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

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

Latest reported numbers globally per Johns Hopkins University
Global diagnosed cases: 30,211,680
Global deaths: 946,710.  The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 197,655.
Number of countries/regions: at least 188
Total patients recovered globally: 20,551,632

Latest reported numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 6,676,410 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 197,655.  New York State has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 33,070.
U.S. total patients recovered: 2,540,334
U.S. total people tested: 91,546,598

The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in California, with 775,679 confirmed cases out of a total state population of 39.51 million.  That ranks third in the world after Maharashtra, India, which has 1,145,840 reported cases, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, which has 916,821 reported cases.

US sees rise in both new cases and deaths over past week
Week-over-week comparisons show the number of new COVID-19 cases and the number of new deaths are both increasing in the United States, according to an internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency obtained by ABC News on Thursday night. Eleven U.S. states and territories are in an upward trajectory of new cases, while 12 jurisdictions are at a plateau and 32 others are going down, the memo said. There were 269,769 new cases confirmed across the nation during the period of Sept 10-16, a 5.3% jump from the previous week. Meanwhile, 6,015 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded during that same period, a 16.3% increase compared with the seven days prior, according to the memo. FEMA maps and charts also show a number of emerging COVID-19 hotspots in Wisconsin, which reported a record-breaking 2,034 new cases on Thursday.


Fourth grade teacher builds her own outdoor classroom amid COVID-19
A fourth grade teacher has built an outdoor classroom as her students return to in-person learning during the pandemic, Good Morning America reports. With help from her family, Lindsey Earle of Prairie Hill Waldorf School in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, built a structure for the 13 students in her class. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says outdoor spaces are less risky when it comes to the spread of COVID-19. Earle’s classroom sits on school property. It features a tented roof, a chalkboard and canvas chairs with desktops made from outdoor sign boards. Desks are socially distanced based on CDC guidelines, and children must wear their masks when engaging in one-on-one instruction, or leaving their seats.