This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots… Just the facts… for September 23rd, 2020.
As the death count in the United States surpasses the 200,000 mark, an Axios/Ipsos poll shows 60% of Americans say they will not take a vaccine when one becomes available. That figure is up from 53% in August. Most said they’d wait a few months or never get one at all.
For whatever reason, younger women appear to be bearing the brunt of the UK’s second wave based on hospital admissions. That metric shows a substantial rise in women 20 to 40 admitted for serious infections since the beginning of August.
In Greece, judicial authorities were instructed to prosecute anti-mask activists, and engage fast-tracked trials and penalties with convictions of up to a year in prison. The infection rate there actually remains lower than most other EU member nations.
In America, the Veterans’ Administration has gone from seeing a steady decline in new cases over 9 weeks to a 7% spike across its health system. Active cases are still less than half of what they were July 20. But there were 189 new cases over the weekend.
Tommy DeVito, one of the original members of The Four Seasons, has died from coronavirus. He was at a Las Vegas area hospital, where he was admitted after contracting COVID-19.
The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Woodward, OK moves to #1. Then Emmons, ND. New on the list, Anderson, TX. Rosebud, MT. Also new are Edwards, TX, Cheyenne, KS, Frio, TX, and Lavaca, TX. Pawnee, KS is back in the top 10. Then Lincoln, AR.
There are 2,546,356 active cases in the United States. The current Top 10 states by number of active cases: Florida, California, Georgia, Arizona, Virginia, Maryland, Missouri, Texas, Alabama, and South Carolina.
The five states with the most daily new cases per capita over 7 days are North Dakota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
The retransmission rate is currently fastest in Wisconsin, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Utah, and Rhode Island. While the lowest retransmission is found in Mississippi, Hawaii, California, South Carolina, and Ohio.
There’ve been a total 200,724 deaths in the US reported as COVID-related, with a current national fatality rate of 2.95%.
The states with the most new deaths reported as COVID-related: California 124. Texas 107. Florida 97. Georgia 73. Missouri 49. North Carolina and Virginia 39. Mississippi 36. South Carolina 31. And Illinois 29.
Globally, there are 7,405,932 active cases.
There are 252,120 new cases around the world in the last 24 hours, against a high of 312,135 on September 11th.
The five countries with the most new cases: India 80,391. United States 35,696. Brazil 35,252. Argentina 12,027. Spain 10,799.
There have been 966,988 deaths worldwide. Down 15% over 14 days.
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