- On 04 August, Florida recorded 245 daily deaths having experienced record daily death numbers earlier in the week. Despite the decline in new cases for the country as a whole, new deaths are likely to continue to rise over the next two-three week period, as deaths are a lagging indicator.
- California is reporting a 17.6 percent increase in daily new deaths (rolling 7-day average) from its average one week ago. On 28 July, the state reported a seven day average of 119 new deaths as compared to an average of 140 new deaths on 04 August.
- The U.S. is recording 58,820 new daily cases on average over the last week, an 11 percent decrease from the average two weeks ago. The U.S. has now recorded over 4,700,000 confirmed cases and over 157,000 deaths.
- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that checkpoints would be established across the five boroughs to help enforce the 14-day quarantine for travelers from the 34 states deemed high risk.
- President Trump is exploring the option of signing an executive order by the end of the week to prevent tenant evictions if a relief bill is not passed through Congress.
Latest Global Updates:
- Outside the US, the highest number of daily new cases are occurring in Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, India, Italy, France, Spain, Peru, and Iran. Several of these nations continue to institute regional lockdowns as community outbreaks spread.
- Russia announced on Monday that it plans to start producing a vaccine in September for mass vaccination in October.
- China: Tianjin-based CanSino Biologics is poised to launch a phase III COVID-19 vaccine trial. The company has received limited approval from the Chinese military and government to to begin inoculating soldiers and employees of state-owned firms ahead of its phase III trial results.
- COVID-19 cases in Latin America and the Caribbean have topped 5 million.
- El Salvador outlined a plan to reopen shopping, restaurants, and public transportation next month after months of strict lockdown.
- Bolivia announced an extension of its national quarantine measures through 31 August.
- Australian authorities in the state of Victoria have increased restrictions for the region including mandatory face coverings and an evening curfew in Melbourne from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am.
What we know:
- Nearly 19,000,000 confirmed cases worldwide
- 706,446 deaths
- Almost 12,000,000 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 under 450,000 confirmed cases to Brazil's 2,817,473. Concerns remain about second-wave outbreaks in Europe and Asia.
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