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: 6,663,729
Global deaths: 391,656.  The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 108,211.
Number of countries/regions: at least 188
Total patients recovered globally: 2,890,799

Latest reported numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 1,872,660 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 108,211.  New York State has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 30,174.
U.S. total patients recovered: 485,002
U.S. total people tested: 18,680,529

The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in New York, with 375,133 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.  Moscow, Russia is next, with 191,069 reported cases out of a total population of at least 12.5 million.

Latest reported deaths per state
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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
Unemployment in May falls to 13.3% as businesses begin to reopen
The U.S. unemployment rate for May fell to 13.3% from the previously reported level of 14.8% in April, according to figures released Friday morning from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The decline is a surprise to most experts, who had been forecasting an unemployment rate of 20%, if not higher, especially given the additional 1.87 million Americans who filed for unemployment in the week ending May 30.  “These improvements in the labor market reflected a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it,” according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report.  “In May, employment rose sharply in leisure and hospitality, construction, education and health services, and retail trade,” the report declares, also noting, “By contrast, employment in government continued to decline sharply.”  Unemployment declined the most among adult men and women, white workers and Hispanics.  It remained largely unchanged for teens, black workers and Asians.  Not so good news: the number of permanent job losers, rather than those workers thought to be on temporary furlough, increased by 295,000 in May to 2.3 million.

Nursing home COVID-19 deaths as high as 32,000
After weeks of both anecdotal and verified reports of high COVID-19 mortality rates at U.S. nursing homes and assisted care facilities, new government data shows pandemic deaths there number nearly 32,000.  Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the week ending May 31 shows there were 31,782 COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents, as well as 58,288 total suspected coronavirus cases and 95,515 confirmed cases.  With U.S. COVID-19 deaths numbering 108,211 as of Friday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University, the CMS numbers show nursing home deaths account for nearly 30% of all pandemic deaths in America.  Accepting conventional wisdom from experts that the total number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S. is likely significantly higher, it’s also likely that the number of nursing home COVID-19 infections and deaths is higher than reported.  Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are seeing higher rates of infection and deaths in part because of the generally poor premorbid health of the residents, coupled with close living proximity, and often poorly trained staff and/or a lack of adequate number of staff.

NBA announces plan to resume games July 31
The NBA announced Thursday that they’ve set a date of July 31 to resume its season, with the first game in Orlando.  The NBA Board of Governors has approved a tentative format that will see 22 teams out of 30 play eight regular-season games, with the NBA Finals ending no later than October 12.  However, games would be played without fans in attendance, ESPN reported.  The NBA Board of Governors’ approval is the first step in resuming the season, the league said.  The NBA’s also in the process of finalizing a plan with the NBA Players Association, as well as an agreement with The Walt Disney Company, parent company of ABC News, to use Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida, as a single site for all games, practices and housing for the rest of the season.  Additionally, the NBA said it’s working with public health and infectious disease experts to develop a plan to resume the season while also preventing the potential spread of COVID-19 among players.  According to ESPN, that includes daily testing for the coronavirus and other safety protocols.

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