While looting, riots, and violence continued in some cities, it was calmer last night than it had been on Sunday and Monday, leading to hopes the civil unrest is dying down. Peaceful protests continue in many cities, but those held during the daylight tend to be well-meaning, well-behaved protesters making a political point without resorting to violence.
While epidemiologists and some politicians worry about protests spreading the coronavirus, in many cases, governors that didn’t want people gathering to cut hair or drink beer are expressing little or no objections to crowds of people gathering for protests. We are 10 days from Memorial Day Weekend but as you can see from the chart below, cases in most states continue to drop. The real test will be to see how California and New York perform in two weeks.
Overnight Coronavirus Data
21,200 new cases of COIVD-19 were reported in the U.S. over the past 24 hours, an increase of 1.1 percent. While the total of new cases climbed to 1,841,400, deaths increase by 1,005 to 106,195.
Globally, there were 112,000 new cases reported, bringing the total to 6.414 million. Brazil crossed the 555,000 mark while Iran reported one of its worst days yet as it reached 160,000 reported cases. India also appears to see continued increases as well, with 208,800 cases. A total of 380,940 deaths are attributed to the coronavirus.
Recent Coronavirus News Coverage
In case your news feed has been filled with protests and riots, here’s some news regarding the coronavirus that you might have missed.
- Experts say “Don’t hold your breath” for coronavirus vaccine
- As we predicted and have discussed on multiple occasions, coronavirus is making people think twice about living in the city. Back in May, Zillow said they expected a real estate boom in suburbia.
- Coronavirus Hit on U.S. Economy Might Linger Until 2029; Cases in India Keep Surging
- Small businesses face double devastation amid pandemic and looting
To put today’s data into perspective, you can look at data from yesterday or a week ago or even a month back when the U.S saw 30,000 new cases.