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U.S. coronavirus cases rise by nearly 50,000 in biggest one-day spike of pandemic
Lisa Shumaker
ReutersJuly 1, 2020, 9:32 PM EDT

(Reuters) - New U.S. COVID-19 cases rose by nearly 50,000 on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, marking the biggest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic.

The record follows a warning by the government's top infectious diseases expert that the number could soon double to 100,000 cases a day if Americans do not come together to take steps necessary to halt the virus' resurgent spread, such as wearing masks when unable to practice social distancing.

In the first week of June, the United States added about 22,000 new coronavirus cases each day. But as the month progressed, hotspots began to emerge across the Sun Belt. In the last seven days of June, daily new infections almost doubled to 42,000 nationally.

Brazil is the only other country to report more than 50,000 new cases in one day. The United States reported at least 49,286 cases on Tuesday.

More than half of new U.S. cases each day come from Arizona, California, Florida and Texas, home to 30% of the country's population. All four states plus 10 others saw new cases more than double in June.

The daily increase in new cases could reach 100,000 unless a nationwide push was made to tamp down the fast-spreading virus, Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday.

"We can't just focus on those areas that are having the surge. It puts the entire country at risk," Fauci said.

The rise in cases is not just the result of more testing. Hospitalizations are also skyrocketing.

Nationally, 7% of coronavirus diagnostic tests came back positive last week, up from 5% the prior week, according to a Reuters analysis. Arizona's positivity test rate was 24% last week, Florida's was 16%. Nevada, South Carolina and Texas were all 15%, according to the analysis.

(Open https://tmsnrt.rs/2WTOZDR in an external browser for a Reuters interactive)

Some of the recent increase traces back to Memorial Day holiday celebrations in late May. Health experts are worried about Independence Day celebrations this weekend, when Americans traditionally flock to beaches and campgrounds to watch fireworks displays.

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Students in Alabama organized Covid parties and took bets on who would get infected. Are you kidding me???? I’m here to tell ya...I don’t care how grown my kids THINK they are....if they do something stupid like this they will deal with me. UNREAL!!!! 



TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) — Several college students in an Alabama city organized “COVID-19” parties as a contest to see who would get the virus first, officials said.

Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry said students hosted the parties to intentionally infect each other with the new coronavirus, news outlets reported.

McKinstry said party organizers purposely invited guests who tested positive for COVID-19. She said the students put money in a pot and whoever got COVID first would get the cash.

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Ten feet tall and bullet-proof.

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2,735,554 US
1,496,858 Brazil
660,231 Russia
604,641 India
292,004 Peru
285,266 United Kingdom
284,541 Chile
250,103 Spain
240,961 Italy
238,511 Mexico
232,863 Iran
217,809 Pakistan
203,640 France
202,284 Turkey
197,608 Saudi Arabia
196,370 Germany
168,061 South Africa
153,277 Bangladesh
106,643 Canada
102,261 Colombia
97,897 Qatar
84,825 China
71,299 Egypt
70,639 Sweden
69,941 Argentina
62,698 Belarus
61,598 Belgium
59,468 Ecuador
59,394 Indonesia
53,708 Iraq
50,546 Netherlands
49,469 United Arab Emirates
47,859 Kuwait
46,821 Ukraine
44,310 Singapore
42,782 Portugal
42,574 Kazakhstan
42,555 Oman
38,805 Philippines
35,237 Panama
35,146 Poland
34,227 Bolivia
34,197 Dominican Republic
32,022 Afghanistan
31,967 Switzerland
27,837 Bahrain
27,746 Romania
27,110 Nigeria
27,047 Israel
26,658 Armenia
25,489 Ireland
20,262 Honduras
19,011 Guatemala
18,934 Japan
18,684 Azerbaijan
18,134 Ghana
17,941 Austria
17,150 Moldova
15,195 Serbia
14,657 Algeria
14,519 Nepal
13,015 Denmark
12,969 Morocco
12,904 Korea, South
12,592 Cameroon
12,178 Czechia
9,992 Cote d'Ivoire
9,573 Sudan
9,078 Uzbekistan
8,902 Norway
8,643 Malaysia
8,001 Australia
7,241 Finland
7,189 Congo (Kinshasa)
7,054 Senegal
7,000 El Salvador
6,941 Kenya
6,625 North Macedonia
6,261 Kyrgyzstan
6,062 Venezuela
6,058 Tajikistan
6,040 Haiti
5,846 Ethiopia
5,513 Gabon
5,450 Guinea
5,315 Bulgaria
4,788 Bosnia and Herzegovina
4,715 Djibouti
4,606 Mauritania
4,395 Luxembourg
4,166 Hungary
4,023 Costa Rica
3,788 Central African Republic
3,458 Greece
3,179 Thailand
3,080 West Bank and Gaza
3,064 Kosovo
2,944 Somalia
2,912 Croatia
2,662 Albania
2,519 Nicaragua
2,403 Madagascar
2,400 Maldives
2,353 Cuba
2,303 Paraguay
2,260 Mali
2,066 Sri Lanka
2,021 South Sudan
2,001 Equatorial Guinea
1,990 Estonia
1,850 Iceland
1,825 Lithuania
1,796 Lebanon
1,700 Slovakia
1,654 Guinea-Bissau
1,634 Slovenia
1,632 Zambia
1,530 New Zealand
1,518 Sierra Leone
1,382 Congo (Brazzaville)
1,342 Malawi
1,301 Cabo Verde
1,221 Yemen
1,199 Benin
1,178 Tunisia
1,136 Jordan
1,122 Latvia
1,081 Niger
1,063 Rwanda
999 Cyprus
967 Burkina Faso
947 Uruguay
939 Georgia
918 Mozambique
902 Uganda
891 Libya
873 Eswatini
868 Chad
855 Andorra
819 Liberia
717 Sao Tome and Principe
712 Diamond Princess
707 Jamaica
698 San Marino
671 Malta
667 Togo
617 Zimbabwe
616 Montenegro
547 Suriname
509 Tanzania
448 Taiwan*
355 Vietnam
341 Mauritius
315 Angola
312 Syria
304 Burma
303 Comoros
293 Namibia
250 Guyana
227 Botswana
220 Mongolia
215 Eritrea
170 Burundi
141 Brunei
141 Cambodia
130 Trinidad and Tobago
106 Monaco
104 Bahamas
97 Barbados
83 Liechtenstein
81 Seychelles
77 Bhutan
69 Antigua and Barbuda
55 Gambia
35 Lesotho
29 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
28 Belize
24 Timor-Leste
23 Grenada
19 Laos
19 Saint Lucia
18 Dominica
18 Fiji
15 Saint Kitts and Nevis
12 Holy See
11 Papua New Guinea
10 Western Sahara
9 MS Zaandam


