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Coronavirus cases across the globe are - sadly - absolutely soaring.
CNN reported today that The United States has broken yet another record; this time for surpassing 50,000 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. This record number of cases comes as multiple areas across the United States are re-imposing several lockdown measures, including 19 counties here in California. Governor Newsom of California prepared a list of rollbacks, including orders which explain that certain counties must revert to take-out only options for restaurants and the closing of bars, among other cautious measures imposed to help slow the spread of the disease.
As an article on CNN explains,
"It took a little more than two months for the US to record its first 50,000 coronavirus cases. Now it has seen that many cases reported in a single day.
On Wednesday, 50,203 new coronavirus cases were reported -- a record for one day, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Wednesday's total eclipses the previous high of new cases reached on June 26, when 45,255 new coronavirus cases were reported across the US.
There have been more than 2,685,000 cases of coronavirus in the country, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 128,000 people have died."
Additionally, CNN reported on Wednesday some sobering numbers in other parts of the globe, including Australia and South America. In regards to South America, the network reported that, "The number of coronavirus deaths in Brazil surpassed 60,000 on Wednesday, according to the country's health ministry" and that, "Colombia surpassed 100,000 cases of novel coronavirus Wednesday, according to the country's health ministry."
And in regards to Australia, CNN reported that, "The Australian state of Victoria recorded 77 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, its 17th consecutive day of double-digit growth in new infections.
The majority of the cases detected on Wednesday were in the 10 "hot zone" suburbs around Melbourne, where 300,000 people have been ordered to stay at home, Victoria's Chief Medical Officer Brett Sutton said Thursday."
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