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(NEW YORK) – The global pandemic of a new coronavirus has now killed at least 10,524 people in the United States. So far, the US has the most cases, with more than 356,000 diagnosed with COVID-19, a disease caused by new breathing. viruses, according to data collected by the Center for System Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. More than 1.3 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with corona virus. The actual number is believed to be much higher due to lack of testing, many cases and unreported suspicion that some governments are hiding the scope of their country’s plague. More than 73,900 worldwide have died, according to Johns Hopkins University calculations. Italy has the highest death toll in the world – more than 16,500.Today’s biggest developments:-UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was transferred to intensive care – the state of New York reached a possible peak, the death rate reaching 4,758 – This will be a ‘peak week’ for parts of the US, official officials said. Here’s how the story develops today. All time in the East. 3:38 p .: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being taken into intensive careBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 55, who was hospitalized Sunday night after contracting a new corona virus, was treated intensively after his condition worsened on Monday afternoon, according to Downing Street. Johnson asked Dominic Raab, secretary of state for foreign affairs, to represent him when needed, Downing Street said. Earlier Monday, Johnson said he went to the hospital for “some routine tests” because his symptoms persisted. “I’m excited and stay in touch with my team, as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe,” tweeted Johnson. A spokesman for the prime minister’s office announced in a statement late Sunday that Johnson had a high fever and was being treated at a London hospital on the advice of his doctor, not in an emergency. “This is a preventative measure,” the spokesman said at the time, “when the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of the corona virus ten days after testing positive for the virus.”3:10 p.m .: Michigan is running out of personal protectionIn Michigan – one of the worst-hit states in the pandemic – health care workers are “running out of steam” on personal protective equipment (PPE), Governor Gretchen Whitmer warned. “Out. At the Henry Ford Health System, we have less than four days. And at the Detroit Medical Center, less than 10 days,” Whitmer said on Monday. “In all three health systems, there are less than three days until the face shields run out and less than six days until the surgical gown runs out. “He said that the data did not include personal donations directly to the hospital. Whitmer said state officials” did everything we could as a state level to secure more personal protective equipment. “He said FEMA has sent 400 ventilators, 2 million gloves and 1.1 million surgical masks, and plans to send 1 million more N95 masks this week.On Sunday, more than 15,000 tested positive and 617 died in Michigan, Ten percent of the state’s cases there are in three regions of the Detroit area.2:50 pm: New Jersey sees a decrease in the growth rate of new casesNew Jersey death toll from coronavirus has now risen to 1,003, Governor Phil Murphy said Monday. Garden State has a total of 41,090 people diagnosed with the virus. But Murphy tweeted, “we see DECLINE in the growth rate of new cases, from 24% daily on March 30, to around 12% today. “Our effort #FlattenTheCurve is STARTING PAYING,” he said. “Our task now is to continue leveling it to the point where our daily increase is ZERO.” Murphy emphasized, “if we follow our current practice, we can cross the top with a hospital bed that we are getting ready for.” But adding, “if we relax our social distance, our health care system will be flooded with FOUR TIMES waves. “It is not over – not with a long injection,” the governor warned. Murphy said he signed an executive order to allow retired public employees to return to work without affecting retirement status.2:27 p .: Governor Wis has postponed his own vote for Tuesday’s electionWisconsin Governor Tony Evers, a Democrat, signed an executive order Monday, postponing a direct vote for Tuesday’s election, a striking move after the governor refused to take unilateral action for weeks before the contest. The Evers order requests the transfer of people directly to June 9. This came after the Republican-controlled state legislature Monday morning, just after Evers, delayed the special session he called to make changes to the election. After Evers’ order, the top two Republicans, Wisconsin House Speaker Robin Vos and State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, said they “immediately challenged this executive order in the Wisconsin state supreme court.”1:26 pm: Louisiana deaths increase 38%In Louisiana, which was badly hit, deaths across the state jumped 38.3% over the weekend. Louisiana now has a total of 512 deaths, according to the state Department of Health. The number of COVID-19 cases diagnosed made a 44.3% jump over the weekend, now totaling 10,297 in the state. If they are hospitalized in Louisiana, 31.1% of patients use a ventilator, according to the Department of Health. Among