(NEW YORK) -- Here's the latest information on the COVID-19 coronavirus as of 9:45 a.m. ET.
Latest reported numbers globally per Johns Hopkins University
Global diagnosed cases: 1,362,936
Global deaths: 76,373. Italy has the most deaths of any single country, with 16,523.
Number of countries/regions: at least 184
Total patients recovered globally: 291,991
Latest reported numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 368,449 diagnosed cases in 50 states the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. This is more than in any other country.
U.S. deaths: at least 10,783. New York City has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 3,485.
U.S. total patients recovered: 19,919
The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in New York, with 134,830 confirmed cases out of a total state population of 19.5 million. That is the most reported cases than in any other single region in the world. The province of Hubei, China, is next, with 67,803 confirmed cases out of a total population of 58.5 million.
Latest reported deaths per state
Visit https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html for the latest numbers.
For a state-by-state interactive map of current school closures, please visit the Education Week website, where numbers are updated once daily.
There are 98,277 public schools and 34,576 private schools in the U.S., according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Those schools educate almost 50.8 million public school students and 5.8 million private school students.
The latest headlines
UK PM Boris Johnson remains in intensive care with COVID-19
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized on Sunday with COVID-19, remains in intensive care after being transferred there Monday when his condition deteriorated. Johnson, 55, was transferred to intensive care in the event his condition required him to be placed on a ventilator. However, a British government spokesperson said Tuesday that hasn't become necessary, through Johnson was given oxygen overnight. Johnson assured everyone Monday that his situation wasn't critical and tweeted, "I’m in good spirits and keeping in touch with my team, as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe." Even so, provisions have been made for a transfer of power should Johnson's illness render him unable to carry out his duties as PM. The UK currently has 52,301 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 5,373 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
3M/Trump administration announce plan to import 166.5 million N95 masks
3M and the Trump Administration are announcing a plan to import 166.5 million respirators over the next three months “primarily from its manufacturing facility in China” to support healthcare workers in the United States, according to a press release from 3M. The company and the administration “worked together to ensure that this plan does not create further humanitarian implications for countries currently fighting the COVID-19 outbreak, and committed to further collaborate to fight price gouging and counterfeiting,” the release declares, adding that the importation will begin sometime this month.
South Carolina governor issues stay-at-home order, last state east of Mississippi River to do so
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster on Monday issued a state-at-home order to residents, the last state east of the Mississippi River to issue such an order. McMaster had been under increasing pressure from parties who urged him to issue the order, but he insisted state law didn’t give him the legal authority to do so. The order asks residents to limit trips to only those that are essential. South Carolina currently has 2,232 confirmed COVID-19 cases, a number that state health officials expect to exceed 8,000 over the next 30 days. According to the Charleston Post and Courier, South Carolina is now the 42nd state to issue a stay-at-home order to residents. The order takes effect at 5:00 p.m. today.
Wisconsin polling places will open today, despite governor’s plea
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Monday denounced the state Supreme Court’s decision to allow public polling places to open on Tuesday for the state’s primary amid the COVID-19 pandemic, WISN Milwaukee reports. Evers on Monday issued an executive order delaying the primary until June 9, but the state Supreme Court in turn granted a Republican-filed motion granting an emergency restraining order, setting aside Evers’ order and ruling the governor lacked the authority to issue such an order. "[T]omorrow in Wisconsin, thousands will wake up and have to choose between exercising their right to vote and staying healthy and safe," Evers said Monday, in part.
The Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy have been deemed "essential workers"
If your kids are worried that the COVID-19 pandemic means that they won't get their annual visit from the Easter Bunny, tell them not to fret. Because the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy work hard to bring cheer to children all over the globe, they've been deemed "essential workers" – at least in New Zealand, where Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the proclamation on Monday, allowing both to carry on their highly respected duties uninterrupted by coronavirus protocols. However, she did warn that due to the extreme circumstances affecting the globe, both the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny might be "quite busy at home with their family," thereby giving parents some cover if they’re a bit tardy with the change under a pillow, or can’t visit the store for chocolate eggs.
Olympic swimmer trains in quarantine with inflatable pool
Don’t try blaming your lack of home workout equipment for your lack of exercise during COVID-19 lockdown. At least, don’t try it around Sharon van Rouwendaal. The 26-year-old, Olympic gold-medal-winning swimmer posted a video on her Instagram showing how she’s managing to get in her laps at home. All you need is an inflatable backyard pool – the one van Rouwendaal uses appears to be about eight feet in diameter and maybe two feet deep. A long elastic tether is attached to her waist, with the other end anchored to something off-camera, allowing van Rouwendaal to swim face-down in the confined pool against the cord’s resistance, without bumping into the sides. She’s also posted a video of her demonstrating a non-swimming home workout circuit using minimal equipment.
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