States reporting over 20k confirmed cases:

394,954 New York 

243,013 California 

178,596 Texas 

172,356 New Jersey 

169,106 Florida 

144,013 Illinois 

109,338 Massachusetts 

92,612 Pennsylvania 

87,721 Georgia 

87,445 Arizona 

71,678 Michigan 

68,423 Maryland 

68,216 North Carolina 

63,735 Virginia 

61,561 Louisiana 

52,865 Ohio 

46,890 Tennessee 

46,646 Connecticut 

46,387 Indiana 

40,111 Alabama 

39,701 South Carolina 

37,210 Minnesota 

34,151 Washington 

33,335 Colorado 

30,212 Iowa 

29,738 Wisconsin 

28,770 Mississippi 

23,270 Utah 

22,636 Missouri 

22,075 Arkansas 


128,684 US deaths attributed, mostly in

32,064 New York 

15,107 New Jersey 

8,132 Massachusetts 

6,951 Illinois 

6,712 Pennsylvania 

6,212 Michigan 

6,209 California 

4,326 Connecticut 

3,617 Florida 

3,255 Louisiana 

3,212 Maryland 

2,876 Ohio 

2,850 Georgia 

2,662 Indiana 

2,541 Texas 


Cumulative hospitalizations for the states that report these numbers:

89,995 New York 

20,141 New Jersey 

15,454 Florida 

11,500 Georgia 

11,392 Massachusetts 

10,939 Maryland 

10,411 Connecticut 

9,384 Virginia 

7,911 Ohio 

7,139 Indiana 

5,513 Colorado 

4,916 Arizona 

4,402 Washington 

4,112 Minnesota 

3,519 Wisconsin 

3,208 Mississippi 

2,854 South Carolina 

2,835 Alabama 

2,775 Tennessee 

2,662 Kentucky 

2,011 Rhode Island 

1,928 New Mexico 

1,615 Oklahoma 

1,505 Utah 

1,477 Arkansas 

1,343 Nebraska 

1,195 Kansas 

1,069 Oregon 

683 South Dakota 

565 New Hampshire 

354 Maine 

340 Idaho 

234 North Dakota 

119 Wyoming 

116 Hawaii 

106 Montana 


Tonight's numbers July 2

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Gov. just closed bars for in-house drinking.  OK for take-out or at a restaurant, properly-spaced tables.  Soooo....they can buy a drink and take it out to the parking lot?  Our small town has an outdoor area....cuz of the smoking/non-smoking regulations, I think. 


That's an interesting site, Ambergris.  CO looks moderately good.  Our ICU room is good.  Lots more room for a surge.  That's an important number in my opinion.


Ambergris or anyone else:  do we know if the data for cases is always new cases?  Has anyone gotten this twice?  I know a rare minority don't get rid of the thing....  :unsure:   Cases really vary depending on how many with mild symptoms are being tested....or not.  And some folks testing several times if they're negative but at risk. 


MtRider  :pc_coffee:

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The cases is cumulative cases.  Otherwise the Zaandam would have fallen off the list (I think I will stop listing it anyway) and the other numbers would go down as well as up.  There are not currently 2.75 million confirmed cases active in the US.  If I could get the active numbers, I sure would post those instead


And I found it.


That's Florida.

For the US:  https://www.google.com/search?q=currently+active+covid+19+cases&rlz=1C1JZAP_enUS903US904&oq=currently+active+&aqs=chrome.5.69i57j0l7.9747j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

54,869 new cases were confirmed on July 2.


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I have seen numerous stories of people getting it twice. I will see if I can find some info.


Things seemed to be settling down here some but now the numbers are going up a good bit. Of course I’m sure it has nothing to do with having 5000+ people packed into Jackson Square a couple weeks ago<_<

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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A day after announcing new mandatory closures in 19 California counties where the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, Gov. Gavin Newsom addressed the complex issue of enforcing new rules.

The state is launching a massive PSA campaign in an attempt to convince Californians to wear masks. If they don't, Newsom said counties should feel empowered to swap the carrot for the stick.

"If 40 million people want to turn their back on civil society and abuse the rules, laws and regulations on a consistent basis, then society begins to erode," he said. "If you're not seeing behavioral changes then we think citations are appropriate where there's abuse."

