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COVID-19 all-in-one update

(NEW YORK) — Here’s the latest information on the COVID-19 coronavirus as of 8:30 a.m. ET.

Latest reported numbers globally per Johns Hopkins University
Global diagnosed cases: 7,138,885
Global deaths: 406,925.  The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 111,007.
Number of countries/regions: at least 188
Total patients recovered globally: 3,311,738

Latest reported numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 1,961,185 diagnosed cases in 50 states + the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.  This is more than in any other country.
U.S. deaths: at least 111,007.  New York State has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 30,417.
U.S. total patients recovered: 518,522
U.S. total people tested: 20,615,303

The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in New York, with 378,799 confirmed cases out of a total state population of 19.5 million.  That is the most reported cases than in any other single region in the world.  Moscow, Russia is next, with 198,590 reported cases out of a total population of at least 12.5 million.

Latest reported deaths per state
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School closures
For a state-by-state interactive map of current school closures, please visit the Education Week website, where numbers are updated once daily.

There are 98,277 public schools and 34,576 private schools in the U.S., according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Those schools educate almost 50.8 million public school students and 5.8 million private school students.

The latest headlines
Nearly 600 US healthcare workers dead of COVID-19, study shows
Nearly 600 U.S. healthcare workers have died so far from COVID-19, according to Lost on the Frontline, a project launched by The Guardian and Kaiser Health News.  The tally of 586 deaths includes not only physicians, nurses and paramedics, but also hospital administrators and support staff, such as custodians, as well as nursing home workers.  Kaiser Health says theirs is the first comprehensive tally of the cost in lives of COVID-19 among those on the front lines of fighting it, and helping others recover from infection, often at the cost of their own health and lives.  The tally also shows the majority of those who died are people of color, primarily African-American and Asian/Pacific Islander.  Kaiser Health says they’re independently confirming each death before publishing it, along with brief obituaries of those in their database to date, which they say they will continue to update and publicize.

COVID-19 cases increasing in 20 states
In what could be a sign of the pandemic resurgence many experts have been predicting, data shows COVID-19 cases are on the upswing in some 20 states, plus Puerto Rico.  The New York Times reports states that are showing an increasing number of cases include Arizona, Arkansas, Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Washington, plus Puerto Rico.  Twenty states, plus the District of Columbia, are reporting decreasing numbers of new cases, with ten states reporting case totals that remain about the same.  According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, statewide hospitalizations there reached a near-record high over the weekend, continuing several days of consecutive increases in reported infections.  Hospitalizations for the coronavirus have also hit a new record high in North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News & Observer.  South Carolina has reported the highest daily number of new cases since the pandemic began, while Los Angeles is reporting a possible spike in the wake of relaxed stay-at-home orders.

New York City begins to reopen after COVID-19 lockdown
The nation’s most populated metropolitan area is also the hardest-hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s finally beginning to reopen.  WABC reports that New York City on Monday began their so-called Phase 1 of reopening after three months of pandemic lockdown, allowing businesses previously declared non-essential to reopen for delivery and curbside pickup only.  Construction, manufacturing and wholesalers were also cleared to resume work.  As many as 400,000 workers can now return to their jobs, albeit with strong recommendations to continue to take precautions against COVID-19 infection.  Over 207,300 people in New York City have been confirmed infection with COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University – the highest infection rate of any other U.S. city – with more than 22,000 fatalities.

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