the deaths related to the corona virus are baby girls born prematurely because their mothers use ventilators and need oxygen, Dr. William “Beau” Clark of the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office told ABC News. It was not clear if the baby was infected with the corona virus, said Dr. Clark Only two of the 64 parishes in Louisiana have zero confirmed cases. “It is very important that you avoid close contact with others,” New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell tweeted Monday. “This will bring all of us doing our part and become good neighbors to help level the curve and slow the spread,” Governor John Bel Edwards tweeted.12:32 p .: The death toll in the state of New York reaches 4,758In New York – the most severely affected state of the pandemic – the death toll has reached 4,758, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday, although he said the death rate had been “effectively flat for two days.” New York has the highest death toll in the US so far. More than 130,000 people in the state of New York have been diagnosed with the corona virus. Cuomo said the total number of hospitalizations, ICU admissions and daily intubation fell, which “suggested the possibility of leveling the curve.” While New York may have reached the peak of coronavirus infection, the governor added, what happens next “still depends on what we do.” If the state is flat, it is because of the social distance at work that it must continue, Cuomo said. Also, the country’s health care system is “at maximum capacity today,” according to the governor. “The staff could not work harder. And staying at this level is problematic. “” There is also a real danger of being overly confident. This is an enemy that we take for granted from day one and we have paid the price dearly, “Cuomo said. Schools and businesses that are not important will remain closed until April 29, Cuomo said. Cuomo gave a lecture to those who had gathered in the square and park in New York City. this weekend and said he increased the maximum fine to $ 1,000 for violating the social distance protocol. “Now is not the time to be negligent. That was a mistake, “said the governor.” If I can’t convince you to show discipline for yourself, “Cuomo said, then do it for others, like health workers who” risk their lives. “11:55 AM: 439 other deaths in the UK in 24 hoursAt least 5,373 patients in the UK had died of the corona virus on Sunday night. That marked an increase of 439 deaths in 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Care. More than 51,000 people in the UK have tested positive for COVID-19, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles, heir to the throne of Britain.11:43 am: The master is rescheduled for NovemberThe Masters plans to reschedule the April 2020 tournament for November 9-15. “We want to emphasize that our future plans depend on good advice and direction from health officials,” Fred Ridley, chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club, said in a statement. Monday. “As long as that happens and we can do the Masters 2020, we intend to invite professionals and amateurs who will be eligible for our original April date and welcome all existing ticket holders to enjoy the excitement of the Masters week.”9:48 am: Spain sees a decrease in infection rates in ‘almost all regions’New outbreaks of coronavirus in Spain appear to be slowing as the number of new infections drops in “almost all regions,” a health ministry official said. “The pandemic growth rate is declining in almost all regions,” Maria Jose Sierra, with the Spanish Health Ministry’s emergency committee, said at a virtual press conference Monday .ierra warned that it would take several days to “confirm this trend.” Data from Monday from the Spanish health ministry showed that 637 people died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours – the lowest daily rate, based on percentage, since early March – bringing the national death rate to 13,055. The country also reported 4,273 new cases, bringing the national total to 135,032. Spain has the second highest national count of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the world, behind the United States, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University .ierra said about 19,400 health workers in Spain had been infected with a new corona virus, accounting for nearly 15% of the total cases . Over the weekend, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that he would ask parliament to extend the state of state emergency by two more weeks, taking the lock on mobility until April 26. “Leveling the curve is our first goal. We are getting closer. But I ask everyone to sacrifice and fight, “Sanchez said in a speech broadcast on television. “The next goal is to reduce more infections until the number of new infectious diseases is lower than the number of people recovering every day.” Adm Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health at the US Department of Health and Human Services, warned Americans that this would be the “peak week” of a new corona virus outbreak for several states and cities. “For some parts of the country, especially New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Detroit, this week will be the peak week,” Giroir told ABC News head George Stephanopoulos in an interview Monday in Good