Coronavirus USA live updates: cases, deaths, news and stimulus checks, today

Coronavirus USA live updates: cases, deaths, news and stimulus checks, today

Coronavirus live US: latest Covid-19 news - 6/7July

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US coronavirus latest: 13:30 PT / 16:30 ET on Tuesday 7 July  (22:30 CEST)

According to the latest figures published by John Hopkins University11,694,766 cases have been detected worldwide, with 540,157 deaths and 6,353,451 people recovered.

In the USA, there have been 2,966,409 confirmed cases and 130,902 deaths, with 924,148 people recovered from the virus.

Texas reports more COVID-19 cases in single day than any EU country as cases rise by 10,000

Texas shattered records on Tuesday when it reported over 10,000 new coronavirus cases, the biggest one-day increase in the state since the pandemic started, according to the state health department.

Texas, with 30 million residents, has reported more new daily coronavirus cases than any European country had at the height of their outbreaks, according to a Reuters tally.

Outbreaks in Texas, California, Florida and Arizona have helped the United States break records and send cases rising at the highest rates seen yet in the epidemic.

In June, Texas infections rose by 154% or over 100,000 new cases. The percentage of tests coming back positive has soared in July to 13% from 5% at the end of May.

To contain the outbreak, Texas ordered bars to close and limited restaurant capacity. The governor has said shutting down the state again is a last resort and has resisted mandating masks when people go out in public.

John Hopkins mortality analysis for each country

One of the most important ways to measure the burden of COVID-19 is mortality. Countries throughout the world have reported very different case fatality ratios – the number of deaths divided by the number of confirmed cases. Differences in mortality numbers can be caused by:

Differences in the number of people tested: With more testing, more people with milder cases are identified. This lowers the case-fatality ratio.

Demographics: For example, mortality tends to be higher in older populations.

Characteristics of the healthcare system: For example, mortality may rise as hospitals become overwhelmed and have fewer resources.

Other factors, many of which remain unknown.

USA continues to fight against a continuing surge of the virus.

42 states have been seeing surges in cases but some refuse to change course to protect citizens.

American companies starting to take face mask-wearing very seriously.

Africa

A job seeker holds a board advertising his skills as a waste picker pulls a trolley past, loaded with recyclable materials, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

New York expands coronavirus travel quarantine as U.S. pandemic widens

Visitors from three more U.S. states who travel to New York will be required to quarantine for 14 days to control the spread of coronavirus, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday, as alarm grew over a surge in infections in large parts of the country.

New York state, which had been the early epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, unveiled the travel advisory last month in an effort to prevent a resurgence after the state got its outbreak under control.

Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma, all of which are grappling with "significant" community spread of the virus, have been added to the list, Cuomo announced in a statement, bringing the total number of states under the travel advisory to 19.

New Jersey, which along with New York had experienced the brunt of the early part of the U.S. outbreak, also added the three states to its quarantine order.

Parts of the United States, including Florida, Texas and California, have experienced a sharp rise in infections in the past two weeks, an indication that the pandemic remains largely uncontrolled despite the end of lockdowns to control its spread.

A line of more than 200 cars snaked around the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston on Tuesday as people waited for hours in sweltering heat to get tested for COVID-19, the sometimes fatal illness caused by the coronavirus. Some had arrived the night before in order to secure a test at the drive-thru site.

The Brazilian presented has constantly rejected the idea of the coronavirus being a serious threat and now he has it.

WHO acknowledges 'emerging evidence' of airborne spread of COVID-19

The World Health Organization on Tuesday acknowledged "emerging evidence" of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease is spread.

Speaking at a briefing in Geneva, WHO expert Benedetta Allegranzi said the organization believed it had "been open to the evidence on modes of transmission" of the new virus.

Why are deaths not going up (yet)

Interesting thread explaining why although the number of cases has soared in the US recently, the death rate has not tracked that, and why in part we can expect it to start rising at some point.

FC Dallas out of MLS is Back Tournament due to Covid-19 cases

Here's more on the story that FC Dallas will not participate in the MLS is Back Tournament, after 10 players and one coach tested positive for the novel coronavirus

With 10 positive cases, FC Dallas out of MLS is Back Tournament 

FC Dallas will not compete in the Orlando-based MLS Is Back Tournament that is set to begin this week after a number of their players tested positive for COVID-19, Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said on Monday.

Ten Dallas players and one member of the club's technical staff tested positive for the virus since the team's June 27 arrival at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex for the month-long World Cup-style tournament.

Dallas were scheduled to open the tournament on Thursday against the Vancouver Whitecaps but MLS said on Saturday that the game would be postponed as the Canadian side's departure for Orlando had been delayed after two inconclusive COVID-19 tests.

