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Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 – U.S. Crosses 4 Million Mark

Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 – U.S. Crosses 4 Million Mark

The number of coronavirus cases across the globe crossed the 15 million mark and now stands at 15.17 million, an increase of 239,237 people over the past 24 hours.  Out of this, 9.17 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 621,700.
The number of daily deaths was 5,669 on Tuesday.
In the United States and its …

Coronavirus News: July 21 – Trump Pushes Face Masks, EU Adopts Pandemic Recovery Plan

Coronavirus News: July 21 –  Trump Pushes Face Masks, EU Adopts Pandemic Recovery Plan

In the United States, President Trump reversed course late Monday and said he supported wearing face masks to combat the coronavirus.  The president, who resisted wearing a mask in public for months, later tweeted that “it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, said Tuesday he was very pleased to see the …

Coronavirus News: July 20 – Disney Bans Eating and Walking, Cuomo Tells New Yorkers Not to be ‘Stupid’

Coronavirus News: July 20 – Disney Bans Eating and Walking, Cuomo Tells New Yorkers Not to be ‘Stupid’

As the number of cases in dozens of cities and states in the United States surged to record levels, air travel fell to its lowest level since early April.  In the week ended July 19, 4.65 million people passed through the nation’s airport security checkpoints, according to data released by the Transportation Security Administration, down more than 4% from a week earlier and the first weekly percentage drop since April.
Preliminary …

Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Monday, July 20 – Global Death Toll Hits 600,000

Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Monday, July 20 – Global Death Toll Hits 600,000

The number of coronavirus cases across the globe now stands at 14.7 million, an increase of almost 440,000 people over the weekend.  Out of this, 8.8 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 610,210.
The number of daily deaths was 4,317 on Sunday.
In the United States and its territories, over 62,600 new cases were reported …

Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Friday, July 17 – 14 Million Cases and Counting

Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Friday, July 17 – 14 Million Cases and Counting

The number of coronavirus cases across the globe is poised to hit 14 million on Friday, an increase of almost 400,000 people in the past 48 hours.  Out of this, 8.3 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 593,776.
The number of daily deaths was 5,742 on Friday.
In the United States and its territories, over …

Coronavirus News: July 17 – U.S. Sees New Daily Record, EU Continues Ban on Americans

Coronavirus News: July 17 – U.S. Sees New Daily Record, EU Continues Ban on Americans

As the number of coronavirus cases worldwide approached 14 million, and cases in the United States passed the 3.6 million mark, officials scrambled to add restrictions and require masks.
The United States on Wednesday reported over 75,600 new infections, according to data from the Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available such statistics, shattering the previous record for a single day.  India’s caseload hit one million and the country ranks …

Theaters in London Can Reopen with Social Distancing – But Will They?

After five months in lockdown, British theaters have been given a date when they may reopen. The date, August 1, is approaching but the reopening of the West End isn’t.
Theaters in London’s West End temporarily closed on March 16 “until further notice,” as part of a move to limit the spread of the coronavirus, a move that followed Broadway’s by four days.
Even before the announcement was made, several theaters had …