Coronavirus Live Blog 6.30.2020

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Total Confirmed 9,859,738
Confirmed Cases by Country/Region/Sovereignty
2,483,516 US
1,274,974 Brazil
626,779 Russia
508,953 India
311,727 United Kingdom
272,364 Peru
267,766 Chile

Fauci warns latest outbreaks could spread widely

The Latest: Fauci: US could reach 100,000 new cases a day

“I am quite concerned about what we are seeing evolve in four states,” Anthony Fauci told the Senate health panel, without naming the states. 

Harvard analysis: Only 17 states and Washington, DC meeting coronavirus testing targets

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic People Can Still Develop Lung Damage

We opened up a month too early’: Vaccine expert urges Houstonians to heed red alert threat level

Federal courts in Houston, Galveston close amid surge in COVID-19 cases

“Pushing, yelling, ZERO social distancing enforced,” one Houston resident wrote on Twitter. Two testing sites at Houston stadiums reached capacity just hours after opening on Saturday, according to the local health department. The city’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, has said that intensive care units there are nearly at capacity.

Houston hospitals hit 100% base ICU capacity. Then they stopped reporting data.

Houston: Judge Lina Hidalgo in isolation after potential exposure

Houston; Choir of more than 100 people perform without masks at Pence event 

Dallas County records 496 coronavirus cases, a new one-day high, and 10 deaths 

Dallas: Multiple Rangers employees test positive for COVID-19, others reportedly ‘terrified’ to work at Globe Life Field According to an ESPN report, employees have felt pressured to work from Globe Life Field offices.

Dallas retailers pushed for new mask mandate

200 Florida doctors sign open letter to Mayor Lenny Curry calling RNC hosting ‘medically disrespectful to citizens’

FL again sets a new case record with 9500 cases in one day

Florida adds another 8,530 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Miami-Dade hits single-day high

Miami – Dade closes all beaches over 4th of July week

240 virus cases at FL nursing home


Arizona hospitals at capacity, activate surge plans

Do Cry for Those in Arizona: What Happens When Politicians Disregard Health Care and Public Health Professionals During a Pandemic

‘I didn’t take this seriously’: Tempe man with COVID-19 says he regrets sharing drinks in bar

Coronavirus updates: Newsom orders 7 counties to immediately close bars 
Hugo’s Tacos closes in Studio City and Atwater Village, citing ‘constant conflicts’ with guests over masks 
Los Angeles nurses stage 10 day strike over working conditions during pandemic
‘The miracle is over’: UCSF doctor on what went wrong in California 
July 4 weekend shaping up to be critical test for California amid surge of coronavirus cases 
All L.A. County beaches closed for July 4th weekend as coronavirus cases skyrocket
A hypervigilant mom followed every health guideline. She still caught the coronavirus.
No protest related covid uptick in NYC
Cuomo: NY employees who travel to COVID hot spots ineligible for paid sick leave
N.Y. considers quarantine travel restrictions for 8 more states, including California
Springfield MO; Recent COVID-19 cases visited local Sam’s Club, Walmart, tanning salon without masks 
MN hospitalization and new case numbers continue to trend down.
France reports more than 1,500 new coronavirus cases, a first since end-May
Spain maintains ban on cruise ships even as tourism sector reopens
Mexican health ministry confirms 4,410 new coronavirus cases, 602 deaths 
Parts Of Myanmar Unaware Of COVID-19 Due To Internet Ban, Rights Advocates Say 
China sees uptick in new COVID-19 cases, including 17 in Beijing 
Beijing ramps up testing, tests 1/3 of the city 
Coronavirus cases in India cross 500,000 as big cities reel from surge 
Venezuela is a health ‘time bomb,’ Colombian president says
People from Wuhan talk about what the lockdown was like
UK beach full of trash after crowds swarm beaches during heat wave. Locals worry about covid uptick.
Michael Hudson on Coronavirus and Debt Winners and Losers
Why Reopening Isn’t Enough To Save The Economy 
Weak demand prompts Macy’s to cut 3,900 jobs in push to save cash 
United Airlines to resume China flights in July
Hold your breath if someone is too close, hum and breathe through your nose 
Researchers discover how covid replicates in the body
What We Know — And What We Don’t — About ‘Asymptomatic COVID-19’
Screen survivors of Covid-19 for PTSD, say mental health experts
Vice President Mike Pence meanwhile has postponed appearances that were planned in Arizona and Florida this coming week “out of an abundance of caution” due to the virus spikes in those states, an official with President Donald Trump’s campaign said Saturday.
Trump Campaign Postpones Pence Events In Arizona And Florida After Coronavirus Spikes 
Courting religious voters, the president fought for churches to open up quickly after the shutdowns. The consequences include coronavirus clusters tied to churches.
‘Fox & Friends’ host urges Trump to wear a mask: ‘Masks Are Great Again
Racist who refused to wear a mask in a Lyft threatened to crush his gay driver’s skull 

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