MLB unveils schedule for 60-game season; Nationals-Yankees first up

he defending World Series champion Washington Nationals will play host to the New York Yankees on July 23 in the first game of the 60-game Major League Baseball season, the league announced on Monday.

Later that day, the San Francisco Giants will visit the Los Angeles Dodgers as MLB tries to get its season, whose March 26 opening day was pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic, off the ground.

Fourteen games are scheduled for July 24, and the final day of the regular season will take place on Sept. 27, followed by playoffs.

Tom Hanks: “Wear a mask, wash your hands, social distance. If you can’t do that, I don’t have much respect for you”.

Trump assails NASCAR's leading Black driver, knocks ban of Confederate flag

Anthony Fauci said on Monday that the current state of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States “is really not good” and a “serious situation that we have to address immediately.”

Where COVID-19 is spreading fastest as U.S. cases rise 27% in past week

Trump assails NASCAR's leading Black driver, knocks ban of Confederate flag

Hospitalizations jump 50% in California as coronavirus infections soar

Harvard has announced that classes will be online next semester. This could change a lot of lives if it is carried out.

Sevem

A seven-day rolling average of cases in the USA. They counted another 50,000 plus cases on Monday and 42 states are seeing surges.

It feels like, with Florida seeing a massive surge in cases, that this is not the best way to go about curbing the spread.

Kanye West's clothing brand, Hollywood production companies on pandemic loan list

Ventures backed by big-name entertainers Kanye West and Francis Ford Coppola were among those approved for loans under a U.S. government program to help businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic, according to a list released on Monday.

Billionaire rapper West's clothing brand Yeezy received clearance for a loan of between $2 million and $5 million under the Paycheck Protection Program, the U.S. Small Business Administration said.

The company said the loan would save 160 jobs, according to the SBA.

The PPP was established to aid workers at companies and nonprofits with fewer than 500 employees hurt by closures and other measures meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The list released Monday gave the most-detailed accounting to date of who applied for and was approved to receive funds.

Meanwhile, Trump continues to plan rallies. His next one is on in New Hampshire this week.

42 states now seeing daily rises.

USA Covid-19 and related trends

Coronavirus has touched every aspect of American life. This US Covid-19 recovery hub will give you the data to measure where recovery is happening as it happens.

Should we be worried about this?

With the news that there was a suspected case in China, questions were raised about what it could mean as we fight with the Covid-19 pandemic.

How the medical experts live with Covid-19 risks 

The Post looks at how Dr Fauci and others manage their lives amid the dangers of the current pandemic.

"Knee deep" in the first wave

In the span of a week and a half, the number of coronavirus cases in the United States has doubled, yet officials are saying this is still the first wave of the pandemic.

Atlanta mayor tests positive for Covid-19

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said on Monday that she has tested positive for Covid-19, but has not shown symptoms of the virus.

She gave no information about her diagnosis, whether she is under quarantine and when she was tested. 'Covid-19 has literally hit home,' the first-term mayor of Georgia's state capital city said on Twitter.

State-by-state breakdown

In New York, site of the country's largest outbreak, the state's curve rose sharply before reaching over 170,000 total cases in April. Since then, new cases have fallen from about 10,000 per day in mid-April to fewer than 700 per day in late June.

Catch up

Here are some of the stories that were making the headlines over the last 24 hours:

- San Diego County was officially added to California's "monitoring list"

- Sen. Grassley says he will skip Republican convention due to coronavirus concerns

- MLB confirms testing delays, doesn't expect recurrence

- Tiafoe out of World TeamTennis after positive test

- Coronavirus hospitalizations grow in more than 20 states as Texas admissions soar to new record

- Trump plans New Hampshire rally as he works to re-energize campaign

US coronavirus latest: 16:00 PT / 19:00 ET on Monday 6 July (01:00 CEST Tue 7 July)

According to the latest figures published by John Hopkins University11,565,414 cases have been detected worldwide, with 536,650 deaths and 6,231,052 people recovered.

In the USA, there have been 2,922,000 confirmed cases and 130,208 deaths, with 924,148 people recovered from the virus.

Hello and welcome to our live, rolling coverage of the coronavirus in the United States

More than 11.5 million people globally have contracted the disease according to official figures, and well over half a million have lost their lives to the virus since it started to spread at the beginning of the year.

In the US, the first wave was believed to be over but that is obviously not the case.

Texas, Florida, Arizona and California have seen a resurgence in new cases and record numbers of hospitalisations reaffirming fears that a second wave, or a continuation of the first, is a very real possibility.

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