even close to being over.”
Tuesday marks the six-month anniversary for the reason that group was first notified in regards to the virus and WHO Director-Normal Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentioned folks have to replicate on the progress made and the street forward.
“None of us could have imagined how our world, and our lives would be thrown into turmoil by this new virus,” he mentioned.
Tedros urged international solidarity in combating the illness and will increase seen the world over.
“The worst is yet to come,” he mentioned.
2:38 p.m.: New Jersey backtracks on deliberate indoor eating reopening
Gov. Phil Murphy introduced that New Jersey will pause its reopening of the state’s indoor eating, which was slated for Thursday.
Murphy cited “spikes” in instances in different elements of the nation the place restrictions on indoor eating have been lifted.
“We have been cautious throughout every step of our restart,” he tweeted. “We’ve always said that we would not hesitate to hit pause if needed to safeguard public health. This is one of those times.”
2:15 p.m.: Utah governor urges Pence to encourage face coverings
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert advised Vice President Mike Pence throughout his weekly convention name with governors that his state is turning into complacent and led to a “spike” in instances over the past three or 4 weeks, based on audio obtained by ABC Information.
Whereas Herbert, a Republican, confused that the state’s fatality fee is .8%, he urged Pence and the president to ship a message to the general public that sporting a face protecting is the easiest way to combat the pandemic.
“I think mister vice president if you and President Trump could say — not as necessarily a mandate but as a best practice, ‘If you want to stop the spread, if you want to slow down the spread, as a best practice … we recommend that you wear a mask,’” Herbert mentioned.
Pence responded by reiterating that the administration would help leaders who promote face coverings.
“We were in Texas yesterday and we made it very clear that people should wear a mask whenever state local authorities indicate that it’s appropriate, or when social distancing is not possible,” the vice chairman mentioned.
2:07 p.m.: Planet Health responds to case in West Virginia location
Planet Health mentioned it’s working with well being officers after one in all its members examined optimistic for the virus in West Virginia. Not less than 200 individuals who use the gymnasium on Fort Pierpont Drive in Morgantown have been requested to quarantine for 14 days.
“We will continue to take every necessary precaution to ensure the safety of our community, and we have taken a number of steps across all of our locations, which include enhanced cleanliness and sanitization policies and procedures, extensive training for staff, physical distancing measures, reducing physical touch points in the club with touchless check-in, and more,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement.
1:30 p.m.: WHO official requested about Trump’s ‘kung-flu’ feedback
Officers from the World Well being Group have been requested throughout their day by day briefing about their ideas on the president utilizing racist terminology to speak in regards to the pandemic.
WHO emergencies Chief Dr. Mike Ryan didn’t consult with Trump by title however mentioned, “many people have used unfortunate language in this response.” Throughout a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Trump referred to the pandemic as “kung-flu,” to a laughing crowd of supporters.
“It is unfortunate if our global discourse is reduced to base language. That never helps,” Ryan mentioned.
The official added WHO wish to see a discourse that was extra acceptable from all world leaders.
“In that sense, we encourage all people, at all levels, and in all countries to use language that is appropriate, respectful and is not associated with any connotations that are negative,” Ryan mentioned.
WHO officers added they’re sending a workforce to China to research the virus’ origins and emphasised the necessary of robust contact tracing applications.
12:21 p.m.: Cuomo pushes Trump to mandate face coverings as instances decline in NY
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo slammed the federal authorities and different states for not doing sufficient to curb the rise in COVID-19 instances and urged them to implement safeguards.
Cuomo particularly known as on President Donald Trump to signal an govt order that may mandate face coverings throughout the nation.
“We did it two months ago … the other states are just starting to this now,” he mentioned. “Let the president lead by example. Let the president put a mask on.”
Cuomo mentioned he’s involved that the rise of coronavirus instances would damage New York, which was as soon as the epicenter of the pandemic however is now on a decline within the variety of instances and deaths. At its peak at first of April, the state noticed its three-day common of recent COVID-19 deaths round 763, and on Sunday, that three-day common was eight, based on Cuomo.
The governor additionally unveiled a sculpture of a mountain manufactured from Styrofoam that he mentioned symbolized the state’s coronavirus case curve.
“I wanted to show New Yorkers what they did,” he mentioned. “And remember what we went through.”
11:39 a.m.: Broadway reveals suspended for remainder of yr
New York Metropolis’s iconic Broadway reveals will likely be suspended by way of the remainder of the yr as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
The Broadway League, the nationwide commerce affiliation for the Broadway business, made the announcement Monday, saying theaters at the moment are providing refunds and exchanges for tickets bought for all performances by way of Jan. 3, 2021. The group mentioned it’s working with metropolis and state officers in addition to key consultants “to formulate the best plan to restart the industry.”
Broadway reveals have been initially suspended on March 12 at the beginning of the pandemic. There have been 31 productions working at the moment, whereas a further eight have been in rehearsals getting ready to open within the spring.