Morning America. “This will be the peak of care. stay, the peak of the ICU week and, unfortunately, the peak week of death, “he added.” But that doesn’t mean we are during this week. There are other parts of the country that will peak a little later, like New Orleans. So we have to be very, very serious about what happens this week, next week, the following weeks – doing physical distance, wearing masks, that’s how we will defeat this virus. “Giroir, a doctor and key member of the White House coronavirus task force, said the country had” come a long way “in increasing its COVID-19 testing capacity.” Until yesterday we had conducted at least 1.67 million tests, and we didn’t even “Get information from all the tests that come from the laboratory. These are those in hospitals that don’t really report through the system,” he said. “We will do about one million tests this week, and that’s pretty much the test for people who really need it in the priority group – those who are hospitalized, health care workers, seniors. “Giroir said they were also working to increase the scale of serological tests, better known as antibody tests, which only required a drop of blood and sniffing out viral antibodies. cannot detect whether someone currently has a virus, but can find out whether they already have it or have been exposed to something a point in the past because their immune system has developed antibodies to fight it. “That is very important as we think about reopening the country and the economy,” Giroir said, “because if you have a virus and you have an immune response to it, you are most likely immune and safe from the virus.” Giroir said he was “very optimistic” that the country will soon have “tens of millions” of serological tests, potentially in May. “There are several that will go through the FDA now,” he added.6:42 am: Emergencies are seen in JapanJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he intended to declare a state of emergency related to the country’s new coronavirus outbreak amid a recent surge of infection. During Monday’s press conference, Abe said he made the final arrangements for the declaration and would announce it soon after Tuesday. The order will last for around a month and will apply to seven prefectures that include major cities like Tokyo, which have seen a surge in new infections in the past few days. The extent to which emergency measures are not fully known Monday, but the declaration will give the prefectural governor the power to ask people to stay at home. Local media reports say public transportation and supermarkets will remain open. On Monday, at least 3,654 people in Japan had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 85 of them had died, according to calculations kept by Johns Hopkins University. The Japanese government has recognized that the route of infection cannot be traced in an increasing number of cases. The US Embassy in Tokyo issued a stern warning to Americans in Japan on Friday, saying those who wanted to return must do so now or risk being stuck there “for an indefinite period of time. “” For US citizens who are now in Japan, if you plan to return to the United States, we recommend that you arrange an immediate departure. Failure to do so can mean living abroad indefinitely, “the embassy said in the warning. “Compared to the number of positive and hospitalized cases in the United States and Europe, the number of COVID-19 cases reported in Japan is still relatively low. The Japanese Government’s decision not to test broadly makes it difficult to accurately assess the prevalence of COVID-19. “3 am: Japanese US troops announce public health emergencyThe Commander of the Japanese United States Forces on Monday announced a public health emergency for the Kanto Plain “due to a continual increase” of new corona virus infections in Tokyo. Around the declaration, which will remain in effect until May 5, gave commanders the authority to enforce compliance with measures health protection for those who live and work in all US Army, Navy, Air and Sea installations and facilities located on the Kanto Plain, the largest lowland in Japan that covers more than half of the eastern Kanto region, including Tokyo. “Protecting the health and safety of all people associated with the Japanese US Forces is my number one priority,” Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, commander of the US Japanese Forces, said in a statement Monday. “I cannot stress enough the importance of personal responsibility at a time like this. Stopping the spread of COVID-19 requires the entire team – service members, civilians, families and our Japanese partners. “This announcement comes as the daily count of new COVID-19 cases in the Japanese capital has jumped in recent days, from 78 on March 31 to 143 on Sunday, according to data published on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government website. Last month, an active member of the Japanese Armed Forces tested positive for COVID 19. In total, 1,033 people have tested positive for the disease in Tokyo and 30 of them have died, according to the government website. Calculations carried out by Johns Hopkins University show Japan’s national count reached 3,654 diagnosed cases and 85 deaths. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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