COVID death toll reaches 150000 in US

Friday, 31 Jul, 2020

Since then, the number of cases and deaths in the United States have climbed more steadily than anywhere else in the world.

More than 1,400 coronavirus deaths-or "roughly one fatality for every minute of the day", as the Washington Post puts it-were reported across the US Wednesday; it was the highest daily death toll in two months.

Florida was among six states on Wednesday that reported single-day records for coronavirus deaths.

A German shepherd from NY who enjoyed cuddling, long auto rides, and swimming has passed away after becoming the first dog in the United States to test positive for COVID-19, a new report said.

As the coronavirus spread accelerated in March, and without having federal management, state governors and hospitals began scrambling for ventilators and particular protective equipment this kind of as masks, gloves and gowns for entrance line medical personnel, who have been in numerous places brief of materials and who on their own began dying from Covid-19.

The letter also says Florida is only partially complying to three other guidelines by not mandating masks in all counties with rising test positivity singling out Polk County as one that is now not requiring the use of facial coverings.

Commercial pilot Rob Koreman of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, said he was stunned by the climbing numbers. "We needed state coordination, if not flat-out a federal mandate". Emergency officials have announced that they will close state-run COVID-19 testing sites late Thursday and through the weekend as a precaution.

U.S. COVID-19 deaths have surpassed the 150,000 mark to reach 150,034 as of 3:35 p.m. local time on Wednesday (1935 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. USA deaths topped 100,000 in late May.

Attorney-General William Barr, who testified to a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that Gohmert took part in, will be tested for coronavirus as a result, a Justice Department spokesman said.

The increase of 10,000 deaths in 11 days is the fastest in the United States since early June.

The official death toll in Manatee County now stands at 173.

There is, however, some indication that new daily cases appear to be leveling off this week.

The Trump administration has threatened to withhold funding from schools that do not allow all of their students to return to physical classrooms - although the move has been condemned by Democrats.

In its latest statement on July 14, the IHME said its model now projects the USA death toll at more than 224,000 by November 1, although the institute added that many fatalities could be avoided by preventative measures such as masks and social distancing.

Belgium and Austria also said their economies shrank by 12.2 percent and 10.7 percent.