COVID-19 all-in-one update

(NEW YORK) -- Here's the latest information on the COVID-19 coronavirus as of 9:30 a.m. ET.

Latest reported numbers globally per Johns Hopkins University
Global diagnosed cases: 4,731,987
Global deaths: 315,496.  The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 89,564.
Number of countries/regions: at least 188
Total patients recovered globally: 1,740,096

Latest reported numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 1,486,742 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 89,564.  New York state has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 28,232.
U.S. total patients recovered: 272,265
U.S. total people tested: 11,499,203

The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in New York, with 350,121 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 146,504 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.

School closures
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
Woman who attended illegal Mother’s Day gathering with 180 others tests positive for COVID-19
Butte County, California public health officials are warning anyone who attended a large Mother’s Day gathering, in defiance of the state’s stay-at-home order, that one of the attendees tested positive for COVID-10 the next day.  Some 180 people attended the gathering, all of whom have been instructed to self-quarantine in the event they were infected and advised on how to monitor themselves for symptoms.  Health experts worldwide have repeatedly stressed that a person can be infected with COVID-19 for several weeks and never display symptoms, and yet still infect others with the virus.  California has the fifth-highest number of reported COVID-19 infections in the U.S., with 80,166 according to Johns Hopkins University.  Gatherings of any size remain prohibited in California since the governor’s March 19 order.

Industry deal has UK being the first to have Oxford COVID-19 vaccine
With world governments racing to develop a vaccine effective against COVID-19, the United Kingdom has struck a deal with Oxford University, which would allow the country to be first to have their vaccine should it prove successful.  Oxford University’s vaccine entered human clinical trials last month.  The U.K. has the third-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases of any nation, with 244,995 as of Monday morning, and has the second-highest death toll at 34,716, according to Johns Hopkins University.  Oxford signed a global-licensing agreement with AstraZeneca, a U.K.-based pharmaceutical company, which would allow the distribution of 100 million doses of their vaccine, with 30 million doses exclusively available to U.K. residents.  Worldwide, 4.7 million have been infected by the virus and over 315,000 have died. 

New York City to keep beaches closes during Memorial Day weekend
Memorial Day weekend is one of the year’s biggest income generators for businesses that depend on beach tourism.  But with the state’s COVID-19 cases slowly but steadily declining, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio is taking no chances, and has ordered all area beaches to remain closed during the holiday this coming weekend, according to WABC New York.  DeBlasio’s order contradicts that of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who announced Friday that New York State’s beaches will re-open Memorial Day weekend, joining neighboring states New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware in the decision.  New York City leads the world in COVID-19 infections, with 192,593 confirmed cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.  States nationwide continue to struggle with whether to re-open businesses, parks, churches and other facilities as the pandemic continues, with many states and municipalities facing lawsuits for and against.

Good news!
Born in a car, high school student also graduates in a car
Hillsborough High School graduating senior Hazel Mae Perkins had an unusual message displayed on the rear window of her car during Sunday’s drive-thru graduation ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee.  As WKRN reports, the message read: “Born in a car 11/2001, graduating in a car 5/17/2020.”  It’s true: Mom Audrey Perkins Mueller says when she went into labor with Hazel, they headed for the Vanderbilt Health birthing center, but the midwife wasn’t there.  Mom pulled into a gas station to call 911 on a pay phone – this was 2001, after all – when Hazel decided she was done waiting to be born, and was delivered in the car.  Hazel says graduating high school in a car is only fitting, and jokes she’ll probably have a drive-thru wedding, too.

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COVID-19 all-in-one update

(NEW YORK) -- Here's the latest information on the COVID-19 coronavirus as of 9:30 a.m. ET.

Latest reported numbers globally per Johns Hopkins University
Global diagnosed cases: 4,731,987
Global deaths: 315,496.  The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 89,564.
Number of countries/regions: at least 188
Total patients recovered globally: 1,740,096

Latest reported numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 1,486,742 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 89,564.  New York state has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 28,232.
U.S. total patients recovered: 272,265
U.S. total people tested: 11,499,203

The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in New York, with 350,121 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 146,504 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.

School closures
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
Woman who attended illegal Mother’s Day gathering with 180 others tests positive for COVID-19
Butte County, California public health officials are warning anyone who attended a large Mother’s Day gathering, in defiance of the state’s stay-at-home order, that one of the attendees tested positive for COVID-10 the next day.  Some 180 people attended the gathering, all of whom have been instructed to self-quarantine in the event they were infected and advised on how to monitor themselves for symptoms.  Health experts worldwide have repeatedly stressed that a person can be infected with COVID-19 for several weeks and never display symptoms, and yet still infect others with the virus.  California has the fifth-highest number of reported COVID-19 infections in the U.S., with 80,166 according to Johns Hopkins University.  Gatherings of any size remain prohibited in California since the governor’s March 19 order.

Industry deal has UK being the first to have Oxford COVID-19 vaccine
With world governments racing to develop a vaccine effective against COVID-19, the United Kingdom has struck a deal with Oxford University, which would allow the country to be first to have their vaccine should it prove successful.  Oxford University’s vaccine entered human clinical trials last month.  The U.K. has the third-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases of any nation, with 244,995 as of Monday morning, and has the second-highest death toll at 34,716, according to Johns Hopkins University.  Oxford signed a global-licensing agreement with AstraZeneca, a U.K.-based pharmaceutical company, which would allow the distribution of 100 million doses of their vaccine, with 30 million doses exclusively available to U.K. residents.  Worldwide, 4.7 million have been infected by the virus and over 315,000 have died. 

New York City to keep beaches closes during Memorial Day weekend
Memorial Day weekend is one of the year’s biggest income generators for businesses that depend on beach tourism.  But with the state’s COVID-19 cases slowly but steadily declining, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio is taking no chances, and has ordered all area beaches to remain closed during the holiday this coming weekend, according to WABC New York.  DeBlasio’s order contradicts that of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who announced Friday that New York State’s beaches will re-open Memorial Day weekend, joining neighboring states New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware in the decision.  New York City leads the world in COVID-19 infections, with 192,593 confirmed cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.  States nationwide continue to struggle with whether to re-open businesses, parks, churches and other facilities as the pandemic continues, with many states and municipalities facing lawsuits for and against.

Good news!
Born in a car, high school student also graduates in a car
Hillsborough High School graduating senior Hazel Mae Perkins had an unusual message displayed on the rear window of her car during Sunday’s drive-thru graduation ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee.  As WKRN reports, the message read: “Born in a car 11/2001, graduating in a car 5/17/2020.”  It’s true: Mom Audrey Perkins Mueller says when she went into labor with Hazel, they headed for the Vanderbilt Health birthing center, but the midwife wasn’t there.  Mom pulled into a gas station to call 911 on a pay phone – this was 2001, after all – when Hazel decided she was done waiting to be born, and was delivered in the car.  Hazel says graduating high school in a car is only fitting, and jokes she’ll probably have a drive-thru wedding, too.

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