Returning productions are at the moment projected to renew performances over a sequence of rolling dates early subsequent yr. Tickets for performances subsequent winter and spring are anticipated to go on sale within the coming weeks, based on the Broadway League.
“The Broadway experience can be deeply personal but it is also, crucially, communal,” Thomas Schumacher, chair of the board of the Broadway League, mentioned in an announcement Monday. “The alchemy of 1000 strangers bonding into a single audience fueling each performer on stage and behind the scenes will be possible again when Broadway theatres can safely host full houses. Every single member of our community is eager to get back to work sharing stories that inspire our audience through the transformative power of a shared live experience. The safety of our cast, crew, orchestra and audience is our highest priority and we look forward to returning to our stages only when it’s safe to do so. One thing is for sure, when we return we will be stronger and more needed than ever.”
11:02 a.m.: New York Metropolis’s indoor eating ‘now in question,’ mayor says
Whereas New York Metropolis prepares to enter the following part of its reopening plan, Mayor Invoice de Blasio mentioned Monday that indoor eating “is now in question.”
De Blasio mentioned town is on monitor to maneuver into part three of reopening subsequent Monday, however he’ll reexamine the indoor eating component and probably pause or modify it. The mayor mentioned he can have extra to say on the difficulty within the coming days.
Nonetheless, de Blasio mentioned out of doors eating is “clearly working.” The mayor introduced that barbecue areas within the metropolis’s parks will likely be reopened for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.
New York Metropolis, as soon as the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak in america, entered part two of reopening final week, which allowed eating places to renew out of doors eating companies.
De Blasio mentioned the COVID-19 indicators — together with the day by day variety of hospitalizations and sufferers in intensive care — stay beneath the specified thresholds.
“The New York City story is pretty damn good,” the mayor advised reporters Monday.
10:36 a.m.: UK wants an interventionist method to financial system, prime minister says
The UK ought to take an activist and interventionist method to the financial system to assist it get better from the coronavirus disaster, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson mentioned Monday.
“I believe personally that what the government has got to do right now is keep going with an activist, interventionist approach,” Johnson advised reporters. “But that’s the way also to get business to be confident, to start investing, to start taking people back and start creating new jobs and driving new growth.”
The UK has been hit exhausting by the coronavirus pandemic. The nation has one of many highest demise tolls from COVID-19 on this planet, after america and Brazil.
In the meantime, a latest forecast from the Bank of England predicts the UK is heading for its worst financial downturn in additional than 300 years.
9:05 a.m.: Putin says he ‘regularly’ will get examined for COVID-19
Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned he will get examined for the novel coronavirus each “three to four days,” based on a brand new interview with state-run tv channel Rossiya-1.
To this point, Putin mentioned all his exams outcomes have been unfavorable, “thank god.”
The Russian chief admitted that having to work at home was a problem for him as a result of he enjoys having direct communication with different folks.
On Monday, Russia’s coronavirus headquarters reported 6,719 new instances of COVID-19, bringing the nationwide complete to 641,156. Russia has the third-highest variety of identified instances on this planet, after america and Brazil, based on a depend saved by Johns Hopkins College.
Russia’s demise toll from the illness now stands at 9,166, after a further 93 sufferers died over the previous 24 hours, based on the nation’s coronavirus headquarters.
8:20 a.m.: People should ‘act responsibly,’ well being secretary says
Amid a spike in coronavirus infections throughout america, Well being and Human Companies Secretary Alex Azar is asking on People to observe social distancing and put on face masks as folks return to work and college.
“We have all got to as Americans act responsibly, even as we reopen and get back to work, get back to school and get back to health care, we’ve got to practice social distancing. We’ve got to use face coverings when we can’t practice social distancing,” Azar advised ABC Information chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Monday on Good Morning America.
Many areas within the southern a part of the nation at the moment are experiencing “very serious outbreaks,” the place the common age of individuals testing optimistic for COVID-19 is reportedly 35 or youthful and lots of are asymptomatic, based on Azar.
“We have a lot more tools now than we had two months ago,” he mentioned, “but still there is a heavy burden on us in terms of our collective responsibility as individuals when we reopen.”
7:12 a.m.: Trump secures half one million therapy programs of remdesivir
U.S. President Donald Trump has secured half one million therapy programs of remdesivir for American hospitals by way of September, Well being and Human Companies Secretary Alex Azar introduced Monday.
It’s the primary antiviral remedy to indicate effectiveness towards the novel coronavirus in human scientific trials.
“This is the drug that, if you’re hospitalized, can reduce the length of your stay by a third,” Azar advised ABC Information chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Monday on Good Morning America.
The deal between the Trump administration and California-based drugmaker Gilead Sciences permits U.S. hospitals to buy remdesivir in quantities allotted by the Division of Human and Well being Companies in addition to state well being departments.
