- The U.S. is now recording more than 66,000 new cases on average over the last week, a smaller increase from case counts just a week ago, when the average was 60,000 new cases per day. A week before that it was 50,000 new cases per day on average.The U.S. has now recorded more than 4,000,000 confirmed cases and 145,000 deaths.
- While daily new cases have steadily declined in Arizona over the last two weeks after restrictions were re-imposed, daily new deaths continue to increase, highlighting the lag time between infection, testing, hospitalization, and mortality.
- The U.S. government entered into a $1.95 billion contract with Pfizer to produce 600 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine. Production depends on success in clinical trials.
Latest global updates:
What we know:
- Over 15,000,000 confirmed cases worldwide
- 620,000 deaths
- Over 9,000,000 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 350,000 confirmed cases to Brazil's 2,100,000. 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.