COVID-19 all-in-one update

(NEW YORK) — Here’s the latest information on the COVID-19 coronavirus as of 9:40 a.m. ET.

Latest reported numbers globally per Johns Hopkins University
Global diagnosed cases: 7,540,679
Global deaths: 421,948.  The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 113,820.
Number of countries/regions: at least 188
Total patients recovered globally: 3,561,804

Latest reported numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 2,023,347 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 113,820.  New York State has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 30,580.
U.S. total patients recovered: 540,292
U.S. total people tested: 21,933,301

The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in New York, with 380,892 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 202,935 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
Film, TV production officially OK to resume today in California
After shutting down beginning in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, today is the day California officials have allowed for film and television production to resume in the state.  However, all productions will have to adhere to a state-mandated set of safety protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  The Los Angeles County Public Health Department only released their so-called “Reopening Protocol” Thursday.  The ten pages of protocols address all aspects of film, music and TV production – from auditions, location scouting, music production, wardrobe, hair and makeup, craft services and catering and more – as well as general workplace measures for infection control.  Although production is permitted to resume today, it’s generally thought it’ll take until July or August for most producers to get things ready to go.  California currently has the sixth-highest reported number of COVID-19 cases in the world, with 143,377, after New York state, Moscow, New Jersey, Sao Paolo, Brazil and England.

COVID-19 infections continue rising in eight states; lack of social distancing cited
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are rising in eight states, with experts pointing to a lack of diligent social distancing an eagerness to reopen businesses as the likely causes.  Hospitalization numbers are increasing are Arizona, Arkansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah, according to a new analysis by ABC News of public data from the past two weeks.  Arkansas has experienced a dramatic 74% increase in average hospitalizations since after the Memorial Day weekend, while WTVD Raleigh reports North Carolina saw a record number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations for the fourth consecutive day Thursday, with a total 812 people hospitalized and 1,310 new positive cases reported.  South Carolina saw 687 new cases Thursday, the highest single-day increase since the pandemic began.  Experts also say data shows the increase in reported cases is not the result of increased testing, the latter of which has remained largely the same.

Second Lake of the Ozarks pool party attendee tests positive for COVID-19
KMBC Kansas City reports a second person who attended a notorious Memorial Day pool party at the state’s Lake of the Ozarks has tested positive for COVID-19.  The Johnson County, Kansas, Board of Commissioners says the new infected person, who was not identified, was at the same bar as the previously confirmed positive case in Camden County, Missouri.  Widely-circulated videos taken Memorial Day weekend of large crowds in swimming pools at Lake of the Ozarks businesses, not practicing social distancing, drew widespread criticism from health officials concerned about the potential to spread COVID-19.  That prompted officials to issue travel advisories, warning of the potential for attendees to become infected and potentially spread the virus.  The CDC says every non-quarantined person infected with COVID-19 on average can infect 2.2-2.7 people, who in turn can infect others.

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