He added there's a financial incentive for counties to enforce health orders: The new budget has $2.5 billion in local funding contingent on enforcing orders that county health officers have issued.

On Wednesday, Newsom announced the return of some stricter restrictions and business closures ahead of Fourth of July weekend. Effective immediately, restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums and cardrooms have to shut down indoor operations. Those businesses can still operate .

That applies to 19 counties as of Thursday morning. Those 19 counties represent more than 70% of the state's population.

In the Bay Area, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Solano counties are affected.

Bars - both indoor and outdoor - have to close in all 19 counties.

These restrictions will remain in place for at least three weeks, Newsom said.

California isn't requiring all beaches to close ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, the governor said, but it is closing parking lots at state beaches in the Bay Area, Southern California, Monterey County and Santa Cruz County
Even though my county wasn’t named they decided to close as well....
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2,793,034 US
1,539,081 Brazil
666,941 Russia
625,544 India
295,599 Peru
288,089 Chile
285,787 United Kingdom
250,545 Spain
245,251 Mexico
241,184 Italy
235,429 Iran
221,896 Pakistan
204,222 France
203,456 Turkey
201,801 Saudi Arabia
196,780 Germany
177,124 South Africa
156,391 Bangladesh
106,953 Canada
106,392 Colombia
98,653 Qatar
84,835 China
72,786 Argentina
72,711 Egypt
71,419 Sweden
62,997 Belarus
61,727 Belgium
60,695 Indonesia
60,657 Ecuador
56,020 Iraq
50,546 Netherlands
50,141 United Arab Emirates
48,672 Kuwait
47,705 Ukraine
44,479 Singapore
44,075 Kazakhstan
43,929 Oman
43,156 Portugal
40,336 Philippines
35,528 Bolivia
35,405 Poland
35,237 Panama
35,148 Dominican Republic
32,324 Afghanistan
32,101 Switzerland
28,410 Bahrain
28,166 Romania
28,055 Israel
27,564 Nigeria
27,320 Armenia
25,498 Ireland
21,293 Guatemala
21,120 Honduras
19,388 Ghana
19,267 Azerbaijan
19,185 Japan
18,050 Austria
17,445 Moldova
15,504 Serbia
15,259 Nepal
15,070 Algeria
13,288 Morocco
13,032 Denmark
12,967 Korea, South
12,592 Cameroon
12,319 Czechia
10,244 Cote d'Ivoire
9,663 Sudan
9,396 Uzbekistan
8,921 Norway
8,648 Malaysia
8,260 Australia
7,311 Congo (Kinshasa)
7,267 El Salvador
7,242 Finland
7,188 Kenya
7,164 Senegal
6,787 North Macedonia
6,767 Kyrgyzstan
6,273 Venezuela
6,101 Haiti
6,058 Tajikistan
5,846 Ethiopia
5,620 Gabon
5,521 Guinea
5,497 Bulgaria
4,962 Bosnia and Herzegovina
4,736 Djibouti
4,705 Mauritania
4,447 Luxembourg
4,311 Costa Rica
4,172 Hungary
3,918 Central African Republic
3,486 Greece
3,334 West Bank and Gaza
3,180 Thailand
3,071 Equatorial Guinea
3,064 Kosovo
3,008 Croatia
2,944 Somalia
2,752 Albania
2,519 Nicaragua
2,512 Madagascar
2,410 Maldives
2,361 Cuba
2,349 Paraguay
2,285 Mali
2,069 Sri Lanka
2,021 South Sudan
1,991 Estonia
1,855 Iceland
1,830 Lebanon
1,828 Lithuania
1,765 Guinea-Bissau
1,720 Slovakia
1,650 Slovenia
1,632 Zambia
1,557 Congo (Brazzaville)
1,530 New Zealand
1,524 Sierra Leone
1,498 Malawi
1,382 Cabo Verde
1,240 Yemen
1,199 Benin
1,181 Tunisia
1,147 Jordan
1,122 Latvia
1,082 Niger
1,081 Rwanda
999 Cyprus
980 Burkina Faso
952 Uruguay
943 Georgia
939 Mozambique
918 Libya
911 Uganda
909 Eswatini
871 Chad
855 Andorra
833 Liberia
719 Sao Tome and Principe
715 Jamaica
712 Diamond Princess
698 San Marino
672 Malta
671 Togo
663 Montenegro
625 Zimbabwe
561 Suriname
509 Tanzania
449 Taiwan*
355 Vietnam
350 Namibia
341 Mauritius
328 Angola
328 Syria
309 Comoros
306 Burma
277 Botswana
256 Guyana
220 Mongolia
215 Eritrea
191 Burundi
141 Brunei
141 Cambodia
130 Trinidad and Tobago
106 Monaco
104 Bahamas
97 Barbados
83 Liechtenstein
81 Seychelles
77 Bhutan
68 Antigua and Barbuda
55 Gambia
35 Lesotho
29 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
28 Belize
24 Timor-Leste
23 Grenada
22 Saint Lucia
19 Laos
18 Dominica
18 Fiji
15 Saint Kitts and Nevis
12 Holy See
11 Papua New Guinea
10 Western Sahara


States reporting more than 20k confirmed cases:

395,872 New York 

250,514 California 

185,244 Texas 

178,594 Florida 

172,742 New Jersey 

145,750 Illinois 

109,628 Massachusetts 

93,392 Pennsylvania 

91,872 Arizona 

90,493 Georgia 

72,175 Michigan 

70,262 North Carolina 

68,961 Maryland 

64,393 Virginia 

63,289 Louisiana 

55,257 Ohio 

48,712 Tennessee 

46,915 Indiana 

46,717 Connecticut 

41,865 Alabama 

41,532 South Carolina 

37,624 Minnesota 

34,778 Washington 

33,595 Colorado 

30,434 Iowa 

30,317 Wisconsin 

29,684 Mississippi 

23,866 Utah 

23,160 Missouri 

22,622 Arkansas 

20,718 Nevada 


129,430 US deaths attributed, mostly in

32,137 New York 

15,164 New Jersey 

8,149 Massachusetts 

7,005 Illinois 

6,746 Pennsylvania 

6,315 California 

6,215 Michigan 

4,335 Connecticut 

3,684 Florida 

3,278 Louisiana 

3,223 Maryland 

2,903 Ohio 

2,857 Georgia 

2,681 Indiana 

2,590 Texas 


Cumulative hospitalizations, where the numbers are available:

89,995 New York 

20,214 New Jersey 

15,795 Florida 

11,653 Georgia 

11,436 Massachusetts 

10,973 Maryland 

10,411 Connecticut 

9,529 Virginia 

8,084 Ohio 

7,175 Indiana 

5,527 Colorado 

5,018 Arizona 

4,442 Washington 

4,139 Minnesota 

3,555 Wisconsin 

3,208 Mississippi 

2,883 Alabama 

2,882 South Carolina 

2,825 Tennessee 

2,685 Kentucky 

2,019 Rhode Island 

1,945 New Mexico 

1,661 Oklahoma 

1,529 Utah 

1,517 Arkansas 

1,353 Nebraska 

1,219 Kansas 

1,069 Oregon 

687 South Dakota 

567 New Hampshire 

358 Maine 

350 Idaho 

237 North Dakota 

119 Wyoming 

116 Hawaii 

109 Montana 


176,226 new cases were reported worldwide today, and 5035 deaths were reported worldwide today.  This does not count the US, because the same site has a latest figure of July 2, when 671 people died in the US and 54,869 new cases were reported--this is a quarter the deaths but twice the new cases we saw May 8.


So these are tonight's numbers, mostly, for July 3.

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Thanks for the new link, Ambergris.


Dogmom.....about choir and congregational singing.  That choir practice in WA very early in the COVID crisis....so sad.  I was definitely wondering why they were not at least cautioning folks when the churches began to open.  Mine is singing....so says the bulletin.  I don't go.  There is a lot more EXHALE with singing....unless you sing wimpy like me.  :rolleyes: 


I record the CO stats daily for: Cases, Hospitalizations, Clusters, Deaths and .......we're in the 200-300's now daily for cases.  Middle two wks of June was in the 100's.   OTOH....300 for June 4th.  :shrug:   I've only recorded for a month so .....we'll see how month two goes.  Sometimes you have to take a longer step back to SEE the picture.


MtRider  :pc_coffee:   :pray:  

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2,838,678 US
1,539,081 Brazil
673,564 Russia
648,315 India
299,080 Peru
291,847 Chile
286,412 United Kingdom
252,165 Mexico
250,545 Spain
241,419 Italy
237,878 Iran
225,283 Pakistan
205,929 Saudi Arabia
204,610 Turkey
204,222 France
197,198 Germany
187,977 South Africa
159,679 Bangladesh
109,793 Colombia
107,185 Canada
99,183 Qatar
84,850 China
75,376 Argentina
74,035 Egypt
71,419 Sweden
63,270 Belarus
62,142 Indonesia
61,838 Belgium
61,535 Ecuador
58,354 Iraq
50,857 United Arab Emirates
50,548 Netherlands
49,303 Kuwait
48,628 Ukraine
45,719 Kazakhstan
45,106 Oman
44,664 Singapore
43,569 Portugal
41,830 Philippines
36,983 Panama
36,818 Bolivia
36,184 Dominican Republic
35,719 Poland
32,672 Afghanistan
32,198 Switzerland
29,170 Israel
28,857 Bahrain
28,582 Romania
28,167 Nigeria
27,900 Armenia
25,509 Ireland
22,501 Guatemala
22,116 Honduras
19,801 Azerbaijan
19,459 Japan
19,388 Ghana
18,165 Austria
17,672 Moldova
15,829 Serbia
15,500 Algeria
15,491 Nepal
13,822 Morocco
13,032 Denmark
13,030 Korea, South
12,592 Cameroon
12,440 Czechia
10,462 Cote d'Ivoire
9,708 Uzbekistan
9,663 Sudan
8,926 Norway
8,658 Malaysia
8,376 Australia
7,577 Kenya
7,507 El Salvador
7,379 Congo (Kinshasa)
7,272 Senegal
7,248 Finland
7,094 Kyrgyzstan
6,932 North Macedonia
6,537 Venezuela
6,230 Haiti
6,159 Tajikistan
5,846 Ethiopia
5,677 Bulgaria
5,620 Gabon
5,570 Guinea
4,962 Bosnia and Herzegovina
4,827 Mauritania
4,736 Djibouti
4,621 Costa Rica
4,476 Luxembourg
4,174 Hungary
3,969 Central African Republic
3,835 West Bank and Gaza
3,511 Greece
3,185 Thailand
3,094 Croatia
3,071 Equatorial Guinea
3,064 Kosovo
2,961 Somalia
2,819 Albania
2,728 Madagascar
2,519 Nicaragua
2,435 Maldives
2,385 Paraguay
2,369 Cuba
2,303 Mali
2,074 Sri Lanka
2,021 South Sudan
1,993 Estonia
1,860 Iceland
1,855 Lebanon
1,831 Lithuania
1,765 Guinea-Bissau
1,749 Slovakia
1,679 Slovenia
1,632 Zambia
1,613 Malawi
1,557 Congo (Brazzaville)
1,533 Sierra Leone
1,530 New Zealand
1,421 Cabo Verde
1,248 Yemen
1,199 Benin
1,186 Tunisia
1,150 Jordan
1,123 Latvia
1,092 Rwanda
1,082 Niger
1,002 Cyprus
989 Libya
987 Burkina Faso
969 Mozambique
955 Uruguay
954 Eswatini
948 Georgia
927 Uganda
871 Chad
869 Liberia
855 Andorra
728 Jamaica
720 Montenegro
719 Sao Tome and Principe
712 Diamond Princess
698 San Marino
698 Zimbabwe
676 Togo
672 Malta
565 Suriname
509 Tanzania
449 Taiwan*
375 Namibia
355 Vietnam
346 Angola
341 Mauritius
338 Syria
313 Burma
309 Comoros
277 Botswana
272 Guyana
220 Mongolia
215 Eritrea
191 Burundi
141 Brunei
141 Cambodia
130 Trinidad and Tobago
106 Monaco
104 Bahamas
97 Barbados
83 Liechtenstein
81 Seychelles
78 Bhutan
68 Antigua and Barbuda
57 Gambia
35 Lesotho
30 Belize
29 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
24 Timor-Leste
23 Grenada
22 Saint Lucia
19 Laos
18 Dominica
18 Fiji
16 Saint Kitts and Nevis
12 Holy See
11 Papua New Guinea
10 Western Sahara