The federal authorities is working with states to verify the drug “gets to the hospitals most in need,” Azar added.
Gilead initially developed remdesivir to deal with sufferers with Ebola virus illness. In May, the Meals and Drug Administration licensed the drug for emergency use to deal with sufferers hospitalized with extreme instances of COVID-19. Since then, the U.S. authorities has been distributing therapy programs of remdesivir that have been donated by Gilead.
There’s at the moment no FDA-approved merchandise to deal with or stop COVID-19.
Gilead introduced Monday that it’ll cost $2,340 for a typical therapy course of remdesivir for sufferers lined by authorities well being applications in america and different developed nations the place the drug is permitted to be used. The price can be $3,120 for sufferers with personal medical insurance in america.
6:18 a.m.: Over 200 urged to quarantine after optimistic case at a Planet Health
Greater than 200 folks in West Virginia are being requested to quarantine themselves and look ahead to signs after a gymgoer examined optimistic for COVID-19.
The optimistic case is a consumer of Planet Health on Fort Pierpont Drive in Morgantown, and the Monongalia County Well being Division is now urging members who have been there between 9 a.m. and three p.m. native time on June 24 to remain residence for 14 days since being uncovered. An estimated 205 folks have been on the gymnasium throughout that window of time.
“They also should do their best to stay away from others in their household,” Dr. Lee B. Smith, Monongalia County well being officer and govt director of the county’s well being division, mentioned in an announcement Saturday. “Ways to do this would be to stay primarily in one area of the home and to wear a mask if you must be around others.”
People shouldn’t depart their properties till July Eight or except to hunt medical care. Those that develop signs ought to contact their major care supplier and get examined.
West Virginia has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in latest weeks. Previously 10 days, the Mountain State has reported a rise of about 400 COVID-19 instances. Within the 10 days previous to that, the case depend climbed by about 240, based on well being officers.
As of late Saturday afternoon, West Virginia had reported a complete of two,782 confirmed COVID-19 instances. Monongalia County at the moment has 152 instances, up 21 instances previously 10 days, well being officers mentioned.
Residents are inspired to put on masks in public, wash arms completely and infrequently, and keep a distance of six toes from others.
“These measures have proven to slow the spread of COVID-19,” Dr. Smith mentioned. “If we want to continue to open up businesses and avoid the need to reverse some of the steps we have taken, people must take these precautions seriously.”
5:52 a.m.: New York information lowest rise in deaths since March
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced on Sunday the state’s lowest demise toll and hospitalizations from COVID-19 for the reason that pandemic started.
Simply 5 new deaths have been reported in New York state on Saturday — the bottom single-day improve since March 15. The statewide demise toll now stands at 24,830, based on Cuomo.
Hospitalizations additionally continued to drop — now beneath 900 — and fewer than 1% of COVID-19 exams have been optimistic on Saturday, Cuomo mentioned.
There have been 616 new instances confirmed, bringing the statewide complete to 392,539, based on Cuomo.
New York, as soon as the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic in america, and different northeastern states have made main progress in recovering from their outbreaks. In the meantime, a number of southern and western states are experiencing an alarming surge in new infections.
An ABC Information evaluation discovered that seven states — Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah — have seen a file variety of new instances since Friday.
4:39 a.m.: China sees decline in new instances
China on Monday reported simply 12 new confirmed instances of COVID-19 and no new deaths, because the nation which was the unique epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic continues to see a downward development in infections.
5 of the brand new instances have been imported from abroad whereas seven have been instances of home transmission in Beijing, the place greater than eight million of town’s 21 million residents have been examined for the novel coronavirus in latest weeks. The Chinese language capital has seen a latest spike in infections, although the variety of new instances reported there on Monday was down by half from the day past, based on China’s Nationwide Well being Fee.
General, the Chinese language mainland has reported 83,512 confirmed instances of COVID-19 with at the very least 4,634 deaths. There are nonetheless 418 sufferers receiving therapy for the illness, whereas one other 112 are underneath commentary for testing optimistic with out displaying any signs or for being suspected instances, based on the Nationwide Well being Fee.
3:42 a.m.: US stories greater than 38,800 new instances
Greater than 38,800 new instances of COVID-19 have been recognized in america on Sunday, based on a depend saved by Johns Hopkins College.
The newest day by day caseload is down from the nation’s file excessive of greater than 45,000 new instances recognized final Friday.
The nationwide complete at the moment stands at 2,549,028 identified instances with at the very least 125,803 deaths.
The brand new instances embody folks from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and different U.S. territories in addition to repatriated residents.
By May 20, all states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and different restrictions put in place to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day improve in instances then hovered round 20,000 for a few weeks earlier than taking pictures again as much as over 30,000 after which crossing 40,000 final week.
Almost half of all 50 states have seen an increase in infections in latest weeks, with some — corresponding to Florida, South Carolina and Georgia — reporting day by day information.
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