Coronavirus Report June 23: 9 Million Cases

As the world tops 9 million cases, COVID-19 spikes across the U.S. with 26 states now seeing increases.

Road sign on Social Distancing. Photo by Alex Motoc on Unsplash

The world surpassed 9 million coronavirus cases after an increase of 139,000 cases in the past 24 hours brought the global total to 9.124 million.  The U.S. climbed to 2,322,100 after an increase of reported cases of COVID-19 30,400 in the past 24 hours.  It seems that the curve is beginning to steepen on both the global and U.S. numbers.

Global deaths reached 472,737, an increase of about 4,000, while the U.S. death toll climbed to 120,345.  So while cases continue to climb, the death rates are holding steady or even slowing. 

State News

The New York Times is now reporting that 26 states are on its “Increasing” list, an increase from 23 yesterday.

Here is some recent news on individual states:

Will these spikes in cases and hospitalizations result in a spike in deaths?  That will be a telling point, and one to keep careful watch on in the next two to four weeks.  If deaths stay low, then the disease becomes much more manageable and less dangerous to the majority of citizens. While cases among the young are rising, few are being hospitalized compared to the rates among older citizens.

Author: The Pickled Prepper

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