Last minute Coronavirus United States | The pandemic of COVID-19 continues to expand around the world and the figures for infections and deaths in the country under the command of Donald Trump continue to increase.
Until this Thursday, May 21, the death toll from coronavirus it increased to 94,702 and the positive cases increased to 1,577,140, according to official figures.
|UPDATED CORONAVIRUS FIGURE IN THE UNITED STATES|
|Infected: 1 577 140|
|UPDATED NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUSES IN THE WORLD|
|Infected: 5 101 967|
|Recovered: 1 948 686|
Latest Coronavirus News in the United States today May 21
21:46 Fauci instructs Americans to go outside with masks and social distance
The leading infectious disease expert in the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci shared words of encouragement during a forum hosted by CNN, ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
“Get out, wear a mask, stay six feet away from anyone for physical distance, and get out. (…) As long as you are not in the crowd and you are not in a situation where you can physically transmit the virus, and that is what the mask is for, and that is with physical distance, “said Fauci.
21:14 USA reports 1,255 new deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours
In the past 24 hours, the United States recorded 1,255 deaths from coronavirus, reaching a total of 94,661 since the start of the pandemic, according to the AFP agency.
20:40 Seven states register the greatest increase in COVID-19 infections in the last 14 days
Seven states of the American Union show the highest growth in the cases of the new coronavirus reported in the last 14 days, among other reasons, because they have increased their ability to test, according to The New York Times.
The states are Virginia (34,137 new cases), North Carolina (20,900), Minnesota (18,209), Alabama (13,288), Arkansas (5,458), North Dakota (2,229), and Maine (1,877).
20:20 About 39 million people have applied for unemployment benefits in the US.
Nearly 2.4 million new people have applied for the United States unemployment benefit, bringing the total number to nearly 39 million unemployed since the last nine weeks, despite the fact that the number of new unemployed has been decreasing , after reaching its peak in April.
19:45 Puerto Rico will resume its activities next week
Puerto Rico will begin the cautious reopening of its beaches, restaurants, churches, beauty salons and retail stores starting next week, using new and strict prevention measures, according to Governor Wanda Vázquez.
19:15 Increased evidence in New York indicates that low-income people are the most affected
In New York, according to the director of the centers where the COVID-19 tests are carried out, the figures indicate that, out of 8,000 tests carried out in recent days, poor areas have 10% more cases than higher-income areas .
Doctors working in Hispanic areas indicate that this incidence is due to other health problems, which would make them more vulnerable to the disease. Also, it would be a social problem, since these populations occupy very small spaces.
18:30 The Senate gets ready for a week off without voting for new economic relief
Even though the death toll from COVID-19 is approaching 100,000 and there are more than 30 million unemployed, the Senate will take a week-long break on Memorial Day without voting for new economic relief during the pandemic, as indicated by the AP agency.
It’s unfathomable that the Senate is set to go on recess without considering any additional # COVID19 Assistance for the American people. Anyone who thinks now is the time to go on recess hasn’t been listening. Coloradans and Americans alike have sacrificed and are hurting.
– Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) May 20, 2020
17:45 Harvard studies in monkeys show first evidence of immunity to reinfection
Two studies in monkeys showed some of the first scientific evidence that surviving the coronavirus would develop immunity to possible reinfection, according to statements by Harvard researchers.
17:15 Donald Trump refuses to wear a mask in front of the cameras on a trip to the Ford factory
During a visit to the state of Michigan, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, refused to put face masks in front of the cameras, on his way to the Ford manufacturing plant. State authorities were displeased with the gesture, which they considered “transmitting the worst possible message.”
17:00 Trump announces new goal for the United States amid the pandemic
“Today I am declaring a simple but vital metal nationwide: The United States will become the best pharmacy and medical supplies company in the world,” said the American president.
“Today, I am declaring a simple but vital national goal: The United States will be the world’s premiere pharmacy, drugstore, and medical manufacturer.” pic.twitter.com/3pybStvZJy
– The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 21, 2020
4:45 pm Elizabeth Warren reiterates the importance of approving virtual voting
The North American senator considered that it is vital that the vote of all citizens be valid and, for this, it is necessary to implement a measure that allows this to happen. He stated that it is necessary to “protect democracy in times of crisis”.
