Roughly 1 / 4 of the practically 740,000 deaths from COVID-19 have been additionally in America, NBC News figures confirmed.
In simply six weeks, the variety of circumstances across the globe doubled as nations that had been in lockdown started opening up in April.
The identical factor occurred within the U.S., the place the majority of the brand new circumstances have been reported within the South and within the Solar Belt in states like Florida, which began reopening in Might on the urging of President Donald Trump and have since seen an ongoing surge in new circumstances, together with 276 extra deaths reported Tuesday.
“This assaults older folks very viciously by the way in which,” Trump stated Tuesday on FOX Sports activities Radio. “However these soccer gamers are very younger, sturdy folks bodily. They’re not going to have an issue. May it occur? I doubt it. You’re not going to see folks dying. Younger folks have the sniffles.”
The Mid-American Convention, nevertheless, has erred on the side of caution and already canceled its fall season due to coronavirus considerations.
A lot of the COVID-19 fatalities within the U.S. have been the aged and the infirm. And the American Well being Care Affiliation and Nationwide Heart for Assisted Dwelling released a report Tuesday exhibiting that confirmed COVID-19 circumstances in U.S. nursing houses are rising quickly once more after a steady decline in June.
However well being consultants have additionally been warning for weeks that the age of the folks catching the virus has been trending downward.
Actually, many of the blame for the case spikes within the U.S. has been geared toward quarantine-weary younger people who’ve been congregating at house parties and bars and refusing to put on masks or apply social distancing.
Additionally, a recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Youngsters’s Hospital Affiliation revealed a 40 p.c enhance in COVID-19 circumstances in kids from July 16 to July 30.
Virtually 100,000 kids within the U.S. have been sickened with the coronavirus within the final two weeks of July, the researchers discovered.
In different developments:
- A Houston-area lady making an attempt to fly residence from Midland, Texas, stated she and her household have been kicked off a Southwest Airways flight on Monday morning as a result of her 3-year-old son, who has autism, refused to put on a face masks. “He was screaming. He was throwing a match. He was screaming no, no, no,” the mother, Alyssa Sadler, advised the local NBC News affiliate. She stated that her son has a sensory processing dysfunction and doesn’t like his face touched and that she produced a physician’s notice saying as a lot. However the flight attendant insisted and the aircraft was returned to the gate. Southwest Airways stated all passengers over age 2 must cowl their faces whereas touring and that that is reiterated in the course of the on-line reserving and check-in course of. “If a buyer is unable to put on a face masking for any purpose, Southwest regrets that we’re unable to move the person,” the airline stated in an e mail to the affiliate.
- Whereas public well being consultants say sporting masks helps gradual the unfold of the virus, implementing masks guidelines may be hazardous to your well being. A 17-year-old employee on the Sesame Place theme park close to Philadelphia discovered that out that arduous manner Sunday when he reminded an unidentified man and lady that they have been required to don masks whereas within the park, in accordance with a report by the NBC affiliate in Philadelphia. A number of hours later, the person confronted the employee on the Captain Cookie’s Excessive C’s Journey experience and punched him within the face, police stated. Then the person and lady fled from the scene as park safety chased after them. The teenager underwent surgical procedure Monday to restore an injured jaw and broken tooth. Police have been nonetheless making an attempt to determine his attacker, who gave the impression to be between 20 and 30 and was driving a automotive with New York plates.
- Only one week after colleges reopened in a northern Georgia college district, greater than 800 of its students and staff have been told to quarantine. Final week, the Cherokee County College District, about 44 miles north of Atlanta, advised 20 folks to quarantine when one second-grader examined constructive for the virus after the primary day of college. That quantity grew quick, and as of Monday evening, the college has ordered 826 college students to quarantine as a result of attainable publicity, according to a list the district created.
- Three folks linked to a Florida school have all died of the coronavirus, authorities stated. Jacqueline Byrd, 55, used to work on the Fort Braden College exterior Tallahassee. Her 19-year-old son, Jordan, was a custodian on the college. And one week after Jordan Byrd died, the mom of his girlfriend died. Karen Bradwell, 53, had been the director of after-school packages at Fort Braden College.
- In Russia, President Vladimir Putin introduced Tuesday that the nation has registered the world’s first coronavirus vaccine. Whereas Putin stated the vaccine, referred to as Sputnik V, had “confirmed environment friendly” and “handed all the mandatory exams,” no information has been printed by researchers for peer assessment and the long-term results of the therapy remained unclear.
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