Coronavirus continues to increase in several states across the country, primarily in the southern and western United States. Testifying before members of Congress on Tuesday, White House health adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said parts of the United States are beginning to see a “disturbing increase” and described the general situation in the United States as a “mixed bag” in different regions and states. .
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- Global cases: more than 9.27 million
- Global deaths: at least 477,807
- US cases: more than 2.34 million
- Deaths in the United States: at least 121,225
The above data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The United States will eclipse its first peak, says Dr. Scott Gottlieb
8:20 am ET – New daily coronavirus cases will exceed the country’s first peak in April, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC.
“We are going to eclipse the totals in April, so we will eclipse 37,000 diagnosed infections per day,” he said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”. “But in April we were only diagnosing one in ten to one in 20 infections, so those 37,000 infections probably represented half a million infections at the peak.”
Since April, the USA USA They have significantly increased the country’s ability to broadly analyze the virus, even among asymptomatic and presymptomatic patients. That means that while confirmed cases are likely to return to their peak, the underlying outbreak is likely not as large as it was in April, Gottlieb said.
“The total number of deaths is decreasing because the total infection burden in the country is much lower now than in April,” he said. —Will Feuer
WHO says 1 million newer cases reported in just one week
8:08 am ET – The pandemic is still accelerating, with the last million cases reported in a week, said director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, according to Reuters.
“The last million cases of Covid-19 were reported in just one week,” Tedros said during a virtual conference on vaccine development and access across the continent, Reuters reported.
He added that all African countries have developed laboratory capacity to carry out diagnostic tests for the virus.
The virus has sickened more than 9.27 million people worldwide and has killed at least 477,807 people so far. There is still no United States-approved treatment or vaccine for the disease. —Will Feuer
India Reports Record Single-Day Increase In Cases
Health workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) carry the body of a person who died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, on June 24, 2020.
Anushree Fadnavis | Reuters
7:12 am ET – India has reported its highest peak of new coronavirus cases since the virus took over 1.3 billion people in the country, according to the Associated Press.
In 24 hours, the country reported 15,968 new cases and 465 deaths, the AP reported. That means the virus has now infected more than 456,183 people in the country and has killed at least 14,476 people, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Maharashtra, New Delhi and Tamil Nadu are the most affected states, accounting for almost 60% of all confirmed cases in the country. New Delhi, in particular, is emerging as a cause for concern in the federal government, AP reported, due to poor contact-tracking infrastructure and limited hospital capacity.
India has the fourth worst coronavirus outbreak in the world, based on the total number of confirmed cases, behind only the United States, Brazil and Russia. –Will Feuer
The EU is discussing reopening its borders, but US citizens could remain excluded
A general view of the Pantheon square almost deserted during the closure of Italy due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Andrea Staccioli | fake pictures
6:51 am ET – The European Union is currently discussing how to reopen its external borders as the region seeks to reopen its economies, but US visitors. USA And from other places, they may be banned from entering the block for now.
Thirty European countries decided to close their external borders in March to contain the spread of Covid-19, but that measure will be lifted on June 30. Representatives of EU governments are discussing the criteria for lifting travel restrictions from abroad and At the moment, the main requirement is the rate of coronavirus infection in the country of origin.
This means that countries with high rates, such as the United States and Brazil, could remain excluded from entering European nations, at least for a time. –Silvia Amaro
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