The need to pass vote-by-mail and in-person voting protections in Congress is critical.
But this fight will also come down to the states — and whether elected officials step up to protect our democracy during this crisis.
Check our state-by-state guide to learn how you can help: https://t.co/u7jV8g0llB
– Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) May 21, 2020
16:30 Trump highlights the work of the Ford company in the construction of fans
“A month ago Ford had not built a single fan and is now a world leader. He adapted the designs of the company he had built to build a quality fan. And very soon it will create one for every minute, which is a great goal, “said the president.
16:15 Alabama registers 13,119 cases of coronavirus in all the territory
So far, the aforementioned state has reported 529 deaths from a universe of 172,934 people that have been evaluated. In addition, the authorities reported that the hospitalized patients number 1,538.
16:00 Journalists question Trump for not wearing face masks amid pandemic
“I did use one, I had a set before. But I didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it. I had one in the back area. I had a choice to make and decided not to use it, “said the president to these questions.
REPORTER: Why aren’t you wearing a mask?
TRUMP: “I did wear … I had one on before in this back area, but I didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it. But, no, where I had it I did put a mask on. ”
He then hands a mask to a reporter
“Here’s another one.” pic.twitter.com/X69PAzeZLn
– Zach Purser Brown (@zachjourno) May 21, 2020
15:42 Almost 39 million people lose their job in the United States
On Thursday, May 21, the United States reached 38.6 million applications for unemployment benefits. This figure is the one accumulated since mid-March, when the coronavirus pandemic gained strength in the country. The Department of Labor also pointed out that another 2.43 million people took out unemployment insurance during the week of May 10 to 16.
15:19 WHO reveals new symptoms of coronavirus
The World Health Organization (WHO) included two new symptoms of coronavirus, through its website. According to the institution, the difficulty to speak and move are new symptoms that have been detected in relation to the disease. Other more common symptoms point to a sore throat, headache, fever, and tiredness.
15:00 Governor of New Jersey reports 98 new deaths from coronavirus
Phli Murphy shared the latest figures on the progress of COVID-19 in the aforementioned state on his social networks and reiterated that “no one should be seen as just another statistic.” So far, the deaths from this disease have already exceeded 10,000.
Sadly, we’ve lost another 98 members of our New Jersey family to # COVID19 related complications, bringing our statewide total to 10,843.
No one in this pandemic should ever be seen as just a statistic. These are people. They were our friends and neighbors. They were our family. pic.twitter.com/6weCimcKfy
– Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) May 21, 2020
14:45 Baltimore Governor asks Trump to cancel his visit to the city he represents
Jack Young strongly asked the president to respect the order of social isolation that still prevails in this region. The local authority used their social networks to call for reflection and require that this visit be suspended.
14:30 Oxford Economics predicts Trump’s “historic defeat” due to coronavirus
According to this information, the current president of the United States would only obtain 35% of the popular vote, which would lead to his defeat. It should be noted that this electoral model has income, unemployment and inflation as variables.
The poor economic backdrop means our state-based & national election models both suggest President Trump will lose the popular vote. But while economic factors point to a clear Democrat win, voter turnout and the evolution of the pandemic could be crucial https://t.co/0OhzZgSOtj pic.twitter.com/H64pV4ymfL
– Oxford Economics (@OxfordEconomics) May 20, 2020
14:20 Part of the Grand Canyon National Park will open on Memorial Day
The tourist destination located in Arizona will receive visitors from the region on a limited basis. This in order to preserve the safety of attendees and avoid contagion of coronavirus on this popular date. The opening date is next May 22 until the 25 of the same month.
Grand Canyon National Park is Closed today, Thursday. May 21, 2020.
Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim will be open Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25, 2020, with limited access and operating hours. Follow this link for details> https://t.co/esoano3kdV #Arizona pic.twitter.com/caofby8wLi
– Grand Canyon NPS (@GrandCanyonNPS) May 21, 2020
2:00 PM California Roomkey Project makes a difference in Los Angeles
The California Governor’s office reported that homeless people and what to eat are being moved to hotels to protect themselves from the spread of the coronavirus.
