By JON HAWORTH and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 569,000 people worldwide.Over 12.9 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 3.3 million diagnosed cases and at least 135,272 deaths. Here is how the news is developing today. All times Eastern.
12:15 p.m.: Arizona’s ICUs 90% fullCoronavirus cases are surging in Arizona, where ICUs are 90% full, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.Arizona reported 1,357 new cases on Monday, bringing the state’s total cases to 123,824.Arizona’s positivity rate stands at 21.7%.Gov. Doug Ducey said Saturday that the state is receiving 361 cases of Remdesivir, an antiviral COVID-19 drug candidate.”The shipment will bolster state supplies with added capacity to treat thousands of additional patients, if needed,” Ducey tweeted.11:39 a.m.: Hong Kong Disneyland to temporarily closeOne month after reopening, Hong Kong Disneyland will temporarily close beginning on Wednesday to comply with the Hong Kong government’s social distancing rules.The new rules, announced on Monday, limit gatherings to no more than four people. The previous guidelines allowed gatherings of up to 50 people.”The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort hotels will remain open with adjusted levels of services. They have put in place enhanced health and safety measures that reflect the guidance of health and government authorities, such as social distancing measures and increased cleaning and sanitization,” Hong Kong Disneyland said in a statement. “The Standard Day Ticket is valid for six months from the purchase date. If needed, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort will assist in the refund for guests who have purchased tickets for admission to Hong Kong Disneyland park or have booked a resort hotel.”The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of ABC News.11 a.m.: Florida has 47 hospitals with no open ICU bedsFlorida’s number of coronavirus cases has jumped by 12,624, reaching a total of 282,435. This marks the state’s second highest daily total, according to the Florida Department of Health.Out of 309 facilities being tracked, Florida has 47 hospitals with no available ICU beds and 25 hospitals with just one available ICU bed, according to Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration. These numbers will fluctuate throughout the day.Miami-Dade County, which includes Miami, and Broward County, which includes Fort Lauderdale, have been especially hard-hit.Miami-Dade’s positivity rate stands at 20.2% while Broward County’s is at 13.8%The Florida Department of Health reported 15,300 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, making it the highest one-day total for a state in the U.S. since the pandemic began.
10:25 a.m.: Mayor worried about New Yorkers in their 20sFor the first time since March, no new coronavirus deaths were reported in New York City on Saturday, which Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday called “so striking and so moving.”But he added at Monday’s news conference, it’s “very hard to take a victory lap because we know we have so much more ahead.””Even though we have overall seen a huge reduction in the presence of the coronavirus in this city, we do see one trend that is worrisome: for young adults we see the infection rate rising,” de Blasio said, especially those ages 20 to 29.De Blasio announced new guidance that New Yorkers should wear a face covering as much as possible when around other people in an indoor setting that is not their home.Of those getting tested in New York City, 2% are testing positive, de Blasio said.
8:30 a.m.: Why Miami mayor warns the ‘death rate will most likely go up’As Miami, Florida, has become especially hard-hit by the coronavirus, the hospitals are becoming strained, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez told ABC News’ “Good Morning America” on Monday.”We have a very small capacity in our ICUs. We have the ability to grow that capacity, but it’s something that’s extremely worrisome,” Suarez said. “We just crossed the threshold for the highest number of [people on] ventilators that we’ve had in the history of this virus.”Many coronavirus patients placed on ventilators never recover.Suarez said over 200 ventilators were in use as of Sunday in Miami.”That means that there’s no doubt that the death rate will most likely go up over the next week or two,” he said. “That’s something that our residents should be expecting and something that is unfortunately most likely going to be a reality.”The Florida Department of Health reported 15,300 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, making it the highest one-day total for a state in the U.S. since the pandemic began.5:18 a.m.: Russia confirms 6,537 new coronavirus infectionsRussia has confirmed 6,537 new coronavirus infections on Monday which brings the country’s official number of cases to 733,699.Russia also reported that over the past 24 hours 104 people have died bringing the total death toll to 11,439.Additionally, a total of 2,960 people recovered over the last 24 hours which brought the total number of recoveries to 504,021.3:29 a.m.: Mexico now has more COVID-19 deaths than ItalyMexico has now surpassed Italy in number of deaths from the novel coronavirus with a total of 35,006 deaths confirmed in the country so far.The United States remains by far the worst affected country in the world with 135,176 deaths followed by Brazil with 72,100 confirmed COVID-19 deaths and the United Kingdom which has had 44,904 deaths so far.Mexico now sits fourth when it comes to number of deaths and sits just ahead of fifth-highest Italy which has had 34,954 die due to complications of the virus.
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