A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed greater than 707,000 individuals worldwide.
Over 18.7 million individuals throughout the globe have been identified with COVID-19, the illness brought on by the brand new respiratory virus, in response to data compiled by the Heart for Programs Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins College. The precise numbers are believed to be much higher resulting from testing shortages, many unreported instances and suspicions that some nationwide governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.
For the reason that first instances had been detected in China in December, america has change into the worst-affected nation, with greater than four.eight million identified instances and no less than 158,256 deaths.
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6:03 a.m.: Variety of infants testing constructive has almost doubled on this Texas county
The variety of infants testing constructive for COVID-19 in Nueces County in southwest Texas has almost doubled since mid-July, in response to a report by Corpus Christi ABC affiliate KIII.
For the reason that begin of the pandemic, a complete of 85 kids underneath the age of two had examined constructive for the virus in Nueces County by mid-July. Now, that quantity is “near 167,” in response to Annette Rodriguez, well being director of the Corpus Christi Nueces County Public Well being District.
“That quantity has nearly doubled and that hasn’t been a really very long time interval,” Rodriguez advised KIII.
5:28 a.m.: Information reveals disproportionate variety of non-white kids are dying in US
A disproportionate variety of non-white kids are dying from the novel coronavirus in america, in response to information launched in an inner memo from the Federal Emergency Administration Company obtained by ABC Information on Wednesday evening.
Nationwide, the variety of COVID-19 instances amongst individuals underneath the age of 18 from March 1 to Aug. three had been 40% Hispanic, 34% white and 19% Black. The ethnicity breakdown of these sufferers who died from the illness is 38% Hispanic, 34% Black and 25% white, in response to the memo.
The gender breakdown of these instances is 50% male and 50% feminine. Nonetheless, simply as in adults, COVID-19 is extra deadly amongst males underneath 18, making up 64% of the deaths in comparison with females underneath 18 accounting for 36%, in response to the memo.
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three:39 a.m.: US data over 52,000 new instances in a single day
Greater than 52,000 new instances of COVID-19 had been recognized in america on Wednesday, in response to a rely saved by Johns Hopkins College.
It is the second straight day that america has recorded over 50,000 new instances. Nonetheless, Wednesday’s caseload remains to be underneath the nation’s document set on July 16, when greater than 77,000 new instances had been recognized in a 24-hour reporting interval.
A complete of four,823,892 individuals in america have been identified with COVID-19 for the reason that pandemic started, and no less than 158,256 of them have died, in response to Johns Hopkins. The instances embody individuals from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and different U.S. territories in addition to repatriated residents.
By Could 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and different restrictions put in place to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day improve within the nation’s instances then hovered round 20,000 for a few weeks earlier than taking pictures again up and crossing 70,000 for the primary time in mid-July.
Many states have seen an increase in infections in latest weeks, with some — together with Arizona, California and Florida — reporting day by day data.
Nonetheless, new information means that the nationwide surge in instances could possibly be leveling off, in response to an inner memo from the Federal Emergency Administration Company obtained by ABC Information on Tuesday evening. Nationwide, the final week noticed a 9.2% lower in instances from the earlier seven-day interval. There was additionally a 7% improve in new deaths in comparison with the earlier week, however the determine is decrease than the 20-30% week-over-week improve the nation has seen of late, in response to the memo.
ABC Information’ Josh Margolin contributed to this report.