Today’s In Crisis headlines


(NEW YORK) — Here are today’s In Crisis headlines:

UK vigil turns violent amid national reckoning on women’s safety
A vigil in London turned violent over the weekend after Metropolitan Police clashed with crowds gathered to mourn Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old woman whose death has prompted a national discussion on violence against women in the U.K.  Everard’s body was found last week after she disappeared while walking home from a friend’s home earlier this month.  On Friday, a London police officer was charged with her murder.  The vigil, originally planned for Saturday, was called off after a dispute over COVID-19 restrictions and large gatherings.  Hundreds gathered in South London’s Clapham Common anyway, including the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.  But the mood shifted as night fell, with police grabbing and handcuffing several women in the crowd, and with some allegedly jeering at police and throwing items.  The incident has prompted growing calls for the Metropolitan Police Chief, Cressida Dick, to step down.  Sunday, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was “not satisfied with the explanation” that law enforcement leaders provided for the previous day’s events.

COVID-19 numbers
Here’s the latest data on COVID-19 coronavirus infections, deaths and vaccinations.

Latest reported COVID-19 numbers globally per Johns Hopkins University
Global diagnosed cases: 119,942,311
Global deaths: 2,655,161.  The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 534,889.
Number of countries/regions: at least 192
Total patients recovered globally: 67,963,791

Latest reported COVID-19 numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 29,439,057 reported 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 534,889.  California has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 56,537.
U.S. total people tested: 363,251,052

The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in California, with 3,623,063 confirmed cases out of a total state population of 39.51 million.  This ranks second in the world after England, which has 3,727,585 cases.  Texas is third, with 2,727,462 confirmed cases out of a total state population of 29 million.

Latest reported COVID-19 vaccination numbers in the United States
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports a total of 135,847,835 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been distributed in the U.S.  Of those, 107,060,274 doses have been administered, with 69,784,210 people receiving at least one dose and 37,459,269 people fully vaccinated, representing 27% and 14.5% of the total U.S. population, respectively. The Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines each require two doses to be effective.  The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires a single dose to be effective.

Nearly one in 11 Americans tested COVID-19 positive as cases, deaths continue downward trend
More than 29.4 million Americans has now tested positive for COVID-19, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.  That represents nearly one in 11 Americans out of a total population of 328.2 million, with one out of every 614 Americans dead from the virus.  Even so, cases, deaths and hospitalizations continue to decline.  In the last month, the national average of hospital admissions has declined by nearly 45%, now averaging just over 5,000 admissions a day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Deaths are also slowly declining again after a recent uptick this week, with the daily death average currently 1,333, a 37% drop from two weeks ago.  The CDC is currently forecasting a total of 547,000 to 571,000 COVID-19 deaths will be reported in the U.S. by the week ending April 3.

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