- California governor Gavin Newsom issued a state-wide order for all bars to close and restaurants to cease indoor activities.
- Several states in the northeast, including NY-NJ-CT are maintaining a 14-day self-quarantine for any travelers arriving from hotspots within the U.S. Massachusetts has ordered a quarantine for all travelers except those from NY, NJ, CT, VT, NH, RI, and ME.
- The U.S. is now recording more than 60,000 new cases on average over the last several days, a significant increase from case counts just a week ago, when the average was 50,000 new cases per day. A week before that it was 40,000 new cases per day on average.The U.S. has now recorded more than 3,500,000 confirmed cases and nearly 140,000 deaths.
- Walmart and Sam’s Club will begin requiring that all customers wear masks in U.S. stores, starting next Monday.
- Biotech firm Moderna announced promising results from its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The vaccine, developed with researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was the first coronavirus vaccine to be tested in humans, and the company announced on Tuesday that large Phase 3 tests of it would begin on July 27, involving 30,000 people.
Latest global updates:
What we know:
- Over 13,500,000 confirmed cases worldwide
- 580,000 deaths
- Nearly 8,000,000 recovered
Brazil, Mexico, India and the U.S. continue to be global hotspots. In particular, Mexico, Brazil, and India continue to have low testing rates, indicating a much larger outbreak in their respective countries. For example, Mexico has half the deaths of Brazil but just 311,000 confirmed cases to Brazil's 1,900,000. Concerns remain that despite controlling the outbreak in parts of Europe and Asia, international travel will not resume due to out-of-control outbreaks in other parts of the world.