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Interfor International – Covid-19 Update – July 17

Interfor’s Covid-19 Updates – July 17, 2020

Latest numbers (as of 9am est):

Total Reported Cases: 13,983,595 (3,697,318 in United States)

Total Deaths: 593,483(141,143 in United States) 

NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS 

United States

  • The United States posted a record number of new coronavirus cases in one day with 76,500 on Thursday.
  • Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia announced he was suspending all local mask mandates. He filed a lawsuit challenging the authority of leaders in Atlanta to require masks in the city.
  • The CDC has extended its ban on cruise ships from US ports until September 30, citing ongoing coronavirus outbreaks on ships.
  • The Arizona Department of Health Services will bring in nearly 600 critical care and medical-surgical nurses from out of state to help in hospitals
  • New York’s Governor Cuomo said the state will start enforcing a “three strikes and you’re closed” policy for New York City restaurants and bars that serve alcohol and fail to comply with social distancing regulations.
  • South Carolina reported its highest Covid-19-related deaths in a single day with 69 confirmed and three probable.
  • Los Angeles reported 4,592 new Covid-19 cases today, the largest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic.
  • Miami’s mayor said hospitals in the city have reached 95% capacity due to the growing Covid-19 cases.
  • Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt tested positive for coronavirus.  He remains opposed to mask requirements.

International  

  • The Australian state of Victoria suffered its worst day since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, with 317 new cases reported in a 24-hour period.
  • Spain recorded 580 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number since May 10.
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce more than £3 billion in additional funding for the country’s National Health Service, ahead of a feared second wave of coronavirus.
  • France’s Prime Minister said it will be mandatory to wear masks in indoor public places starting next week.
  • Israel has re-imposed lockdown measures following a second surge in coronavirus cases. Restaurants will return to pick up and delivery only, and shops and gyms will be closed.
  • India resumed international flights into the country, despite recording more than 1 million coronavirus cases and imposing local lockdowns in multiple states. 

RECOMMENDATIONS/OBSERVATIONS

  • Lockdown and social distancing restrictions are being re-implemented around the world. Be sure to stay informed about guidelines in your area. 
  • Wear a mask. There is no downside and projected deaths in the United States are considerably lower if the populace wears masks, according to several studies. 

WARNING:  Be sure to vet ALL information and rumors.

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