States reporting more than 20k cases

396,598 New York 

252,527 California 

192,153 Texas 

190,052 Florida 

173,033 New Jersey 

146,612 Illinois 

109,838 Massachusetts 

94,567 Arizona 

93,922 Pennsylvania 

93,320 Georgia 

72,581 Michigan 

71,670 North Carolina 

69,341 Maryland 

65,109 Virginia 

63,289 Louisiana 

56,183 Ohio 

50,140  Tennessee 

47,432 Indiana 

46,717 Connecticut 

43,386 South Carolina 

42,862 Alabama 

37,624 Minnesota 

35,247  Washington 

33,849 Colorado 

31,061 Iowa 

31,055 Wisconsin 

30,674 Mississippi 

24,542 Utah 

23,583 Missouri 

23,208 Arkansas 

21,575 Nevada 


129,672 US deaths attributed to corona virus, mostly in 

32,157 New York 

15,189 New Jersey 

8,172 Massachusetts 

7,014 Illinois 

6,749 Pennsylvania 

6,334 California 

6,218 Michigan 

4,335 Connecticut 

3,702 Florida 

3,278 Louisiana 

3,236 Maryland 

2,907 Ohio 

2,857 Georgia 

2,687 Indiana 

2,607 Texas 


Cumulative hospitalizations in states that report them

89,995 New York US

20,233 New Jersey US

16,040 Florida US

11,743 Georgia US

11,461 Massachusetts US

11,034 Maryland US

10,411 Connecticut US

9,549 Virginia US

8,111 Ohio US

7,216 Indiana US

5,537 Colorado US

5,068 Arizona US

4,463 Washington US

4,139 Minnesota US

3,574 Wisconsin US

3,268 Mississippi US

2,906 Alabama US

2,882 South Carolina US

2,860 Tennessee US

2,685 Kentucky US

2,019 Rhode Island US

1,970 New Mexico US

1,676 Oklahoma US

1,565 Utah US

1,536 Arkansas US

1,365 Nebraska US

1,219 Kansas US

1,069 Oregon US

689 South Dakota US

569 New Hampshire US

358 Maine US

355 Idaho US

241 North Dakota US

119 Wyoming US

118 Hawaii US

112 Montana US


On July 3, yesterday, 57,209 new cases were reported in the US; on the same day, 610 more people died in the US.

Other than that, these are tonight's numbers, July 4.

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239 Experts With 1 Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne
July 4, 2020

The coronavirus is finding new victims worldwide, in bars and restaurants, offices, markets and casinos, giving rise to frightening clusters of infection that increasingly confirm what many scientists have been saying for months: The virus lingers in the air indoors, infecting those nearby.

If airborne transmission is a significant factor in the pandemic, especially in crowded spaces with poor ventilation, the consequences for containment will be significant. Masks may be needed indoors, even in socially-distant settings. Health care workers may need N95 masks that filter out even the smallest respiratory droplets as they care for coronavirus patients.

Ventilation systems in schools, nursing homes, residences and businesses may need to minimize recirculating air and add powerful new filters. Ultraviolet lights may be needed to kill viral particles floating in tiny droplets indoors.

The World Health Organization has long held that the coronavirus is spread primarily by large respiratory droplets that, once expelled by infected people in coughs and sneezes, fall quickly to the floor.

But in an open letter to the W.H.O., 239 scientists in 32 countries have outlined the evidence showing that smaller particles can infect people, and are calling for the agency to revise its recommendations. The researchers plan to publish their letter in a scientific journal next week.  Even in its latest update on the coronavirus, released June 29, the W.H.O. said airborne transmission of the virus is possible only after medical procedures that produce aerosols, or droplets smaller than 5 microns. (A micron is equal to one millionth of a meter.)
Proper ventilation and N95 masks are of concern only in those circumstances, according to the W.H.O. Instead, its infection control guidance, before and during this pandemic, has heavily promoted the importance of handwashing as a primary prevention strategy, even though there is limited evidence for transmission of the virus from surfaces. (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says surfaces are likely to play only a minor role.)

Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi, the W.H.O.’s technical lead on infection control, said the evidence for the virus spreading by air was unconvincing.

“Especially in the last couple of months, we have been stating several times that we consider airborne transmission as possible but certainly not supported by solid or even clear evidence,” she said. “There is a strong debate on this.”

But interviews with nearly 20 scientists — including a dozen W.H.O. consultants and several members of the committee that crafted the guidance — and internal emails paint a picture of an organization that, despite good intentions, is out of step with science.

Whether carried aloft by large droplets that zoom through the air after a sneeze, or by much smaller exhaled droplets that may glide the length of a room, these experts said, the coronavirus is borne through air and can infect people when inhaled. Most of these experts sympathized with the W.H.O.’s growing portfolio and shrinking budget, and noted the tricky political relationships it has to manage, especially with the United States and China. They praised W.H.O. staff for holding daily briefings and tirelessly answering questions about the pandemic.

But the infection prevention and control committee in particular, experts said, is bound by a rigid and overly medicalized view of scientific evidence, is slow and risk-averse in updating its guidance and allows a few conservative voices to shout down dissent.

“They’ll die defending their view,” said one longstanding W.H.O. consultant, who did not wish to be identified because of her continuing work for the organization. Even its staunchest supporters said the committee should diversify its expertise and relax its criteria for proof, especially in a fast-moving outbreak.

“I do get frustrated about the issues of airflow and sizing of particles, absolutely,” said Mary-Louise McLaws, a committee member and epidemiologist at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.  “If we started revisiting airflow, we would have to be prepared to change a lot of what we do,” she said. “I think it’s a good idea, a very good idea, but it will cause an enormous shudder through the infection control society.”

In early April, a group of 36 experts on air quality and aerosols urged the W.H.O. to consider the growing evidence on airborne transmission of the coronavirus. The agency responded promptly, calling Lidia Morawska, the group’s leader and a longtime W.H.O. consultant, to arrange a meeting.  But the discussion was dominated by a few experts who are staunch supporters of handwashing and felt it must be emphasized over aerosols, according to some participants, and the committee’s advice remained unchanged.

Dr. Morawska and others pointed to several incidents that indicate airborne transmission of the virus, particularly in poorly ventilated and crowded indoor spaces. They said the W.H.O. was making an artificial distinction between tiny aerosols and larger droplets, even though infected people produce both.

“We’ve known since 1946 that coughing and talking generate aerosols,” said Linsey Marr, an expert in airborne transmission of viruses at Virginia Tech.

Scientists have not been able to grow the coronavirus from aerosols in the lab. But that doesn’t mean aerosols are not infective, Dr. Marr said: Most of the samples in those experiments have come from hospital rooms with good air flow that would dilute viral levels.

In most buildings, she said, “the air-exchange rate is usually much lower, allowing virus to accumulate in the air and pose a greater risk.”

The W.H.O. also is relying on a dated definition of airborne transmission, Dr. Marr said. The agency believes an airborne pathogen, like the measles virus, has to be highly infectious and to travel long distances.

People generally “think and talk about airborne transmission profoundly stupidly,” said Bill Hanage, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  “We have this notion that airborne transmission means droplets hanging in the air capable of infecting you many hours later, drifting down streets, through letter boxes and finding their way into homes everywhere,” Dr. Hanage said.
Experts all agree that the coronavirus does not behave that way. Dr. Marr and others said the coronavirus seemed to be most infectious when people were in prolonged contact at close range, especially indoors, and even more so in superspreader events — exactly what scientists would expect from aerosol transmission.

Precautionary principle
The W.H.O. has found itself at odds with groups of scientists more than once during this pandemic.

The agency lagged behind most of its member nations in endorsing face coverings for the public. While other organizations, including the C.D.C., have long since acknowledged the importance of transmission by people without symptoms, the W.H.O. still maintains that asymptomatic transmission is rare.

“At the country level, a lot of W.H.O. technical staff are scratching their heads,” said a consultant at a regional office in Southeast Asia, who did not wish to be identified because he was worried about losing his contract. “This is not giving us credibility.”  The consultant recalled that the W.H.O. staff members in his country were the only ones to go without masks after the government there endorsed them.

Many experts said the W.H.O. should embrace what some called a “precautionary principle” and others called “needs and values” — the idea that even without definitive evidence, the agency should assume the worst of the virus, apply common sense and recommend the best protection possible.

“There is no incontrovertible proof that SARS-CoV-2 travels or is transmitted significantly by aerosols, but there is absolutely no evidence that it’s not,” said Dr. Trish Greenhalgh, a primary care doctor at the University of Oxford in Britain.  “So at the moment we have to make a decision in the face of uncertainty, and my goodness, it’s going to be a disastrous decision if we get it wrong,” she said. “So why not just mask up for a few weeks, just in case?”  After all, the W.H.O. seems willing to accept without much evidence the idea that the virus may be transmitted from surfaces, she and other researchers noted, even as other health agencies have stepped back emphasizing this route.

“I agree that fomite transmission is not directly demonstrated for this virus,” Dr. Allegranzi, the W.H.O.’s technical lead on infection control, said, referring to objects that may be infectious. “But it is well known that other coronaviruses and respiratory viruses are transmitted, and demonstrated to be transmitted, by contact with fomite.”  The agency also must consider the needs of all its member nations, including those with limited resources, and make sure its recommendations are tempered by “availability, feasibility, compliance, resource implications,” she said.

