CDC director: COVID-19 has ‘brought this nation to its knees’. COVID-19 has “brought this nation to its knees,” Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Tuesday. The country is probably going to spend about $7 trillion “because of one little virus,” Redfield said during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing. “We’ve all done the best that we… Source 7o.
The US is seeing its biggest spike in daily COVID-19 cases since April, and more testing isn't why. Here's what's going on. The U.S. On Wednesday recorded 34,720 daily coronavirus cases, the highest number of new infections since April. Meanwhile, three of the nation's most populous states — California, Texas and Florida — are reporting record-setting highs in daily new cases. Health experts say the surge in states is not because of an increase in testing and it reflects a potentially dangerous new phase of the pandemic. Ref. USAToday.
Face masks required in Utah state buildings, largest county. Utah Gov. Gary Hebert said Wednesday he will require face masks at state-run buildings that include liquor stores and higher education offices and approve a request from the state's largest county to make face coverings required in certain situations. Source 1p.
The US hits 3 million COVID-19 cases. What number will spark changes to slow the exponential rise? The United States now has 3 million reported cases of the coronavirus, a grim milestone that represents roughly a quarter of the world’s cases. But while many Americans may now be numb to the growing COVID-19 toll, avoiding this reality is likely only to make matters worse. Ref. USAToday.
At least half of all states are pausing reopening or taking extra steps to halt the spread of COVID-19. Governors and other leaders in states including California, Texas and Michigan continue to grapple with plans to reopen their economies - or slow them down again - amid a severe uptick in coronavirus cases. Here is a look at which states have paused their reopening or taken other steps. Ref. USAToday.
COVID-19 infections continue to mount: At least 16 states set a record number of cases in a week and four had their highest ever death tolls. The World Health Organization Sunday reported 259,848 cases worldwide as the Johns Hopkins global death toll surpassed 600,000. At least 16 states set records for new cases in a week, while four states had a record number of deaths, a USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins data shows. Ref. USAToday.