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Coronavirus deaths exceed 140,000 as the Florida outbreak worsens


According to a Reuters balance sheet, the US coronavirus deaths exceeded 140,000 on Saturday as the number of cases in 42 out of 50 states has continued to increase in the past two weeks.

New cases have occurred in the United States since late June, and now, six weeks later, deaths have increased, according to a weekly Reuters analysis of state and county data.

America loses about 5,000 people to the virus every week. In contrast, neighboring Canada has reported a total of 8,800 deaths since the pandemic began.

In just one week, the United States has nearly as many deaths as the 5,600 lives that Sweden has lost since the pandemic started earlier this year.

The virus has claimed a total of over 140,000 US deaths since the pandemic began, and Florida, California, Texas and other southern and western states have broken records every day.

According to a Reuters record, US deaths from the novel coronavirus rose to over 140,000 on Saturday as the number of cases in 42 out of 50 states has continued to increase in the past two weeks

Florida, which will become one of the worst affected countries, reported over 12,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the fifth day in a row. The state has announced over 10,000 new infections, despite President Donald Trump's commitment that the virus is under control

Florida, which will become one of the worst affected countries, reported over 12,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the fifth day in a row. The state has announced over 10,000 new infections, despite President Donald Trump's commitment that the virus is under control

Florida, which will become one of the worst affected countries, reported over 12,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the fifth day in a row. The state has announced over 10,000 new infections, despite President Donald Trump's commitment that the virus is under control.

In the hardest hit U.S. states, officials are running out of places to keep corpses while their morgues fill up.

Arizona's Maricopa County, home of the state's largest city, Phoenix, brings 14 coolers with it to hold up to 280 bodies and more than double the morgue capacity before coronavirus deaths are expected to increase, officials said Thursday.

In Texas, the city of San Antonio and Bexar County purchased five refrigerated trailers to store up to 180 bodies.

The appearance of such mobile morgues has given the impression in some southern states that the pandemic appears to be getting out of control.

Despite the record number of new cases across the country, the Trump administration is pressing to reopen the school in a few weeks and opposes a federal mandate to wear masks in public (Texas tests pictured).

Despite the record number of new cases across the country, the Trump administration is pushing for the school to reopen in a few weeks and opposes a federal mandate to wear masks in public (Texas tests pictured).

Arizona's Maricopa County, home of the state's largest city, Phoenix, brings 14 coolers with it to hold up to 280 bodies and more than double the morgue capacity before coronavirus deaths are expected to increase, officials said Thursday. A test site in Tuscon is shown

Arizona's Maricopa County, home of the state's largest city, Phoenix, brings 14 coolers with it to hold up to 280 bodies and more than double the morgue capacity before coronavirus deaths are expected to increase, officials said Thursday. A test site in Tuscon is shown

Despite the record number of new cases across the country, the Trump administration is pressing to reopen the school in a few weeks and opposes a federal mandate to wear masks in public.

Trump defended his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in an interview that aired on Sunday, including his statement that only glow of the virus appeared across the country.

"We have embers and we have flames. Florida has become more flaming, but it will be under control. & # 39;

Trump reiterated in Fox News on Sunday that the virus would eventually go away.

"I'll be right someday," he said. "It will go away and I will be right."

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have warned of cases, and deaths could occur this fall and winter.

Almost all 20 forecast models of the CDC project have resulted in an increase in deaths in the coming weeks.

In the US, every metric used to measure the outbreak goes in the wrong direction – increasing cases, deaths, hospitalizations, and positive rates of test results.

More than 3.7 Americans are infected with the coronavirus and at least 140,119 people have died

More than 3.7 Americans are infected with the coronavirus and at least 140,119 people have died

At least 14 states have previously reported coronavirus hospitalizations in July, including Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, and Texas.

Trump said he does not agree with CDC director Robert Redfield that this fall and winter will be one of the most difficult times for public health in the U.S. as hospitals have seasonal flu in addition to COVID cases.

"I don't know and I don't think he knows," Trump said.

Trump also called Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's leading infectious disease expert, "a bit alarming".

Fauci has warned that if the Americans fail to meet, the cases could soon exceed 100,000 a day to take the necessary steps to stop the virus from spreading.

The country recorded an average of 60,000 new cases per day, and a record increase of 77,299 per day on Thursday.

The coronavirus pandemic finds fresh legs worldwide as confirmed deaths exceed 600,000

From the United States to South Africa, numerous countries are struggling to curb an increase in new infections. Hong Kong issued stricter new rules for wearing face masks, Spain closed crowded beaches, and Germany reported another outbreak in a slaughterhouse.

According to Johns Hopkins, confirmed global virus deaths have risen to nearly 603,000. The U.S. tops the list with over 140,000, followed by more than 78,000 in Brazil. Around 200,000 people have died in Europe as a continent.

