Today’s In Crisis headlines


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

Two arrested in Portland after police declare unlawful assembly

The Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night after protesters gathered outside the Penumbra Kelly Building in East Portland and allegedly threw glass bottles and pointed lasers at officers. Police said two people were arrested. Another protest at the federal courthouse in downtown Portland remained peaceful Saturday night. There have been more than two months of demonstrations in the city following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. In early July, President Donald Trump sent more federal agents to the city, which only intensified clashes. Last week, the Trump administration agreed to reduce the number of federal agents in the city.

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: 18,102,671
Global deaths: 689,908.  The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 152,860.
Number of countries/regions: at least 188
Total patients recovered globally: 10,705,540

Latest reported numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 4,668,336 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 154,860.  New York State has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 32,710.
U.S. total patients recovered: 1,468,689
U.S. total people tested: 56,812,162

The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in California, with 512,175 confirmed cases out of a total state population of 39.51 million.  That is second only to Sao Paulo, Brazil, which has 558,685 cases, as the most reported cases of any single region in the world.

COVID-19 headlines

Worldwide COVID cases top 18 million; CDC predicts increase in US deaths this month
Worldwide COVID-19 coronavirus cases topped 18 million over the weekend, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks. Meanwhile, according to new CDC data, weekly reports of new COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. may increase over the next month. The forecast predicts 5,000 to 11,000 new deaths reported during the week ending August 22. It also predicts that 168,000 to 182,000 total COVID-19 deaths will be reported by August 22.

Arrests made after NYC party boat breaks COVID safety guidelines
The owners and captain of the riverboat The Liberty Belle were arrested this weekend for hosting a party in New York City with more than 170 guests on board. The Saturday festivities allegedly broke state guidelines for COVID-19 safety. “Deputy Sheriffs intercept the Liberty Belle at Pier 36 & arrest owners and captain for illegal party: violation of social distancing provisions of the Mayor’s and Governor’s Emergency Orders, Alcohol Beverage Control Law: unlicensed bar & bottle club & Navigation Law,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. Ronny Vargas and Alex Suazo, the boat’s owners, were arrested on Saturday night and the captain, who was not identified, was issued a summons for not displaying its identification number.

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