Today’s In Crisis headlines


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

Two dozen arrested in Louisville during Thursday night Breonna Taylor protests
At least 24 people were arrested in Louisville, Kentucky Thursday night as citizens continue to protest a grand jury decision earlier this week not to indict police officers in connection with Breonna Taylor’s shooting death March 13.  The Louisville Courier Journal reports other protestors gathered in a local church and negotiated with police on how to exit without immediately being arrested for allegedly violating curfew.  One officer involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting was indicted on charges of wanton endangerment for firing into an adjacent apartment and putting the lives of Taylor’s neighbors at risk.   Meanwhile, protests continue elsewhere, including in Portland, Oregon, where KATU reports the city is bracing for two potentially violent rallies over the weekend, including one by the right-wing Proud Boys group.

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: 32,266,914
Global deaths: 977,311.  The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 202,827.
Number of countries/regions: at least 188
Total patients recovered globally: 22,261,136

Latest reported numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 6,980,104 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 202,827.  New York State has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 33,095.
U.S. total patients recovered: 2,710,183
U.S. total people tested: 98,481,026

The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in California, with 800,273 confirmed cases out of a total state population of 39.51 million.  That ranks third in the world after Maharashtra, India, which has 1,282,963 reported cases, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, which has 958,240 reported cases.

CDC now forecasting up to 226,000 COVID-19 deaths by mid-October; VA gov, wife test positive
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now forecasting between 214,000 and 226,000 U.S. deaths from COVID-19 by October 17.  The previous forecast was for between 205,000 and 217,000 U.S. COVID-19 fatalities by the week ending October 3.  As of Friday morning, Johns Hopkins University reports there have been 202,827 coronavirus fatalities in the U.S. so far, which remains the most deaths of any single country.  Friday morning, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and his wife, Pamela, revealed they’d both tested positive for COVID-19.  Both were tested after a member of their staff revealed they had tested positive.  The governor’s office said in a statement that only Mrs. Northam so far was experiencing symptoms, which were described as “mild.”

Google Maps adds local COVID-19 data
Worried about COVID-19 infections in your area?  Check Google Maps.  Google says they’ll begin rolling out an update in the coming week that will add an optional layer of COVID-19 data.  If you tap the layers icon in the upper-right corner – that’s the one you go to if you want to change the map view to terrain, satellite or street – you’ll see a ‘COVID-19 info’ option.  Select it, and Google says, “You’ll then see a seven-day average of new COVID cases per 100,000 people for the area of the map you’re looking at, and a label that indicates whether the cases are trending up or down.”  Other relevant info will be available as well, all of which Google says it pulls from sources including Johns Hopkins University, The New York Times and Wikipedia.  The COVID-19 data will be available on both Android and iOS platforms.

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