Aerosols may play some limited role in spreading the virus, said Dr. Paul Hunter, a member of the infection prevention committee and professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia in Britain.  But if the W.H.O. were to push for rigorous control measures in the absence of proof, hospitals in low- and middle-income countries may be forced to divert scarce resources from other crucial programs.  “That’s the balance that an organization like the W.H.O. has to achieve,” he said. “It’s the easiest thing in the world to say, ‘We’ve got to follow the precautionary principle,’ and ignore the opportunity costs of that.”

In interviews, other scientists criticized this view as paternalistic. “‘We’re not going to say what we really think, because we think you can’t deal with it?’ I don’t think that’s right,” said Don Milton, an aerosol expert at the University of Maryland.  Even cloth masks, if worn by everyone, can significantly reduce transmission, and the W.H.O. should say so clearly, he added.

Several experts criticized the W.H.O.’s messaging throughout the pandemic, saying the staff seems to prize scientific perspective over clarity.

“What you say is designed to help people understand the nature of a public health problem,” said Dr. William Aldis, a longtime W.H.O. collaborator based in Thailand. “That’s different than just scientifically describing a disease or a virus.”

The W.H.O. tends to describe “an absence of evidence as evidence of absence,” Dr. Aldis added. In April, for example, the W.H.O. said, “There is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from Covid-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection.”  The statement was intended to indicate uncertainty, but the phrasing stoked unease among the public and earned rebukes from several experts and journalists. The W.H.O. later walked back its comments.

In a less public instance, the W.H.O. said there was “no evidence to suggest” that people with H.I.V. were at increased risk from the coronavirus. After Joseph Amon, the director of global health at Drexel University in Philadelphia who has sat on many agency committees, pointed out that the phrasing was misleading, the W.H.O. changed it to say the level of risk was “unknown.”

But W.H.O. staff and some members said the critics did not give its committees enough credit.  “Those that may have been frustrated may not be cognizant of how W.H.O. expert committees work, and they work slowly and deliberately,” Dr. McLaws said.

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, the W.H.O.’s chief scientist, said agency staff members were trying to evaluate new scientific evidence as fast as possible, but without sacrificing the quality of their review. She added that the agency will try to broaden the committees’ expertise and communications to make sure everyone is heard.  “We take it seriously when journalists or scientists or anyone challenges us and say we can do better than this,” she said. “We definitely want to do better.”

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:scratchhead:    Oye.....I gotta slow down and read this later.  Can't parse it out right now. 


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State/Territory Cases in Last 7 Days
South Carolina
North Carolina
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New York*
New York City*
New Jersey
New Mexico
Puerto Rico
South Dakota
West Virginia
North Dakota
Rhode Island
District of Columbia
New Hampshire
Virgin Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
American Samoa
Federated States of Micronesia
Republic of Marshall Islands

  page two of the  tested positive in the last seven days chart

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One third of all the cases Florida has ever had have hit in the past week.  

New York, on the other hand, has learned how to handle a plague.

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2,879,830 US
1,603,055 Brazil
680,283 Russia
673,165 India
302,718 Peru
295,532 Chile
286,931 United Kingdom
256,848 Mexico
250,545 Spain
241,611 Italy
240,438 Iran
228,474 Pakistan
209,509 Saudi Arabia
205,758 Turkey
204,222 France
197,523 Germany
196,750 South Africa
162,417 Bangladesh
113,685 Colombia
107,394 Canada
99,799 Qatar
84,868 China
77,815 Argentina
75,253 Egypt
71,419 Sweden
63,749 Indonesia
63,554 Belarus
61,958 Ecuador
61,909 Belgium
60,479 Iraq
51,540 United Arab Emirates
50,834 Netherlands
49,941 Kuwait
49,468 Ukraine
47,171 Kazakhstan
46,178 Oman
44,800 Singapore
44,254 Philippines
43,897 Portugal
38,149 Panama
38,071 Bolivia
37,425 Dominican Republic
35,950 Poland
32,951 Afghanistan
32,268 Switzerland
29,958 Israel
29,367 Bahrain
28,973 Romania
28,711 Nigeria
28,606 Armenia
25,527 Ireland
23,248 Guatemala
22,921 Honduras
20,324 Azerbaijan
20,085 Ghana
19,667 Japan
18,280 Austria
17,814 Moldova
16,131 Serbia
15,941 Algeria
15,784 Nepal
14,215 Morocco
13,091 Korea, South
13,032 Denmark
12,592 Cameroon
12,515 Czechia
10,772 Cote d'Ivoire
10,020 Uzbekistan
9,767 Sudan
8,930 Norway
8,663 Malaysia
8,586 Australia
7,886 Kenya
7,777 El Salvador
7,411 Congo (Kinshasa)
7,400 Senegal
7,377 Kyrgyzstan
7,253 Finland
7,046 North Macedonia
6,750 Venezuela
6,294 Haiti
6,213 Tajikistan
5,846 Ethiopia
5,740 Bulgaria
5,620 Gabon
5,610 Guinea
4,996 Costa Rica
4,962 Bosnia and Herzegovina
4,879 Mauritania
4,792 Djibouti
4,522 Luxembourg
4,277 West Bank and Gaza
4,183 Hungary
3,969 Central African Republic
3,519 Greece
3,356 Kosovo
3,190 Thailand
3,151 Croatia
3,071 Equatorial Guinea
2,997 Somalia
2,941 Madagascar
2,893 Albania
2,519 Nicaragua
2,468 Maldives
2,427 Paraguay
2,372 Cuba
2,330 Mali
2,076 Sri Lanka
2,021 South Sudan
1,993 Estonia
1,873 Lebanon
1,863 Iceland
1,836 Lithuania
1,765 Guinea-Bissau
1,764 Slovakia
1,700 Slovenia
1,632 Zambia
1,613 Malawi
1,557 Congo (Brazzaville)
1,542 Sierra Leone
1,533 New Zealand
1,451 Cabo Verde
1,265 Yemen
1,199 Benin
1,188 Tunisia
1,164 Jordan
1,124 Latvia
1,105 Rwanda
1,088 Niger
1,003 Cyprus
989 Libya
988 Eswatini
987 Burkina Faso
987 Mozambique
956 Uruguay
951 Georgia
939 Uganda
874 Liberia
872 Chad
855 Andorra
781 Montenegro
728 Jamaica
720 Sao Tome and Principe
716 Zimbabwe
712 Diamond Princess
698 San Marino
680 Togo
672 Malta
594 Suriname
509 Tanzania
449 Taiwan*
412 Namibia
358 Syria
355 Vietnam
346 Angola
341 Mauritius
313 Burma
311 Comoros
277 Botswana
273 Guyana
220 Mongolia
215 Eritrea
191 Burundi
141 Brunei
141 Cambodia
133 Trinidad and Tobago
108 Monaco
104 Bahamas
98 Barbados
83 Liechtenstein
81 Seychelles
79 Lesotho
78 Bhutan
68 Antigua and Barbuda
57 Gambia
30 Belize
29 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
24 Timor-Leste
23 Grenada
22 Saint Lucia
19 Laos
18 Dominica
18 Fiji
16 Saint Kitts and Nevis
12 Holy See
11 Papua New Guinea
10 Western Sahara


