Over 17.1 million individuals across the world have actually been identified with COVID-19, the illness triggered by the new breathing virus, according to data assembled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The real numbers are thought to be much higher due to evaluating shortages, lots of unreported cases and suspicions that some federal governments are minimizing the scope or concealing of their countries outbreaks.
The United States has ended up being the worst-affected country, with more than 4.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 151,451 deaths.
The unique coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 668,000 individuals worldwide.
Cuomo says tri-state quarantine wouldnt apply to NJ
Herman Cain passes away after fight with COVID-19
Here is how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Inspect back for updates.
2:45 p.m.: Brazils First Lady checks favorable
The First Lady of Brazil, in addition to a 5th member of President Jair Bolsonaros cabinet, have actually been identified with COVID-19, officials said Thursday, according to The Associated Press.
Brazil has the second-highest coronavirus cases and deaths worldwide, behind the U.S.
First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro appeared to be in great health, a statement stated, according to the AP.
The first verification that President Bolsonaro evaluated favorable for COVID-19 came on July 7. He had at least 4 favorable test results and then this Saturday he said he evaluated negative.
2:05 p.m.: Mount Everest to reopen for fall climbing season
Nepal will reopen Mount Everest to climbers for the September to November season, authorities stated Thursday, according to Reuters.
In this May 27, 2019, file photo, Mount Everest appears in the middle of the clouds.In this May 27, 2019, file picture, Mount Everest appears amidst the clouds. Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images, FILE
Nepal has actually experienced a consistent rise in COVID-19 cases, Reuters said. Climbers will need to comply with the governments health protocols, a tourism department authorities said, according to Reuters.
1:35 p.m.: Ohio drug store board withdraws hydroxychloroquine ban
Hydroxychloroquine, which has been utilized and applauded by President Donald Trump, had its emergency usage authorization to deal with COVID-19 revoked by the FDA in June.
” Therefore, I am asking the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to stop their brand-new guideline,” DeWine stated. “The Board of Pharmacy and the State Medical Board of Ohio should review the issue, listen to the finest medical science, and open the procedure up for comment and testimony from professionals.”
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks about his prepare for the coming year during an interview at the Governors Residence in Columbus, Ohio.Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine discusses his prepare for the coming year throughout an interview at the Governors Residence in Columbus, Ohio. John Minchillo/AP, FILE
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, informed ” Good Morning America” Tuesday, ” The overwhelming, dominating scientific trials that have taken a look at the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine have shown that it is not effective in coronavirus illness.”.
DeWine said in a declaration previously on Thursday, “I agree with the statement from Dr. Steven Hahn, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, that the choice about prescribing hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 needs to be in between a doctor and a patient.”
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy has withdrawn its new rule prohibiting the sale or distribution of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 after facing opposition from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, the Dayton Daily News reported Thursday.
1:15 p.m.: Cuomo states tri-state quarantine would not apply to NJ.
Camden and Mercer counties had not been on the hot spot list since April 13.
An outdoor dining location is seen as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following limitations imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on July 27, 2020, in New York.An outside dining area is viewed as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions enforced to slow the spread of coronavirus on July 27, 2020, in New York. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images.
Atlantic County, New Jersey, that includes Atlantic City, has likewise gone back to the list, last appearing on May 3.
New York City, New Jersey and Connecticuts travel advisory list uses to states with a seven-day average of favorable tests over 10% or number of positive cases surpassing 10 per 100,000 homeowners.
” Theyve been our neighbor all through this,” Cuomo said. “We are going to keep our fingers crossed and work with them to keep the numbers down.”.
Amongst the brand-new emerging locations are New Jerseys Camden County, located near Philadelphia, and Mercer County, which includes Princeton and Trenton, according to Thursdays “daily hot area triage” report distributed by the Department of Homeland Security.
Beachgoers take pleasure in the weather at Island Beach State Park in Berkeley Township, N.J., on July 27, 2020. Beachgoers enjoy the weather at Island Beach State Park in Berkeley Township, N.J., on July 27, 2020. Theo Wargo/Getty Images.
As coronavirus cases rise in New Jersey, it is possible the Garden State might soon mathematically be contributed to its own tri-state travel advisory. But New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated Thursday there will be no blockade from New Jersey.
” I dont know how you could quarantine New Jersey,” Cuomo stated on a conference call.
12:20 p.m.: DC public schools to hold all classes online.
Over 12,000 individuals in D.C. have actually been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to city information.
All Washington, D.C., public school students will discover by 100% virtual classes from Aug. 31 to Nov. 6, Mayor Muriel Bowser said Thursday.
Earlier this week, D.C. was contributed to New Yorks travel advisory list, meaning D.C.s seven-day average of positive tests was over 10% or the districts number of positive cases surpassed 10 per 100,000 locals.
