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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: 67,178,542
Global deaths: 1,537,975.  The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 282,345.
Number of countries/regions: at least 191
Total patients recovered globally: 43,191,968

Latest reported numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 14,761,732 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 282,345.  New York State has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 34,980.
U.S. total patients recovered: 5,624,444
U.S. total people tested: 204,063,869

The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in California, with 1,368,237 confirmed cases out of a total state population of 39.51 million.  This ranks third in the world after Maharashtra, India, which has 1,852,266 reported cases, and England, which has 1,479,097 reported cases.  Texas is fourth, with 1,322,738 confirmed cases out of a total state population of 29 million.

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani hospitalized with COVID-19
Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney who’s spearheading the president’s court challenges to his general election loss, has been hospitalized with COVID-19.  Trump himself tweeted the first news of Giuliani’s status Sunday night.  Giuliani, who’s 76, was admitted to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, located in Washington, but his condition remains unclear.  It’s also unknown when Giuliani first tested positive.  Giuliani traveled last week to Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia, where he appeared at a series of legislative meetings, all without wearing a mask.

Giuliani himself tweeted Sunday evening, “Thank you to all my friends and followers for all the prayers and kind wishes.  I’m getting great care and feeling good.  Recovering quickly and keeping up with everything.”

In a statement Monday morning, the Trump campaign declared, in part, that Giuliani “did not experience any symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 until more than 48 hours after his return” and tested negative before he traveled to each state.  The campaign further claims Giuliani “did not experience any symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 until more than 48 hours after his return” and tested negative before he traveled to each state. Regardless, the Arizona state legislature will be closed for a week starting Monday “out of an abundance of caution” over COVID-19 concerns, according to an email announcement to Arizona House members.  Maricopa County, Arizona, which is Arizona’s most populous and home to the capital, Phoenix, currently has the fourth-highest number of reported COVID-19 cases of any county in the U.S, with 228,312 as of Monday morning, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

The Trump campaign also says that other “team members” who came in close contact with Giuliani will “be following their physicians’ directives and CDC guidelines on self-isolation and testing.”  However, the campaign doesn’t name any names or mention if Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis, who traveled with Giuliani, will be quarantining.

US sees record COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations on Sunday as pandemic continues surging
Sunday saw new daily records in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the U.S.  According to the Covid Tracking Project, there were 176,771 new COVID-19 cases reported Sunday, with 101,497 new hospitalizations — both daily records.  The U.S. also posted a new record seven-day average of daily deaths, with 2,171.  That’s an average of 1.5 deaths every minute from COVID-19.  Sunday also saw a record number of tests, with 1,634,532.  Since last week, there have been 14,859 COVID-19 related deaths reported, with five days over the 2,000 mark.

Pandemic numbers in the U.S. overall continue to head in the wrong direction.  The U.S. has now reported over 100,000 cases every day for 32 consecutive days — more than a month — and over 200,000 daily cases for the last three consecutive days. In the last week, the U.S. has also reported more than 1.3 million COVID-19 cases, more than any other week on record. That means approximately 129 Americans are testing positive every minute.  In the last month, the average number of daily cases has doubled, with the U.S. currently averaging over 186,793 new coronavirus cases every day, the highest the average has been since the beginning of the pandemic.

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