Coronavirus tally: Global cases approaching 24.5 million, global deaths reach 832,433 and U.S. cases near 5.87 million

/ / News

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is nearing 24.5 million on Friday morning, with global deaths rising to 832,433, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. Globally, just over 16 million people have recovered. U.S. cases are approaching 5.87 million with 180,857 deaths. The U.S. still leads the number of cases. Brazil has 3,761,391 cases and 118,649 deaths. India has 3,387,500 cases and 61,529 deaths. And Russia has 977,730 cases and 16,866 deaths. China, where the illness was first reported, has 89,827 cases and 4,718 deaths. During her summer news conference, German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed fears that the pandemic will worsen as temperatures drop. She and state governors have agreed to new measures to curb the spread of the illness, including a fine for not wearing a mask, according to The New York Times. Germany has had 240,598 confirmed cases and 9,291 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins. And the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is still coming under fire for changing its coronavirus testing guidelines with leaders of the National Association of County and City Health Officials and the Big Cities Health Coalition sending a letter to Dr. Robert R. Redfield, director of the CDC, and others asking that the group reinstate the recommendation that anyone exposed to the illness be tested, including those that don’t show symptoms.
Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.