Global coronavirus cases currently exceed 8.5 million, adding another 1 million cases in just a week. Hot spots in Latin America and the Middle East have contributed to growth, with cases in the United States still growing and in Europe on a relative plateau.
Local U.S. officials are continuing to adjust resumption guidelines as Covid-19 cases surge in the states of South and West. In Arizona, where things reached a record one-day increase on Thursday, Governor Doug Ducey allows local and city officials to demand face masks. All California residents are now required to wear masks in public places and at enterprises, after on Thursday this state announced its record one-day increase in the number of new cases. And in Texas, another state that reported a record one-day increase on Thursday, Governor Greg Abbott allowed individual cities to apply fines under the threat of a fine.
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- Global cases: more than 8.5 million
- Global deaths: at least 454,359
- U.S. cases: over 2.19 million
- Mortality in the USA: not less than 118 435
The above data was collected by Johns Hopkins University.
India reports a record increase in new cases. The southern city of Chennai was again in prison
A health worker collects a smear sample from a man to check for COVID-19 infection in a clinic in the Dilshad Garden on June 18, 2020 in New Delhi, India.
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7:15 am ET – India reported a record increase in coronavirus cases on Friday, Reuters reports, as the country’s health ministry has recorded over 13,000 new infections and over 300 additional deaths in the last 24 hours.
According to data collected at Johns Hopkins University, India reported the fourth largest number of Covid-19 cases in the world, second only to the United States, Brazil and Russia, respectively.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi removed most of the blocking restrictions earlier this month, even though the number of cases of coronavirus continued to increase, but now the southern city of Chennai was again in prison after a new outbreak of infections. Sam Meredith
Government tracks contact tracking app downloaded nearly 10 million times
People wearing face masks walk along the main shopping street in Munich, Germany during the coronavirus crisis on April 30, 2020.
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7:01 am ET, the German contact tracking application that was released on Tuesday, downloaded 9.6 million times, a spokeswoman for the Reuters government said.
The application, which was developed in part by SAP and Deutsche Telekom, uses Bluetooth technology to alert people who may have been exposed to someone whose test for coronavirus is positive. Earlier, Reuters reported that the application does not collect data in a central database, which eliminates some privacy issues.
Some countries, including South Korea and Singapore, have achieved early success in containing the virus, thanks in large part to tracking technology contacts. However, Europe and the United States, where some say that people are more skeptical of the government and large technology companies, are slowly introducing and developing such technologies. —Will Feyer
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