California’s Project Roomkey is making a difference in Los Angeles.
People experiencing homelessness are receiving hotel rooms to stop the spread of # COVID19. These hotels are filling up rapidly, and we’re protecting our unsheltered neighbors.https: //t.co/HxPydQokvy
– Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) May 21, 2020
13:45 Governor Larry Hogan presents digital platform to track cases of coronavirus
The highest authority of the state of Marylan explained that this initiative was possible thanks to the support of the Department of Health and the Department of Information of the region. Now, through ‘COVID Link’, it will facilitate the detection and monitoring of infected people.
Maryland is launching a robust contact tracing operation that will be fully operational across all 24 jurisdictions next week. We have more than quintupled our disease investigation capacity, and will now have more than 1400 case investigators statewide: https://t.co/weR09o3Zyy
– Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) May 21, 2020
13:30 Victoria’s Secret permanently closes 250 stores in the United States and Canada
The lingerie giant has taken the step of closing a quarter of its stores due to the losses registered during the coronavirus pandemic. At the moment, the company disseminates the purchase of its products through digital platforms.
Our international online store is now open! As always, thank you all for your support!
– Victoria’s Secret (@VictoriasSecret) April 6, 2020
13:15 Democrats ask Trump to lower the flag when coronavirus deaths reach 100,000
The United States Democratic Party made the request through a letter to the president. In this way, they hope to pay a heartfelt tribute to the fatal victims of the pandemic throughout the past few months.
Americans are suffering the consequences of Trump’s failed leadership.
– The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) May 21, 2020
13:00 WHO launches guide on coronavirus for children from 8 to 17 years old
The World Health Organization reiterated the importance of children understanding the seriousness of what is happening, but in a way that fills them with knowledge and not fear. Therefore, they published ‘COVID-19: How to protect others and myself’.
12:45 John Rarcliffe is confirmed as the new head of the Intelligence Committee
The politician loyal to Trump’s ideologies was chosen as the new director with a candidacy rejected by the Democratic majority. He will assume the position after Marco Rubio took him on an interim basis.
12:30 Vote by mail receives greater support as Trump opposes
The American president continues to show his rejection of this possibility as a prevention against coronavirus. At the moment, Republicans remain on the sidelines of a pronouncement, while Democrats are inclined in favor of this measure.
12:15 Donald Trump heads to Michigan to initiate dialogue about coronavirus
Through his Twitter account, the president reported that he boarded the transport that will take him to his destination at 12:20 (local time) of the day. “See you soon,” he wrote.
12:00 Charles Barkley Doesn’t Believe NCAA Volunteer Training Safe
This is not the first time that the former American basketball player has been against the possibility that the NCAA will resume its sports activities. The American believes that these are times when health care must prevail.
Charles Barkley said he doesn’t think the voluntary workouts are safe but football and basketball “are the two money-making sports.” https://t.co/Cwgt8vZJD2
– USA TODAY (@USATODAY) May 21, 2020
11:45 Donald Trump allocates more than $ 315 million to testing assistance in Michigan
The announcement came from the official Twitter account of the White House, where he stated that the money would be used so that the region could achieve its goals in the projection they had set.
11:30 Department of Labor indicates what to do in case of fraud
The federal body used its social networks to alert citizens to possible fraud in the midst of the pandemic the world is experiencing. For this reason, he recalled the lines and points of contact to report these actions.
11:15 Analysis reveals that retirement homes with black and Latino residents are more likely to get coronavirus
The New York Times study compares these households to those with predominantly white residents. The report was shared through the social networks of renowned journalist Mitch Smith.
Nursing homes with more black and Latino residents have been far likelier to get hit with the coronavirus than those that are overwhelmingly white, a Times analysis found. https://t.co/XstbywRvWb
– Mitch Smith (@MitchKSmith) May 21, 2020
11:00 Delta Airlines and JetBlue are criticized for mass layoffs
Companies earned themselves trillions of dollars to deal with the coronavirus. However, hours before receiving the money, they applied the person reduction. A move condemned by Democratic politicians like Elizabeth Warren.
