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Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Sunday, Sept. 20 – The World Has 31 Million Cases Days After Hitting 30

Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Sunday, Sept. 20 – The World Has 31 Million Cases Days After Hitting 30

The worldwide number of reported virus cases crossed the 31 million mark early Sunday, just three days after crossing the 30 million mark on Thursday and the 29 million mark the previous Sunday. The number of cases currently stands at 31.05 million, an increase of 291,196 new cases in the past 24 hours.
The number of deaths, which reached the 900,000 mark just ten days ago, is now 962,482, based on …

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 18 – CDC Testing Recommendation Was Not Written by its Scientists

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 18 – CDC Testing Recommendation Was Not Written by its Scientists

A much-criticized recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published last month was not written by the center’s scientists and was published despite their objections. The guidance that was released stated that it was not necessary to test asymptomatic individuals even if they had been exposed to someone with the coronavirus.  Admiral Brett P. Giroux, the administration’s coronavirus testing czar, called the document a “CDC action” that had …

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 17 – Trump Contradicts CDC Chief’s Testimony on Vaccine Availability

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 17 – Trump Contradicts CDC Chief’s Testimony on Vaccine Availability

Just as the number of coronavirus cases worldwide rolled past the 30 million mark, Dr. Robert R. Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testified in front of a Senate committee that an approved vaccine for the coronavirus would not be widely available until the middle of 2021.  In response, President Donald Trump attempted to correct Dr. Redfield’s statement and said he had “made a mistake” and …

Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Thursday, Sept. 17 – The World Hits 30 Million Cases Days After Hitting 29

Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Thursday, Sept. 17 – The World Hits 30 Million Cases Days After Hitting 29

The worldwide number of reported virus cases crossed the 30 million mark on Thursday, just three days after crossing the 29 million mark on Sunday and less than a week after crossing the 28 million mark.  The number of cases currently stands at 30.03 million as of early Thursday, an increase of 307,465 new cases in the past 24 hours.
The number of deaths, which reached the 900,000 mark just over …

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 16 – Economic Damage from Pandemic 4 Times Worse Than Financial Crisis

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 16 – Economic Damage from Pandemic 4 Times Worse Than Financial Crisis

As the world headed towards 30 million coronavirus cases, the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation said that the damage to the world’s economies from the pandemic was four times greater than the 2009 global financial crisis.
Macy’s said it would scale back its annual Thanksgiving Day parade in New York to be a television-only event.  The department store chain said that the event will take place around its flagship store …

Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Tuesday, Sept. 15 – World Races to 30 Million Cases, Lieutenant Governor Tests Positive

Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Tuesday, Sept. 15 – World Races to 30 Million Cases, Lieutenant Governor Tests Positive

The worldwide number of reported virus cases crossed the 29 million mark on Sunday, just three days after crossing the 28 million mark on Thursday.  The number of cases currently stands at 29.43 million as of early Tuesday, an increase of just shy of 253,000 new cases in the past 24 hours.
The number of deaths, which reached the 900,000 mark on Wednesday, now stands at 932,390, based on data compiled …

Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Monday, Sept. 14 – The World Crosses the 29 Million Mark 3 Days After Reaching 28 Million

Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Monday, Sept. 14 – The World Crosses the 29 Million Mark 3 Days After Reaching 28 Million

The worldwide number of reported virus cases crossed the 29 million mark on Sunday, just three days after crossing the 28 million mark on Thursday.  The number of cases currently stands at 29.16 million as of early Monday, an increase of 200,000 new cases in the past 24 hours.
The number of deaths, which reached the 900,000 mark on Wednesday, now stands at 927,984, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a …