States reporting over 20k confirmed cases:

397,131 New York 

257,357 California 

200,111 Florida 

194,932 Texas 

173,402 New Jersey 

147,251 Illinois 

109,974 Massachusetts 

98,103 Arizona 

95,516 Georgia 

94,403 Pennsylvania 

72,992 North Carolina 

72,941 Michigan 

69,632 Maryland 

65,748 Virginia 

65,226 Louisiana 

57,150 Ohio 

51,316 Tennessee 

47,432 Indiana 

46,717 Connecticut 

44,847 South Carolina 

43,953 Alabama 

38,129 Minnesota 

35,898 Washington 

34,048 Colorado 

31,577 Wisconsin 

31,475 Iowa 

30,900 Mississippi 

24,952 Utah 

23,816 Missouri 

23,814 Arkansas 

22,418 Nevada 

31 states now?  This used to be such a short list. 


129,904 US deaths attributed to corona virus mostly in

32,206 New York 

15,211 New Jersey 

8,183 Massachusetts 

7,020 Illinois 

6,753 Pennsylvania 

6,339 California 

6,218 Michigan 

4,335 Connecticut 

3,731 Florida 

3,288 Louisiana 

3,243 Maryland 

2,911 Ohio 

2,860 Georgia 

2,687 Indiana 

2,628 Texas 

1,853 Virginia 

1,825 Arizona 

1,701 Colorado 

1,507 Minnesota 

1,423 North Carolina 

1,359 Washington 

1,111 Mississippi 

1,051 Missouri 

1,007 Alabama


Cumulative hospitalization, where

those numbers are available: 

89,995 New York 

20,237 New Jersey 

16,201 Florida 

11,775 Georgia 

11,463 Massachusetts 

11,071 Maryland 

10,411 Connecticut 

9,576 Virginia 

8,172 Ohio 

7,254 Indiana 

5,550 Colorado 

5,161 Arizona 

4,473 Washington 

4,170 Minnesota 

3,586 Wisconsin 

3,268 Mississippi 

2,909 Alabama 

2,882 South Carolina 

2,871 Tennessee 

2,685 Kentucky 

2,019 Rhode Island 

1,988 New Mexico 

1,685 Oklahoma 

1,582 Utah 

1,536 Arkansas 

1,368 Nebraska 

1,219 Kansas 

1,069 Oregon 

691 South Dakota 

569 New Hampshire 

359 Idaho 

359 Maine 

242 North Dakota 

119 Wyoming 

118 Hawaii 

112 Montana 


Yesterday, July 4, 50,445 new confirmed cases were reported nationwide, and 273 new deaths were reported nationwide.


Tonight's numbers, July 5, except where noted.

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It will be interesting to see where the numbers go after this holiday weekend. That might be the answer to is it spread by aresol and more outside or inside?  



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66,5xx cases in 7 days?????????   :blink:     WHAT is doing that?   Did y'all have a lot of protests with Extreme Breath Exhalations?   [yelling, chanting, screaming, ......choir practice...] :buttercup:      .....or packed beaches?   :(  


Aiii yi yi!!!


 ...... I've ASSUMED that it was aerosol since early April ....cuz, well....better safe than sorry.  Don't use/flush public toilet! 


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Beach parties, bar/beach partying.

Also, not aerosol.  Full-out airborne.

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6 hours ago, Ambergris said:

Also, not aerosol.  Full-out airborne.


Yeah, sorry.  Those still mean the same thing to me.  Airborne aerosol bits, right? 


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Picture aerosol coming out of a spray can.  Quite literally.  Hairspray, Pledge, Wasp-killer.  You can see the mist travel, and you can see most of it fall.  Some goes amazingly far, but it does fall eventually.

Airborne keeps going like fallout.

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