The number of confirmed infections worldwide has exceeded 14.2 million, of which 3.7 million in the USA and more than 2 million in Brazil.

Experts believe the true toll of the pandemic is much higher around the world due to test flaws and data collection problems.

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that 259,848 new infections were reported on Saturday, the highest number ever.

After a recent surge in cases, Hong Kong made it mandatory to wear masks in all public places and did not ask key officials to work from home. In China, masks are worn on Sundays

After a recent surge in cases, Hong Kong made it mandatory to wear masks in all public places and did not ask key officials to work from home. In China, masks are worn on Sundays

India (health care provider treats patients), which has now confirmed more than 1 million infections, reported a 24-hour record of 38,902 new cases on Sunday

India (health care provider treats patients), which has now confirmed more than 1 million infections, reported a 24-hour record of 38,902 new cases on Sunday

While the United States leads infections worldwide, South Africa is the fifth most common pandemic country, with more than 350,000 cases or around half of all cases confirmed on the continent.

His struggles are a sign of trouble for nations with even fewer healthcare resources.

India, which has now confirmed more than 1 million infections, reported a 24-hour record of 38,902 new cases on Sunday.

In Europe, where infections are well below their peak, but local outbreaks are a cause for concern, the heads of state and government of the 27-nation European Union haggled in Brussels for a third day over a proposed EU budget of 2, $ 1 trillion and a coronavirus recovery fund.

Chancellor Angela Merkel said there is "a lot of goodwill, but there are also a lot of positions" in the talks, which have led to divisions about how to help the countries most affected by the pandemic, such as Italy and Spain.

She said the talks that were supposed to end on Saturday could end without a deal.

While scientists around the world are looking for a vaccine to stop the pandemic, Russia's ambassador to Britain on Sunday rejected allegations by the United States, the United Kingdom, and China that its country's intelligence agencies had attempted to steal information about vaccination efforts.

In US states such as Florida (test site shown), Texas, Arizona, infections have risen sharply. Many blame an arbitrary, partisan approach to lifting locks and the resistance of some Americans to wearing masks

In US states such as Florida (test site shown), Texas, Arizona, infections have risen sharply. Many blame an arbitrary, partisan approach to lifting locks and the resistance of some Americans to wearing masks

Health care workers move a patient into the COVID-19 department of the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas

Health care workers move a patient into the COVID-19 department of the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas

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Infections have risen sharply in U.S. states such as Florida, Texas, Arizona, and many blame an arbitrary, partisan approach to unlocking locks and the resistance of some Americans to wearing masks.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Sunday that the situation in his California city is so bad that the authorities are considering a new arrangement for staying at home.

Even if the situation has largely been brought under control, new outbreaks lead to restrictions returning.

After a recent surge in cases, Hong Kong made it mandatory to wear masks in all public places and did not ask key officials to work from home.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said the situation in the Asian financial center is "really critical" and she sees "no sign" that she is under control.

Barcelona police have limited access to some of the city's most popular beaches, as sun worshipers ignored social detachment regulations due to the recurrence of coronavirus infections.

The police in Barcelona (crowds on the beach on July 18) have limited access to some of the city's most popular beaches, as sun worshipers ignored social distance regulations due to the recurrence of coronavirus infections

The police in Barcelona (crowds on the beach on July 18) have limited access to some of the city's most popular beaches, as sun worshipers ignored social detachment regulations due to the recurrence of coronavirus infections

Germany has also recently reported an outbreak. On Saturday, numerous beach visitors were seen on the North Sea beach of Schillig

Germany has also recently reported an outbreak. On Saturday, numerous beach visitors were seen on the North Sea beach of Schillig

The authorities in Amsterdam have asked people not to visit the city's famous red light district and have blocked some of the narrow streets of the historic district because they are too crowded.

Slaughterhouses have also been the subject of outbreaks in the United States, Germany and elsewhere. According to authorities in the northwestern German district of Vechta, 66 workers in a chicken slaughterhouse tested positive, although most appeared to be infected in their free time.

An earlier outbreak in a slaughterhouse in western Germany infected over 1,400 people and resulted in partial closure.

Cases in the Australian state of Victoria increased again on Sunday, which resulted in masks being prescribed in the metropolis of Melbourne and in the nearby Mitchell district for people who leave their homes to do sports or buy important goods.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said those who do not wear a mask will be fined $ 140.

"There is no vaccine against this wildly infectious virus and it is an easy thing, but it is about changing habits, it is about becoming an easy part of your routine," said Andrews.

Pope Francis spoke on Sunday from his window overlooking St. Peter's Square and said, "The pandemic shows no sign of stopping." He called for compassion for those whose suffering was exacerbated by conflict during the outbreak.

The Pope also renewed his call for an immediate global ceasefire that will "enable the peace and security essential to provide the necessary humanitarian aid".

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