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: 4,823,479
Global deaths: 318,857.  The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 90,369.
Number of countries/regions: at least 188
Total patients recovered globally: 1,798,654

Latest reported numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 1,508,957 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 90,369.  New York state has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 28,339.
U.S. total patients recovered: 283,178
U.S. total people tested: 11,834,508

The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in New York, with 351,371 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 148,240 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
US COVID-19 death toll surpasses 90,000; disbursement of COVID-19 relief lagging
The United States remains the hardest-hit country in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with its death toll now surpassing 90,000.  According to data from Johns Hopkins University, as of Monday morning the nation has suffered at least 90,368 deaths from the virus, which has infected over 1.5 million people in the U.S.  Globally, the death toll stands at more than 318,000, with over 4.8 million confirmed cases worldwide.  President Donald Trump, who projected the nation would suffer 60,000 deaths, revised his estimate earlier this month, saying the numbers could be as high as 100,000.  Also in the U.S., a commission in charge of monitoring the $500 billion in COVID-19 relief funding, which is part of the CARES act, reported Monday that only $37.5 billion of the fund has been disbursed – about 7.5%.  The commission also found that a large portion of that amount was used to purchase corporate debt -- a move that largely benefits big companies.  The Congressional Oversight Commission also found of that $500 billion, $29 billion was set aside for airlines while $17 billion was made available for businesses "critical to maintaining national security."  The commission was created by the $2 trillion CARES Act and has been tasked to issue a report every 30 days.

President Trump reveals he’s taking hydroxychloroquine
President Trump told reporters at the White House Monday that he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug that he has repeatedly insisted is effective as a treatment against COVID-19.  The president said he’s been taking one pill a day for about a week-and-a-half, after consulting with the White House physician.  "I asked him, 'What do you think?' He said, 'Well if you'd like it.'" I said, 'Yeah I'd like it. I'd like to take it. A lot of people to take it a lot of frontline workers are taking hydroxychloroquine." Trump claimed. "So, I'm taking the zinc and the hydroxy. And all I can tell you is, so far I seem to be okay."  In response to a follow-up question, President Trump said he’s exhibited “zero symptoms” of COVID-19, saying he was taking the drug as a preventative, and adding, “What do you have to lose?"  Trump for weeks has touted hydroxychloroquine as a “game changer” in the fight against COVID-19.  However, no study so far has shown any benefit to taking hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19, nor as an effective measure in preventing infection by the virus.  Last month, the FDA specifically warned against taking the drug "outside of a hospital setting or a clinical trial due to risk of heart rhythm problems."  In addition to malaria, hydroxychloroquine is also used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Uber cuts 3,000 more jobs, closes dozens of offices
The national lockdown continues to pummel rideshare giant Uber, which on Monday announced it will lay off an additional 3,000 workers and close 45 offices globally, according to The Wall Street Journal.  The announcement comes just two weeks after Uber announced it was laying off 3,700 people.  With national lockdowns continuing, even as some states ease restrictions, Uber has seen its business plummet.  CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said during Monday’s announcement that Uber would instead focus on its Uber Easts grocery and takeout delivery service.  Uber’s ride business, which traditionally is the company’s main revenue generator, saw business drop a staggering 80% in April compared to the same month last year.

Good news!
Staten Island Hospital celebrates first day without a COVID-19 admission
Staten Island University Hospital on Monday celebrated a major milestone in the fight against COVID-19: For the first time in two months, it went 24 hours without admitting a coronavirus patient.  "Getting to this milestone is incredible for the staff,” declared Dr. Brahim Ardolic, the hospital’s executive director, according to WABC.  However, he cautioned, “This is not over, we're still seeing cases, but this decrease is due to everyone's efforts in social distancing.”  The hospital is now restructuring its admission procedure as they prepare to resume elective surgeries, with all patients admitted through the emergency room and screened for COVID-19 before being allowed to proceed.  New York State has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S., with 351,371 as of Monday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University, with 13,047 of those in Richmond County, where Staten Island is located.

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