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Coronavirus live: USA latest news - 28/29 June 2020
US coronavirus latest: 13:30 PT / 16:30 ET on Monday 29 June (22:30 CEST)
According to the latest figures published by John Hopkins University, 10,199,798 cases have been detected worldwide, with 502,947 deaths and 5,169,421 people recovered.
In the USA, there have been 2,564,163 confirmed cases and 125,928 deaths, with 685,164 people recovered from the virus.
Barbara Ferrer, the director of public health for L.A. County, said that new data show “alarming increases in cases, positivity rates and hospitalization.”
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci watches as Vice President Mike Pence speaks after leading a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC. Cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are rising in southern and western states forcing businesses to remain closed. - President Donald Trump faced mounting bipartisan pressure June 28, 2020 to set an example by wearing a face mask, as his health secretary warned the 'window is closing' to gain control of an explosion of infections in conservative-led US states. (Photo by JOSHUA ROBERTS / AFP)
"At 5 p.m. today, the city of Jacksonville will be adopting a mandatory mask requirement for public and indoor locations, and in other situations where individuals cannot socially distance," the city government said in a statement.
It looked as though fourth of July was going to be business as usual a few weeks back but not some states are shutting up shop with the spike in cases.
New York still has the country’s highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths, but the day-to-day numbers have been steadily falling: At its peak, the virus claimed 1,000 lives a day in the state; on Thursday, the state recorded 17 deaths. Florida, among the states not mandating masks, rushed to reopen and on Friday reported its highest number of new cases in one day, with close to 9,000.
What's flying like right now
She reports the toilet was absolutely spotless but alas despite warnings not to, the human need to stand up and grab hand luggage as soon as the plane comes to a stop appears to be too strong to be overcome, even with a potentially fatal virus around.
Four states with declining Covid-19 cases
Looking at new cases in the past week vs the previous week, only four states in the US saw declining amounts of new coronavirus cases: Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
15 states saw similar rates: Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington state.
In all other states the number of cases increased.
California closes bars in seven counties
California governor Gavin Newsom ordered bars to shut across seven counties as cases surged again on Sunday. The counties are home to 13.5 million residents. San Francisco has paused its reopening and some areas have reinstated shelter-in-place orders.
Access to the EU: Americans likely not welcome
The European Union is currently drawing up its list of countries whose citizens can enter the bloc and Americans are almost certain to be excluded as Covid-19 cases soar across the US.
Spain’s foreign minister, Arancha González Laya, said that the list, likely to be released tomorrow, could contain 15 countries that are not EU members and whose citizens would be allowed to visit from 1 July.
The decision around each country will be based on how well they are controlling the spread of the disease. It goes without saying that that the US is not doing well right now.
MLS: 20 players, six club staff test positive
Major League Soccer (MLS) has said 20 players and six club staff have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the 'MLS is Back Tournament' set to begin on 8 July. A total of 668 players had been tested since the resumption of full team training on 4 June, with 18 testing positive ahead of travelling to the Disney World resort in Florida for the tournament, it said.
MLS said in a statement on Sunday two more players had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on their arrival in Orlando for the tournament, which will be held without fans and crown a winner on 11 August.
'Any individual who tests positive ... while in Orlando will participate in a clinical assessment by a healthcare provider and moved to the isolation area of the hotel until he or she receives medical clearance,' MLS said. 'While in isolation, MLS players and other staff will be in daily communication with and receive remote care... including monitoring of symptoms, and regular follow-up testing.'
Across in China...
Mainland China reported 12 new confirmed Covid-19 cases as of end of 28 June, down from 17 reported a day earlier, the country's National Health Commission (NHC) said on Monday. The NHC said in a statement that five of the new Covid-19 cases were so-called imported infections involving travellers from overseas, compared with three such cases reported a day earlier.
The seven local infections were all in the capital city of Beijing, which is trying to manage a new wave of infections. There were also six new asymptomatic cases reported, compared with seven such cases a day earlier. The total number of Covid-19 cases for mainland China now stands at 83,512, while the total death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.
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Coronavirus live US updates: welcome
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, which surpassed 10 million cases and 500,000 deaths on Sunday. We'll endeavour to keep you abreast of the latest developments and statistics emerging in the US, where, as of 19:00 ET, the Covid-19 crisis had led to just over 2.5 million cases and 125,000 fatalities.