COVID-19 all-in-one update

(NEW YORK) -- Here's the latest information on the COVID-19 coronavirus as of 9:20 a.m. ET.

Latest reported numbers globally per Johns Hopkins University
Global diagnosed cases: 6,193,548
Global deaths: 372,479.  The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 104,383.
Number of countries/regions: at least 188
Total patients recovered globally: 2,656,267

Latest reported numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 1,790,191 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 104,383.  New York State has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 29,784.
U.S. total patients recovered: 444,758
U.S. total people tested: 16,936,891

The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in New York, with 370,770 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 160,445 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
Over six million reported COVID-19 cases worldwide
Another grim milestone was surpassed over the weekend, when the number of reported COVID-19 cases exceeded six million worldwide, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.  As of Friday morning, the number of reported cases worldwide was 5,837,541.  Monday morning, it was 6,193,548.  Taking into consideration inconsistent tracking and reporting methods, the time lag in reporting coronavirus deaths and the suspected number of deaths that go unreported, medical experts concur the number of COVID-19 deaths is likely far higher than what is reported.  The global fatalities milestone comes just days after the U.S. posted its own similarly disheartening statistic that COVID-19 deaths had exceeded 100,000, with that number also believed to be higher than reported.  It was just 11 days ago that the number of global COVID-19 fatalities crossed the five million deaths threshold.  With 1,790,191 reported cases as of Monday morning, the U.S. accounts for roughly 28% of global COVID-19 infections.

Poll finds Americans remain hesitant to resume pre-pandemic activities
A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that despite record unemployment and a deepening economic recession, a majority of Americans -- 57% -- feel it’s more important to halt the spread of COVID-19 than to re-start the economy.  This, despite the poll finding 79% of Americans saying their lives have been disrupted by the pandemic, and an increasing number of people reporting significant negative economic impacts to their community – 59% when the poll was taken compared to 43% two months ago, with 24% of those polled reporting they’ve been laid off or furloughed since the pandemic began.  Sixty-three percent of respondents said they remain concerned about being infected with COVID-19, with 68% also worried about a second wave of infections in the months to come.  Hispanics and blacks are more concerned about contracting the virus than are whites: 81% of Hispanics and 75% of blacks, compared to 58% of whites.  And 42% of Americans now say they know someone personally who’s been infected by COVID-19, up from just 11% in late March.

Front line health workers facing mental health crisis due to COVID-19
With doctors comparing hospital emergency rooms to war zones, health officials say healthcare workers are exposed to combat-like conditions that can have a damaging effect on their psyche.  A JAMA Network Open article published in March says over half of the more than 1,200 medical workers in China developed signs of clinical depression and anxiety.  Over a third of respondents developed insomnia while roughly 70 percent claimed to feel distressed.  Survey participants in Wuhan, China -- the epicenter of the country's outbreak -- had the most severe symptoms.  Studies have found that those working in the medical industry traditionally have a higher risk of suicide than the general public, with male doctors 40% more likely to die by suicide while female doctors are 130% more at risk.  However, COVID-19 presents a new difficulty, which is a helplessness in not being able to save tens of thousands of lives.  In addition, some doctors and nurses are choosing to isolate away from their families to reduce the risk of spreading the illness, which further increases the mental and emotional burdens on them.

Good news!
New Zealand reports ten consecutive days without a new COVID-19 case
New Zealand’s Ministry of Health on Monday reported the nation has gone ten consecutive days without a new reported COVID-19 infection, according to Radio New Zealand.  Additionally, they’re reporting only a single active case of COVID-19 infection “receiving hospital-level care.”  Johns Hopkins University reports 1,504 reported cases in New Zealand as of Monday morning.  New Zealand acted early and aggressively to fight the pandemic, closing its borders to non-citizens and non-residents on March 23, when infections in the island nation numbered about 100, and mandating 14 days of self-isolation upon entry.  They also closed almost all businesses, instituted national contact tracing and offered free COVID-19 testing.  Experts note the fact New Zealand is an island with a relatively low population density helped them more successfully battle the pandemic, and that their approaches might not be as effective in less-isolated, more densely populated areas.

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