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California Suffers Record Jump In New COVID-19 Cases; Ohio Gov Makes Masks Mandatory: Live Updates

Courtesy of ZeroHedge View original post here.

Summary:

  • 35 of 58 California counties on no-school ‘watchlist’
  • Ohio Gov signs mandatory mask order
  • California reports another daily record of 12,807
  • World passes 15mil covid cases
  • Arizona reports 1,926 new cases
  • NY sees fewer new cases than yesterday
  • California passes NY in COVID-19 case total
  • US pays $2BN for 100M doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vax candidate
  • Florida releases latest numbers

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Update (1515ET): Now 35 of California’s 58 counties have been added to the state’s watchlist.

  • CALIFORNIA NOW HAS 35 OF ITS 58 COUNTIES ON VIRUS WATCH LIST

All counties on the watchlist must keep schools closed.

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Update (1430ET): In a series of back-to-back COVID-19 headlines, California reported its largest daily jump yet with 12,807 new cases, while Ohio Gov Mike DeWine issued an executive order requiring masks to be work in all public places indoors and outside when social distancing isn’t possible.

  • CALIFORNIA REPORTS DAILY RECORD OF 12,807 NEW VIRUS CASES
  • OHIO TO REQUIRE MASKS STATEWIDE AS OF 6 P.M. THURSDAY
  • OHIO GOVERNOR DEWINE REQUIRES MASKS WORN IN PUBLIC STATEWIDE

Here’s more on the Ohio order, per Gov DeWine’s twitter account:



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Update (1300ET): Global COVID-19 cases have surpassed 15 million as of 1230ET, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, widely seen as the most credible tracker of the virus worldwide. The JHU tally reached 15,000,424 as of 12:35ET.

Last night, we reported that the US passed 1,000 daily COVID-19 deaths for the first time since late May/early June (depending on whose numbers one uses).

Globally, the virus has caused 617,832 confirmed deaths.

The US is the world leader, with 3,915,780 cases, followed by Brazil with 2,159,654 and India with 1,193,078.

The US leads with more than 140k confirmed deaths, followed by Brazil with more than 80k and then the UK in third. The UK still has counted 45,586 fatalities, a heavy toll that has been linked to poor protections in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities (also a shortcoming cited for the steep death toll in New York State).

Arizona, meanwhile, reported 1,926 new cases, the latest indication that the outbreak in the state is in retreat.

The daily positivity rate, meanwhile, was at 12.5%.

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Update (1130ET): New York Gov Andrew Cuomo has just released the latest numbers for his state, the first since it sunk behind California in the national rankings maintained by the AP. Happily, NY showed a drop DoD in the number of newly confirmed cases

As we noted earlier, Florida reported 9,785 new coronavirus cases and 139 new deaths on Wednesday, suggesting that the elevated pace of deaths has yet to slow. Statewide, there have now been 379,619 infected and 5,345 Florida residents killed.

To date, 22,243 people have been hospitalized in Florida, 463 more than the prior day. Across the state, 9,492 patients were currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as of 1100ET. The statewide positivity rate declined to 10.5%. South Florida remains the hardest-hit part of the state, with Miami-Dade and Broward Counties among the worst hit. The region has recorded 163,598 total, including 4,513 new cases reported Wednesday from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.

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After suffering the biggest single-day jump in deaths since May 29

…the US has reached yet another disappointing COVID-19 milestone as California’s case tally has officially passed that of New York, meaning the most populous state in the US is now also the state with the biggest COVID-19 outbreak.

According to the AP’s count, California’s confirmed coronavirus cases have hit 409,370, surpassing New York’s total (note: totals differ between different sources). JHU data showed Cali’s Wednesday morning total was 1,200 more than NY’s.

However, New York’s 72,302 death toll is far larger than California’s. In fact, it’s not just larger, it’s 9x larger than California’s tally. NY’s infection rate per 100,000 people is also twice California’s (which is unsurprising since Cali has 2x the population). California is far and away the most populous US state, with nearly 40 million people, while New York has about 19.5 million.

After California and New York, Florida occupies the No. 3 spot with about 370k cases, and Texas comes in 4th with 350k. In other news, Florida has just reported its latest daily COVID-19 tallies.

  • FLORIDA COVID-19 CASES RISE 2.6% VS. PREVIOUS 7-DAY AVG. 3.5%

The other piece of major COVID-19-related news from this morning: the US has agreed to pay $2 billion for 100 million doses of an as-yet-unproven COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech.


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