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Coronavirus live updates from around the world

Coronavirus live updates from around the world

1 min agoThe US could have almost 148,000 coronavirus deaths by July 25, according to new forecastFrom CNN’s Arman AzadMembers of the medical staff treat a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on July 2, Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura/Getty ImagesThe US could see nearly 148,000 people die from coronavirus by July 25, warned an updated forecast by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The US has reported 128,743 Covid-related deaths so far. The forecast relies on 24 individual predictions from outside institutions and researchers. The new projections, published Thursday, forecast 147,865 deaths by July 25 — but added the number could range from 139,000 to 161,000. “The state-level ensemble forecasts suggest that the number of new deaths over the next four weeks in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming will likely exceed the number reported over the last four weeks,” the CDC says on its forecasting website.“For other states, the number of new deaths is expected to be similar to the number seen in the previous four weeks or to decrease slightly.”23 min agoBrazil approaches 1.5 million coronavirus casesFrom CNN’s Rodrigo Pedroso in São Paulo and Taylor Barnes in AtlantaHealth professionals administer COVID-19 tests to an elderly indigenous Guarani man in Marica, Brazil, on July 2. Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty ImagesBrazil’s health ministry reported 48,105 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, taking the country’s total to 1,496,858.Thursday’s figures represent the second-highest daily jump in new cases since the pandemic began. The highest was recorded on June 19, when 54,771 new cases were recorded within 24 hours. The ministry also reported 1,252 related deaths on Thursday, bringing the nationwide toll to 61,884.38 min agoThe pandemic could leave 41 million people unemployed in Latin American and the CaribbeanFrom CNN’s Tatiana Arias in AtlantaA passer-by walks past a closed restaurant with the sign that reads ‘everything will be alright’ on July 02, in Bogota, Colombia. Guillermo Legaria/Getty ImagesUp to 41 million people could be left unemployed by the coronavirus pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warned in a new report Wednesday.“The unemployment rate could rise between 4 and 5 percentage points, bringing the number of unemployed in the region to a historical record of 41 million people. If the crisis worsens, the employment situation could worsen, amplifying social inequalities,” the report said.Before the pandemic hit, the unemployment rate in Latin America and the Caribbean was 8.1% — about 26 million people by the end of 2019, according to ILO.The report analyzed data from the World Bank, which estimates a 7.2% drop in the region’s economic growth – leading to an 12.3% unemployment rate. The ILO also analyzed the latest numbers from the International Monetary Fund, which estimated an economic contraction of 9.4%, resulting in a 13% unemployment rate.What the rates mean: “In absolute numbers, these rates imply an increase in the number of people who are looking for a job and do not get it; from 26 million before the pandemic to 41 million in 2020,” ILO specialists explained at a press conference on Wednesday.Where unemployment will hit hard: Various economic sectors are seeing high rates of unemployment. About 40% of workers are in high-risk sectors of hospitality, food service, small businesses and manual labor. Another 17% are in the medium-to-high risk sectors, and only 20% of the labor force is engaged in low-risk economic activities such as those in government, education and health jobs.  “About 60% of those employed in Latin America and the Caribbean are exposed to significant losses of employment, hours worked and income,” according to the report. 57 min agoAn 11-year-old boy has become Florida’s youngest Covid-19 fatalityFrom CNN’s Denise Royal This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)An 11-year-old boy from Florida’s Miami-Dade County is the youngest person to die from Covid-19 complications in the state, according to the Florida Department of Health. According to the latest health records, he is the third minor in Florida to die of virus complications. The others were a 16-year-old girl in Lee County and a 17-year-old boy in Pasco County.Records show the 11-year-old fatality is not a travel-related case, but it’s unclear if the boy recently had close contact with anyone who had Covid-19. The Florida Department of Health told CNN the boy had severe underlying health conditions. As of last Friday, 7,000 minors in Florida had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The state’s total number of confirmed cases now stands at 169,106.28 min agoColombia just had more coronavirus deaths than any day since the pandemic startedFrom CNN’s Stefano Pozzebon in Bogotá and Taylor Barnes in AtlantaHealth workers move a recovered novel coronavirus patient from the Versalles clinic to her home on June 24, 2020, in Cali, Colombia. Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty ImagesColombia recorded 171 coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday, the highest one-day jump since the pandemic began.That brings the country’s death toll to 3,641, according to its health ministry.The ministry also reported 4,101 new cases, raising the nationwide total to 106,110.1 hr 27 min agoMore locally transmitted coronavirus cases in Chinese capitalFrom CNN’s Shanshan Wang in BeijingAn elderly woman waits to take a swab test during widespread testing for the coronavirus outbreak on July 1, in Beijing, China. Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty ImagesChina reported five new coronavirus cases Thursday, according to the country’s National Health Commission (NHC). Three were imported from abroad, and two were locally transmitted in Beijing. There were no new related deaths on Thursday. The NHC also reported four new asymptomatic cases, which are counted separately. A total of 97 asymptomatic cases are under medical observation.These figures raise the nationwide total to 83,542 confirmed symptomatic cases and 4,634 deaths, according to the NHC.Over recent weeks, authorities have raced to contain new outbreaks around the country. An outbreak in Beijing in late June saw more than 250 infected — while in nearby Anxin County, in Hebei province, 400,000 residents were put under lockdown again due to a fresh cluster.1 hr 46 min agoIt’s impossible to pinpoint what caused the latest US spike, says Fauci — but reopenings didn’t helpFrom CNN’s Lauren MascarenhasDr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaking at a Senate hearing on June 30, in Washington, DC.  Al Drago/Getty ImagesIt’s impossible to pinpoint exactly what caused the fresh coronavirus case spike in the US, the country’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said.But a range of simultaneous factors — like protests, political rallies, Memorial Day celebrations and state reopenings — probably contributed, Fauci said in an interview with Harvard Business Review on Thursday.“It’s very difficult to say that this particular demonstration, or that particular rally, or that particular holiday at a beach did it,” Fauci said. “But something happened to make the spike go way up like that.”The rise in cases comes amid reopening efforts in the US, which Fauci said never completely closed in many respects. “When the European Union shut down… about 95 or more percent of the country truly locked down,” he said. “When we were in our lockdown, about 50% of the country was in lockdown.”Fauci said the disparate response to the pandemic among different states, regions and cities made a unified approach difficult, “probably to our detriment.”2 hr 6 min agoMexico reports highest daily jump in new casesFrom CNN’s Matt Rivers in Mexico City and Taylor Barnes in AtlantaA family prepares to bury a suspected Covid-19 victim in Mexico City on July 2. Rebecca Blackwell/APMexico’s health ministry reported 6,741 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday — its highest daily jump so far.The ministry also reported 678 more related deaths.The latest figures raise the nationwide total to 238,511 cases and 29,189 deaths, according to the ministry.2 hr 29 min agoThe US confirmed more than 52,000 new cases on Thursday, the biggest one-day jump so farFrom CNN’s Joe Sutton and Keith AllenAn illustration of the novel coronavirus created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)The United States confirmed 52,291 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University — the biggest one-day jump since the pandemic started.The previous high was set just a day earlier, on Wednesday, at 51,174 cases.The Thursday figures took the national total to 2,739,879 cases and 128,740 deaths, according to JHU.Authorities around the US are struggling to rein in the latest spike in cases, which has seen at least 23 states pause or roll back reopening plans. Just two or three weeks ago, the number of new cases hovered around 20,000 to 25,000 each day — half what it is today.
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