In the last seven days, a grim new COVID-19 calculation has emerged: one person dies every 80 seconds from the coronavirus in America.
And the rate at which those 7,486 people died seems to be accelerating, the new NBC News revealed on Wednesday.
A total of 26,198 deaths were reported in July, meaning one every 102 seconds. As of Wednesday morning, more than 158,000 people in the United States had died from the virus since the pandemic began.
The final new national picture of how COVID-19 claims more and more lives came after Johns Hopkins University announced another important point: The global death toll from this plague has eclipsed 700,000.
The United States has registered nearly 4.8 million confirmed cases. And about 1.8 million of them have come since July 7, when the 3 million case was reported, according to NBC News.
While most of the new cases and deaths were in the Southern and Sunny Belts, northeastern states such as New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, which were hardest hit at the start of the pandemic – and managed to level the curve – also reported alarming steps.
Under fire for slowly responding to the COVID-19 crisis and chairing the biggest economic catastrophe since the Great Depression, President Donald Trump once again downplayed the pandemic in an interview with Fox & Friends on Wednesday.
“This thing is going away,” he said. “It will disappear as things go.”
Joe Biden, the Democrat who hopes to oust Trump from the White House in November, has been fired.
“Donald Trump continues to live in a world of delusion,” Biden said in a statement.
In other developments:
- Citing the danger of a coronavirus pandemic, Biden announced he would not travel to Milwaukee later this month for the Democratic National Convention. Instead, Biden said he would effectively accept his party’s candidacy for president. His announcement comes just over two weeks after Trump, under pressure from his Republicans, reluctantly pulled the plug on plans to hold a personal GOP convention in Jacksonville, Florida.
- The public school system in Chicago has become the latest, which plans to reopen classrooms to bring personal education. Instead, the country’s third-largest school system will do what many other school districts do, and reopen remotely on September 8th and review this strategy on November 9th. “As an area, we value parental feedback, and we can’t ignore the fact that a large percentage of parents have indicated that they don’t feel comfortable sending their students to school on a hybrid model for the start of the school year,” Janice K. said in a statement. Jackson, executive director of Chicago Public Schools. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the decision was “rooted in public health data.”
- From Thursday, people living in – or visiting – the 35 states and territories currently battling high coronavirus will have to go through checkpoints when they arrive in New York. They will be required to complete a passenger health form and be reminded of quarantine for 14 days. The deputy sheriffs of New York and other law enforcement agencies will be stationed at key entry points such as Penn Station, as well as the airports, bridges, tunnels and major arteries that supply the city.
“New York is holding the line against COVID-19, and New Yorkers have shown tremendous discipline,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We will not allow our hard work to slip away and we will continue to do everything we can to keep New Yorkers healthy.”
- Florida, a state that has witnessed an explosion of new COVID-19 deaths since it began opening in May at Trump’s urging, has now registered more than 500,000 confirmed cases of the virus, the state health department said. There were 225 additional coronavirus deaths reported on Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths at Covid to 7,751.
Police announced the arrest of a woman in New Jersey who was caught on videotape by fucking a sick woman – who had just told her to wear her mask properly on the ground. Terry Thomas, 25, was charged with second-degree assault and was given a court date of August 24. Margot Kagan, 54, who is still recovering from a liver transplant, told police she was standing near a fax machine at a Staples store in Hackensack when she called her alleged attacker and raised her cane to protect herself. . Thomas, police said, threw Kagan to the ground and broke one of his legs.