Big Fall In New COVID Deaths And Infections In US

With infection rate falling in most states, the United States reported a drastic fall in the number of new coronavirus cases Sunday. After recording more than 50,000 infections daily for the fifth consecutive day, new cases sharply fell to 42,181, taking the country’s total to 5403361. This is the second lowest daily case in this month.

Likewise, for the last one week, more than 1000 people were dying from the viral disease in the U.S. On Sunday, the casualty rate came down to 616, nearly half of the casualties reported the previous day. The total death toll increased to 170052, as per Johns Hopkins University’s latest data. Florida, Texas and Louisiana led the rise in deaths.

Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its latest update that coronavirus infection rate in children in the country increased “steadily” from March to July.

With educational institutions across the country under pressure from President Donald Trump to reopen this fall, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reported four coronavirus clusters.

An Arizona school district reportedly suspended plans to reopen this week after more than 100 certified staff informed authorities that they will not return for duty over pandemic concerns.

Austin Beutner, Superintendent of Los Angeles Unified, said the second-largest school district in the U.S. plans to periodically test its students and employees for the coronavirus to determine when tuition inside classrooms can resume safely.

Following is the state-wise infection and casualty data of the hard-hit regions as per Johns Hopkins’ latest data.

New York (32840 deaths, 425508 infections), New Jersey (15912 deaths, 187455 infections), Michigan (6592 deaths, 102259 infections), Massachusetts (8838 deaths, 123593 infections), Louisiana (4507 deaths, 137918 infections), Illinois (7955 deaths, 207412 infections), Pennsylvania (7453 deaths, 129070 infections), California (11243 deaths, 623873 infections), Connecticut (4453 deaths, 50897 infections), Texas (10396 deaths, 555394 infections), Georgia (4702 deaths, 237030 infections), Virginia (2381 deaths, 106687 infections), Maryland (3639 deaths, 100212 infections), Florida (9452 deaths, 573416 infections), Indiana (3133 deaths, 80415 infections), Ohio (3826 deaths, 108287 infections), Colorado (1896 deaths, 53157 infections), Minnesota (1752 deaths, 65152 infections), Arizona (4506 deaths, 193597 infections) Washington (1781 deaths, 67461 infections), North Carolina (2347 deaths, 144952 infections), Mississippi (2084 deaths, 72136 infections), Tennessee (1366 deaths, 133708 infections), Alabama (1898 deaths and 108433 infections) South Carolina (2269 deaths, 106497 infections), Rhode Island (1021 deaths, 20335 infections) and Missouri (1383 deaths, 68196 infections).

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