Coronavirus latest: At least 121 test positive in UW frat outbreak

Coronavirus latest: At least 121 test positive in UW frat outbreak

A novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 530,000 people worldwide. More than 11.2 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks. The United States is the worst-affected country in the world, with more than 2.8 million diagnosed cases and at least 129,676 deaths. Here's how the news is developing today. Check back for updates. All times Eastern. The Los Angeles County Public Health department reported 7,232 new COVID-19 cases for the period of Thursday-Saturday over the July Fourth weekend. Friday marked the county's largest number of new cases in a single day at 3,187, officials said. As of Saturday there were 1,921 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in LA County, 28% of whom were in the ICU and 18% of whom were on ventilators. Officials reported 30 new deaths but said that figure was pending verification and was likely an undercount. 6:55 p.m.: Mississippi health dept. says uptick not tied to protests The Mississippi State Department of Health told ABC News that it has no evidence to support Gov. Tate Reeves' claim that the state's uptick in COVID-19 cases is related to last month’s protests. Reeves ...
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