Going to work shouldn’t mean risking your life. I stand with the McDonald’s workers on strike today demanding the basic rights and protections they need and deserve. https://t.co/S4gSxQksWm
– Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) May 21, 2020
10:45 Research claims that 36,000 lives would have been saved by applying measures a week earlier
According to data from the Johns Hopkins University, the deaths could have been prevented by establishing social distancing 7 days earlier than the government ordered.
If the US began social distancing a week earlier than it did, it could’ve prevented at least 36,000 coronavirus deaths, new research shows.
If the US locked down two weeks earlier, it could’ve prevented 84% of deaths and 82% of cases, the research shows. https://t.co/NcvzWXSK7I
– CNN (@CNN) May 21, 2020
10:30 Washington reports 327 new cases of coronavirus
The mayor of the district, Muriel Bowser, shared this May 21 the latest figures on the state of the pandemic in the region she represents. Thus, the total number of cases amounted to 7,788.
1 / The District’s reported data for Wednesday, May 20, 2020 includes 237 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 7,788. pic.twitter.com/PE46k4MlQx
– Mayor Muriel Bowser #StayHomeDC (@MayorBowser) May 21, 2020
10:15 The United States exposes security measures for airlines
Masks during the entire flight time, enabling separate cabins in the event of a passenger presenting symptoms, restrictions on hand luggage and allocating more hygienic services during the trip are some of the actions that airlines will implement.
10:00 Maryland reports a total of 43,531 cases in the region
The Department of Health of the mentioned state indicated that the deaths amount to 2,045. While, since the last May 20, the number of infected people increased by 1,208.
9:45 am FEMA Releases Guide to Managing Hurricane Season Amid Pandemic
Through its social networks, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reiterated the importance of having a plan to deal with these situations. “This will not prevent disasters from happening, but it will prepare us for when they happen,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
9:30 AM HHS earmarks $ 225 million for coronavirus testing in rural areas
The goal of the United States Department of Health and Human Services is to repower the reach of medical centers in these regions and, in this way, help citizens to resume their activities.
9:15 Donald Trump announces meeting with African-American Detroit leaders
Following protests across Michigan, the US president agreed to take part in this talk to address the issue of how minorities can recover from the effects of the pandemic.
9:00 CDC affirms that all newborns of mothers with COVID-19 must be tested
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention added that this measure also applies to unconfirmed cases, but that they are suspicious.
8:45 About 2.4 million people applied for unemployment benefits
This is the ninth week in a row that millions of Americans are clamoring for unemployment benefits. It should be noted that, since mid-March, 38.6 million people have filled out this application.
Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims
Initial claims were 2,438,000 for the week ending 5/16 (-249,000).
Insured unemployment was 25,073,000 for the week ending 5/9 (+2,525,000) .https: //t.co/ys7Eg5LKAW
– US Labor Department (@USDOL) May 21, 2020
8:30 NYPD investigates 16 possible hate crimes related to COVID-19
Authorities revealed that the majority of these cases involved Asians. In addition, the State Commissioner revealed that he has received more than 300 complaints about harassment and discrimination.
In Seattle, schoolteacher Kert Lin was driving into a Home Depot parking lot when another driver screamed at him: “Open your eyes! Go back to China!” Https://t.co/DXpNH7PgID via @usatoday
– Kristine Phillips (@bykristinep) May 21, 2020
8:15 Federal Reserve invites citizens to share the effects of the coronavirus on their lives
The ‘Fed Listen’ program is an initiative of this entity to guarantee that people share their doubts, difficulties and effects that this situation has had on their community life. The event will take place virtually and will start at 2:30 p.m. m. (local time).
8:00 Macy’s stores experiences heavy losses due to health emergency
The company admitted having lost a lot of revenue since February and revealed that, for May, they forecast that this will amount to $ 1.1 trillion. In addition, the company blames the measures imposed by the Government.
The company said it expects it lost as much as $ 1.1 billion between February and May, blaming its losses on lockdown measures that governments imposed because of coronavirus. https://t.co/efbKg8JLBs
– CNN Business (@CNNBusiness) May 21, 2020
7:45 WHO and UNHCR team up to support refugees during coronavirus pandemic
Through health services and strategic alliances, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) joined forces to keep more than 70 million safe from COVID-19. refugees.