Today’s In Crisis headlines


(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: 55,147,032
Global deaths: 1,329,556.  The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 247,229.
Number of countries/regions: at least 191
Total patients recovered globally: 35,472,477

Latest reported numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 11,207,051 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 247,229.  New York State has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 34,054.
U.S. total patients recovered: 4,244,811
U.S. total people tested: 164,366,274

The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in Texas, with 1,066,918 confirmed cases out of a total state population of 29 million.  This ranks fourth in the world after Maharashtra, India, which has 1,749,777 reported cases; England, which has 1,194,402 reported cases; and Sao Paulo, Brazil, which has 1,169,377 reported cases.

November on track to be worst COVID-19 month ever in US, with an average 150,000 new cases daily
November is on track to be the worst month for new COVID-19 cases yet in the United States, with the country now reporting an average 150,000 new cases every day, according to the Covid Tracking Project.  Monday marked the thirteenth consecutive day that the U.S. reported more than 100,000 new COVID-19 cases.  One million Americans were diagnosed with the virus in just the last week – that’s just over 100 people every minute – and 73,014 people are currently hospitalized with the disease as of Monday, marking yet another single-day record.

As infections increase, COVID-19 fatalities are also rising, with an average of 1,218 deaths daily over the past seven days, the Covid Tracking Project reports.  As of Tuesday morning, data compiled by Johns Hopkins University showed 247,229 people in the U.S. had died of the coronavirus.  At the current rate, the U.S. will surpass a quarter of a million COVID-19 deaths as soon as Thursday.

According to the latest Department of Health and Human Services memo, obtained by ABC News, 53 states and territories are in an upward trajectory of new cases, with two jurisdictions at plateau and one decreasing.   A reported 1,070,845 new cases were confirmed during the period of November 9-15, a 39.5% increase from the previous seven-day period, with 8,443 deaths recorded during the same period, marking a 23.5% increase in new deaths compared to the previous week.   The national test-positivity rate increased to 10.7% from 8.7% in week-to-week comparisons, and 24% of hospitals nationwide have more than 80% of their ICU beds filled. That number was 17-18% during the summertime peak.

Over one million US children have tested COVID-19 positive; mortality rate extremely low
As of November 12th, over one million children have tested positive for COVID-19 in the U.S. since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest data from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Of states reporting coronavirus cases by age, children accounted for 11.5% of infections, the report finds, an average of 1,381 cases per 100,000 children in the population.  Some 111,946 new child COVID-19 cases were reported the week of 11/5-11/12 – an increase of from 927,518 to 1,039,464 – while over two weeks, from 10/29-11/12, there was a 22% increase in child COVID-19 cases, from 853,635 to 1,039,464.  The good news is that child COVID-19 mortality is very low, with from 0.0% to 0.15% mortality rate in states reporting that data.

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