11:17 a.m.: Florida reports 3rd consecutive day of record deaths.
Five counties– Jackson, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee and Putnam– had no readily available ICU beds, according to the firm.
These numbers are anticipated to fluctuate throughout the day as hospitals and medical centers provide updates.
For the third day in a row, a new record-high variety of deaths were reported in hard-hit Florida, according to the states Department of Health.
In the last 24 hours, 253 new deaths were reported, the department said.
Since Thursday morning, 16.5% of Floridas adult ICU beds were offered, according to the states Agency for Healthcare Administration;.
Individuals relax on the beach in Miami Beach, Fla., on July 28, 2020, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.People relax on the beach in Miami Beach, Fla., on July 28, 2020, amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Chandan Khanna/AFP through Getty Images.
10:40 a.m.: Herman Cain passes away after fight with COVID-19.
Previous Republican presidential prospect Herman Cain has died at the age of 74, according to a post on his personal website, nearly one month after his coronavirus diagnosis was announced.
In this June 20, 2014, file photo, Herman Cain speaks throughout Faith and Freedom Coalitions Road to Majority event in Washington.In this June 20, 2014, file photo, Herman Cain speaks throughout Faith and Freedom Coalitions Road to Majority event in Washington. Molly Riley/AP, FILE.
In this Dec. 2, 2011, file picture, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain talks to fans at The Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek, in Rock Hill, S.C.In this Dec. 2, 2011, file image, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain talks to fans at The Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek, in Rock Hill, S.C. Richard Shiro/AP, FILE.
Cain, a Black Voices for Trump co-chair, participated in President Donald Trumps June 20 rally in Tulsa. Cain was photographed inside the arena without sitting and using a mask in close proximity to others.
The business owner and radio talk program host campaigned for the Republican nomination in 2012.
A source close to the White House also validated his death to ABC News.
” The physicians state his other organs and systems are strong,” the representative added.
Cains hospitalization was revealed on July 2.
A spokesperson for Cain said on Monday that he remained hospitalized and was being treated with oxygen for his lungs.
In this Feb. 9, 2012, file image, Herman Cain speaks at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC.In this Feb. 9, 2012, file image, Herman Cain speaks at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC. Chris Maddaloni/CQ-Roll Call through Getty Images, FILE.
10 a.m.: 33% increase in cases among Tennessees kids.
Tennessee has actually experienced a 33% dive in coronavirus cases among kids in the last 10 days, ABC Memphis affiliate WATN reported.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said at a press conference Tuesday that resuming schools for in-classroom learning is the “best choice” and “prepared delays must be scheduled for the most extreme scenarios,” The Tennesseean reported.
And in some parts of rural west Tennessee, cases amongst kids have actually risen by more than 100%, WATN reported.
9:10 a.m.: NJ sees 112% increase in cases, deaths double in Atlanta location.
Beachgoers delight in the weather at Island Beach State Park in Berkeley Township, N.J., on July 27, 2020. Beachgoers enjoy the weather condition at Island Beach State Park in Berkeley Township, N.J., on July 27, 2020. Theo Wargo/Getty Images.
Georgia Emergency Management Agency staff members Mike Engleking inspects a space at a 120-bed Alternate Care Facility for coronavirus clients, inside the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, July 24, 2020. Georgia Emergency Management Agency employees Mike Engleking checks a room at a 120-bed Alternate Care Facility for coronavirus patients, inside the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, July 24, 2020. Erik S Lesser/EPA by means of Shutterstock.
An internal FEMA memo acquired by ABC News highlights a surge in New Jersey and a doubling death toll in the Atlanta area.
In Alabama, new cases are increasing despite a 28.3% decrease in new tests administered, the memo stated.
The Roxbury 10U Baseball group hosts groups during the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripkin District 7 competition, July 21, 2020, in Succasunna, N.J. Baseball has resumed as difficult hit New Jersey relieves sports limitations under Governor Phil Murphys Executive order no. 163. The Roxbury 10U Baseball team hosts groups throughout the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripkin District 7 competition, July 21, 2020, in Succasunna, N.J. Baseball has actually resumed as tough hit New Jersey reduces sports constraints under Governor Phil Murphys Executive order no. 163. Theo Wargo/Getty Images.
Individuals under the age of 30 comprised 40% of those new cases, the memo said.
And in neighboring Connecticut, 943 brand-new cases were reported for the week ending July 27– a 77.9% increase from the week prior.
New Jersey saw 2,066 new coronavirus cases in the recently (ending July 27)– a 112% boost from the week prior, the memo stated.
As of Monday, just 12% of Alabamas ICU beds were available. A record high number of ICU beds were filled, with 496 COVID-19 patients in intensive care units.
Beach town Long Beach Island reported 35 cases linked to social gatherings among lifeguards, the memo said.
