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Interfor International – COVID-19 Update – June 26

Interfor’s COVID-19 Updates – June 26, 2020

Latest numbers (as of 9am est):

Total Reported Cases: 9,742,302 (2,505,196 in United States)

Total Deaths: 492,475 (126,798 in United States) 

NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS 

United States

  • The CDC reports that actual COVID-19 cases in the United States may be 10 times higher than diagnosed ones. 
  • The US set a daily record with 40,401 new COVID-19 cases, surpassing the previous record set in April.
  • The Federal Reserve announced it will require banks to halve dividends and suspend buybacks in order to maintain sufficient reserves to continue lending. 
  • Arizona’s governor said the state’s reopening plans are now “on pause” due to a major spike in coronavirus cases.
  • Hawaii will ease its mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers starting August 1. Instead, visitors can avoid quarantine if they test negative for coronavirus within 72 hours of arrival. 
  • Texas’s Governor Abbott said he will pause further reopening phases due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. 
  • California’s governor said state hospitals have seen a 32% increase in coronavirus patients over the past 14-days. He added that If COVID-19 patients begin to strain hospital resources, he plans to pull back the state’s reopening.
  • The CDC said the coronavirus pandemic has moved into younger populations across much of the US, a change that could mean less serious illnesses and lower rates of death.

International  

  • Mexico’s Finance Minister Arturo Herrera tested positive for coronavirus and will self-quarantine.
  • Iraq reported its highest daily number of cases and fatalities since the pandemic began, with 2,437 new coronavirus cases and 107 deaths.
  • Portugal’s Prime Minister said he will reinstate coronavirus stay at home orders for several areas of Lisbon, as local authorities fight a surge in COVID-19 infections in the city’s outskirts.
  • Brazil’s health ministry announced plans to expand coronavirus testing, with the delivery of 46.5 million tests to the public health system by the end of the year.
  • Officials in India’s capital, New Delhi, plan to test all of the city’s 29 million residents for coronavirus as the nationwide caseload surged towards 500,000.
  • The WHO said Europe had a resurgence in weekly coronavirus cases for the “first time in months,” after restrictions were eased in many countries.

RECOMMENDATIONS/OBSERVATIONS

  • As lockdowns ease around the world, Interfor recommends becoming well acquainted with national and local directives, and continues to urge the observance of social distancing measures where possible. In the US, although many states are proceeding with plans to reopen, there is clear evidence cases are rising. 
  • Interfor recommends wearing a mask when in public.

WARNING:  Be sure to vet ALL information and rumors.

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