Today’s In Crisis headlines


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

Former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison to be arraigned today
Former Louisville Metro Police Detective Brett Hankison is expected to appear in front of a judge today for arraignment on charges related to the Breonna Taylor shooting. A grand jury indicted Hankison Wednesday of last week on three counts of wanton endangerment for blindly firing bullets into the apartment adjacent to Breonna Taylor’s on March 13, where three people were sleeping inside.  Hankinson is currently free on $15,000 bond.  The arraignment is scheduled for 10 a.m. local time.  In the meantime, there were more protests in Louisville and other cities this weekend in response to the grand jury’s decision not to charge officers with Breonna Taylor’s shooting death, while pressure mounts on Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to release the grand jury transcripts.  ABC News also has obtained a portion of the Kentucky State Police’s ballistic report indicating that the shot that hit Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly in the thigh during the March 13 incident “was neither identified nor eliminated as having been fired” from the weapon of Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, “due to the limited markings of comparative value.” Last week, Cameron said FBI findings concluded “there is no evidence” the officer was hit by friendly fire.

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: 33,137,748
Global deaths: 998,372.  The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 204,762.
Number of countries/regions: at least 188
Total patients recovered globally: 22,952,164

Latest reported numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 7,116,456 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 204,762.  New York State has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 33,131.
U.S. total patients recovered: 2,766,280
U.S. total people tested: 101,298,794

The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in California, with 810,182 confirmed cases out of a total state population of 39.51 million.  That ranks third in the world after Maharashtra, India, which has 1,339,232 reported cases, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, which has 972,237 reported cases.

US COVID-19 cases top seven million; global death toll approaches one million
The number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. as now topped seven million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.  As of Monday morning, the number of U.S. cases stood at 7,116,456, with the number of reported deaths at least 204,762.  Both tallies are more than the numbers reported for any other country.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest forecast estimates that the U.S. will see from between 214,000 and 226,000 deaths from COVID-19 by October 17.  Meanwhile, the number of global fatalities is quickly approaching one million, with 998,372 reported as of Monday morning – an increase of more than 21,000 since last Friday morning.  At the current rate, the global fatality number will exceed one million before the current week is over.

One year in jail for Maryland man who violated COVID-19 lockdown order
A Maryland man who twice violated the state’s COVIF-19 emergency order against large gatherings has been sentenced to a year in jail.  The Charles County State Attorney General’s Office announced that 42-year-old Shawn Marshall Myers was convicted Friday, following a bench trial, of two counts of Failure to Comply with an Emergency Order, both stemming from two parties Myers hosted last March.  Both times, police were called after reports of the large gathering.  The first time, on March 22, Myers argued with officers but disbanded the party.  The second time, on March 27, Myers refused police orders to disband the party and was arrested.  Myers was sentenced Friday to one year in jail, three years supervised probation after his release, and a $5,000 fine.

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