(NEW YORK) — Here are today’s In Crisis headlines:
Wisconsin governor tells Trump to stay away from Kenosha; Blake shooting protests continue
One day after participating in a peaceful march and rally seeking justice for Jacob Blake, who was shot in the back seven times by a police officer a week ago Sunday, his uncle, Justin Blake, reacted to news that President Trump is scheduled to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday. “Our family don’t particularly want to have anything to do with him. We believe he incited this violence,” Blake declared. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, meanwhile, wrote an open letter to the president, asking him to postpone coming to the state on Tuesday. Evers said he’s concerned the visit will “only hinder our healing” and that Trump’s presence will delay efforts to overcome division. He also said that he is worried that a presidential visit will divert resources away from keeping the people of Kenosha safe during this critical time. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has extended the city’s emergency curfew in the meantime; it’s now in effect until 7:00 a.m. Wednesday after initially being set to expire Sunday. Hundreds of National Guard troops from Wisconsin, Arizona, Alabama and Michigan are in currently in Kenosha, while dozens of police supporters – some wearing “back the blue” shirts — gathered Sunday downtown, where protesters have been demonstrating against police brutality since Jacob Blake’s shooting.
Here’s the latest data on COVID-19 coronavirus infections and deaths.
Latest reported numbers globally per Johns Hopkins University
Global diagnosed cases: 25,248,595
Global deaths: 846,877. The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 183,068.
Number of countries/regions: at least 188
Total patients recovered globally: 16,634,346
Latest reported numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 5,997,622 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 183,068. New York State has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 32,951.
U.S. total patients recovered: 2,153,939
U.S. total people tested: 77,591,123
The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in California, with 706,570 confirmed cases out of a total state population of 39.51 million. That ranks third in the world after Maharashtra, India, which has 780,689 reported cases, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, which has 803,404 reported cases.
Global COVID-19 infections pass 25 million
There are now more than 25 million reported COVID-19 cases around the world, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The milestone was crossed over the weekend; last Friday morning, the number of global cases numbered 24,490,692. In the U.S., there were 5,997,622 reported cases as of Monday morning — 127,930 more than were reported last Friday morning — with the total number of COVID-19 infections in the U.S. set to exceed six million in the next 24 hours. There were a globe-leading 183,068 COVID-19 deaths reported in the U.S. as of Monday morning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is currently forecasting from 196,000 to 207,000 total deaths in the U.S. by the week ending September 19.
California COVID-19 cases top 700,000; national hospitalizations lowest in two months
California has become the first state to surpass 700,000 reported COVID-19 infections. As of Monday morning, the total number of cases there numbered 706,570, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. That’s the fifth-highest number of reported infections of any discrete region in the world, following the U.S. overall, Brazil, India and Russia. California also ranks third in the nation in total COVID-19 deaths, with 12,939, following New York and New Jersey. Arizona also posted over 5,000 coronavirus deaths as of Monday, with 5,030 reported, making them one of only 11 states to post deaths exceeding 5,000. Yet even with the bad news, there’s some good: The COVID Tracking Project reported Sunday that overall COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. are at their lowest level since June 30.
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