In some parts of Georgia, some patients were required to wait in ambulances since of the rise in COVID-19 patients, the memo said.
In Georgia, the number of brand-new COVID-19 deaths in the last week nearly doubled in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs location. The week ending July 20 saw 71 deaths while the week ending July 27 brought 139 deaths, the memo said.
4:46 a.m.: Dispatchers stop asking 911 callers about COVID-19 symptoms, raising issues for firemens.
“The occurrence of COVID-19 is high in the Houston location and COVID-19 can not be ruled out in the field nor properly screened through OEC. In the best interest of HFD members health and wellness, all clients and addresses should be thought about as possible COVID-19 positive locations and patients.
Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena said the modification is an admission of the widespread nature of the virus in the city and out of issue that callers were not constantly providing real info.
The change is the second in current weeks affecting COVID-19 info in dispatch. Earlier in July, the department stopped logging addresses of COVID-19 positive clients in the city-wide dispatch system. Chief Pena says that was taking excessive time to go into thousands of cases in an old system one by one.
Callers to 911 in Houston will no longer be asked if they are experiencing COVID-like signs, changing a months-long practice to pass on the details to very first responders. Firefighters are now told to deal with every call as if the patient or home is COVID-positive.
” Less details to the guys and females on the cutting edge reacting to calls threatens to firefighters, paramedics and people of Houston,” Lancton said.
Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association president Marty Lancton told ABC13 he cant comprehend why the department would want less information for firemens rather of more.
For months, Pena pleaded with the general public to provide truthful answers to protect firefighters, who have actually sustained large numbers of COVID-forced quarantines.
The change was announced on the very same day the Houston Fire Department attended a funeral service for Captain Leroy Lucio, Houstons first firefighter to pass away from COVID-19.
3:23 a.m.: Global verified cases of COVID-19 go beyond 17 million.
The global tally surpassed 15 million just eight days earlier on July 22. Just four days later on July 26, the 16 million mark was reached.
Globally, there are now more than 17 million validated cases of COVID-19, per John Hopkins University tally.
The present number now stands at 17,031,281 however the actual numbers are thought to be much greater due to checking shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or minimizing the scope of their countries break outs.
2:38 a.m.: Governor DeSantis extends expulsion and foreclosure moratorium up until Sept. 1.
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State Rep. Ana Eskamani, D-Orlando, tweeted the news saying: “BREAKING– Eviction and foreclosure moratorium has actually been extended for another month.”.
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The restriction was at first set to end on Aug. 1 but the governor extended it for the 3rd time in 3 months after the moratorium started in April.
Floridas guv Ron DeSantis has actually extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until Sept. 1.
2:11 a.m.: Florida to pause COVID testing due to tropical weather.
Prospective Tropical Cyclone Nine is anticipated to effect Florida with heavy rains and strong winds getting here to South Florida as early as Friday. The sites will stay closed until they are safe to resume, with all sites expected to be resumed at the current by 8 a.m., Wednesday, August 5.
Free COVID-19 testing remains offered through local County Health Departments.
( FILES) In this file picture taken on July 22, 2020 medical workers perform coronavirus screening at a “walk-in” and “drive-through” site in Miami Beach, Florida.
Testing sites are liquidating of an abundance of caution to keep individuals operating and attending the websites safe. All sites have totally free standing structures consisting of camping tents and other devices, which can not stand up to tropical storm force winds, and might cause damage to people and residential or commercial property if not protected.
( FILES) In this file image taken on July 22, 2020 medical workers perform coronavirus screening at a “walk-in” and “drive-through” website in Miami Beach, Florida.( FILES) In this file picture taken on July 22, 2020 medical personnel perform coronavirus testing at a “walk-in” and “drive-through” site in Miami Beach, Florida.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced that all state-supported drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing websites will temporarily close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, in anticipation of effects from Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine.
The Roxbury 10U Baseball group hosts groups throughout the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripkin District 7 tournament, July 21, 2020, in Succasunna, N.J. Baseball has actually resumed as difficult hit New Jersey alleviates sports limitations under Governor Phil Murphys Executive order no. 163. The Roxbury 10U Baseball group hosts groups during the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripkin District 7 competition, July 21, 2020, in Succasunna, N.J. Baseball has actually resumed as tough hit New Jersey eases sports restrictions under Governor Phil Murphys Executive order no. 163. Earlier in July, the department stopped logging addresses of COVID-19 positive clients in the city-wide dispatch system. Chief Pena says that was taking too much time to go into thousands of cases in an old system one by one.
ABC News Dee Carden, Will Gretsky, Rashid Haddou, Ahmad Hemingway, Aaron Katersky, Josh Margolin, Tom Shine, Christine Theodorou and Scott Withers added to this report.