COVID-19 all-in-one update
(NEW YORK) -- Here's the latest information on the COVID-19 coronavirus as of 10:00 a.m. ET.
Latest reported numbers globally per Johns Hopkins University
Global diagnosed cases: 4,123,376
Global deaths: 283,055. The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 79,528.
Number of countries/regions: at least 187
Total patients recovered globally: 1,420,933
Latest reported numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 1,329,799 diagnosed 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 79,528. New York state has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 26,640.
U.S. total patients recovered: 216,169
U.S. total people tested: 8,987,524
The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in New York, with 335,395 confirmed cases out of a total state population of 19.5 million. That is the most reported cases than in any other single region in the world. New Jersey is next, with 138,754 reported cases out of a total population of 8.88 million.
Latest reported deaths per state
Visit https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html for the latest numbers.
For a state-by-state interactive map of current school closures, please visit the Education Week website, where numbers are updated once daily.
There are 98,277 public schools and 34,576 private schools in the U.S., according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Those schools educate almost 50.8 million public school students and 5.8 million private school students.
The latest headlines
White House considers potential new procedures in light of COVID-19-positive staffers
ABC News has learned additional preventive measures are being put in place in the West Wing after two aides on the White House campus tested positive for COVID-19. While those attending meetings in recent weeks have maintained some distancing, the recommended six-foot distance hasn’t been maintained and aides have not been seen wearing masks. Sources tell ABC we may begin to see more mask-wearing from aides, though it will not be required. One measure under consideration is that aides must maintain a six-foot social distance during meetings, including ones with the president, one senior-level source told ABC News. Vice President Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, was revealed Friday to be infected with COVID-19. A U.S. military service member who works at the White House campus and serves as a valet to President Trump also tested positive.
Dr. Anthony Fauci joins list of government officials self-quarantining due to COVID-19 exposure
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has entered a "modified quarantine" due to exposure to someone who tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said Fauci tested negative for COVID-19 and is considered to be "at relatively low risk based on the degree of his exposure." Fauci's quarantine was described as "modified," which means he might still go to his office at the National Institutes of Health, where he would be the only one in the building. "Nevertheless he is taking appropriate precautions to mitigate risk to any of his personal contacts while still allowing him to carry out his responsibilities in this public health crisis," NIAID told ABC News. Fauci joins a growing list of administration officials taking precautions following the news of two known coronavirus cases at the White House, including the vice president's press secretary. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield announced Saturday afternoon he would also be going into self-quarantine due to "low-risk exposure" to someone with COVID-19. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said he would be isolating himself for similar reasons.
Research scientist says it’s unlikely COVID-19 will be eradicated without a vaccine
Contradicting President Donald Trump’s statement last week that that COVID-19 would disappear “with or without a vaccine,” the chief scientist for pharmaceutical and medical giant Johnson & Johnson told ABC’s Meet the Press Sunday that scenario is unlikely. "[It] would be great if the disease goes away very quickly, but we don't think so," said Dr. Paul Stoffels, Johnson & Johnson’s chief science officer. "It's now spreading around the world so fast." Johnson & Johnson said it plans to begin human trials on a possible COVID-19 vaccine by September, and will develop a billion doses of it if and when it’s approved. The number of diagnosed cases of COVID-19 globally stands at 4,123,376 as of Monday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Miami restaurant serves hungry kids free lunches
With schools closed indefinitely because of the novel coronavirus, untold numbers of children who depended on daily school lunches for nutrition are going hungry. But as WPLG Miami reports, a local restaurant has committed to filling that need. The Pollo Tropical restaurant chain says starting today, kids 12 and under can receive one free Kids Classic TropiChop® meal a day at select Pollo Tropical locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties – that’s citrus-marinated chicken, plus rice, beans and a bottle of water. To observe social distancing, you can only get the meals at the drive-thru. Kids also have to be in the car at the time, to prevent adults from trying to score a free lunch. The Brookings Institution reported Wednesday that child hunger and food insecurity during the pandemic has increased dramatically, with “40.9 percent of mothers with children ages 12 and under report[ing] household food insecurity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic,” a number described as “unprecedented” in modern times.
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