The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the largest single-day increase in new COVID-19 cases Sunday: over 183,000. Brazil and the U.S. showed the biggest jumps – at 54,771 and 36,617 cases, respectively. More than two-thirds of new deaths were also reported in the Americas.
In the United States, the virus appears to be spreading across the West and South. Arizona reported over 3,100 new infections, just short of Friday’s record, and 26 deaths. Nevada also reported a new high of 445 cases.
Some believe the rise in numbers is a result of more testing. However, health officials such as Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, a specialist in internal medicine at the California Pacific Medical Center, told CNN that's not necessarily the case.
"If widespread testing was the entire reason for the rise in cases, you'd expect to see the proportion of positive tests go down or at the very least remain steady. We're not seeing that," Ungerleider said.
China said it has suspended poultry imports from a Tyson Foods facility where hundreds have tested positive for the coronavirus. Tyson Foods said it was looking into the reports and confirmed the facility in question was in Springdale, Arkansas.
As colleges prepare for the fall, their approaches are as diverse as the roughly 3,000 four-year colleges and universities that span the United States. Administrators know reopening is a risk, but colleges – many facing tough financial times – need students on campus to stay afloat. Some reopening plans include set shower times, single rooms in dorms and hotels and required face masks.
📈 Today's numbers: Almost 2.3 million Americans and 8.9 million people worldwide have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Johns Hopkins University dashboard. The U.S. death toll has surpassed 119,900; more than 468,400 people have died globally.
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What's in the newsLargest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases: Around the world, 183,000 new cases were reported Sunday. The U.S. and Brazil had the biggest increases. — USA TODAY/APNearly half of US states reporting a rise in cases: As more and more people test positive, the first wave of COVID-19 in the U.S. is not over. — CNNNew Zealand extends ban on cruise ship arrivals: As new coronavirus cases emerge with people arriving in the country, New Zealand is extending its ban on incoming cruise ships. — ReutersOhio families to get $300 per child: Students who qualify for free meals at school will receive funding from the federal government this month. — The Columbus DispatchGermany's rising contagion: The country's coronavirus reproduction rate jumped to 2.88 on Sunday, up from 1.79 a day earlier. — Reuters1.4 million Floridians out of work: Unemployment rate jumps to 14.5% in Florida. — Tampa Bay Business Journal
What we're readingThis church never closed: St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Franklin, Tennessee, has left its doors open, literally, throughout the coronavirus pandemic, even though it moved services online. — TennesseanForget toilet paper. Everyone Is buying bicycles now: As many are avoiding public transportation and human contact, bicycles are seeing record sales and usage around the world. — ViceIn person, online classes or a mix: A majority of university presidents aspire to welcome students back to campus in the fall. Colleges' 2020 coronavirus reopening plans includes mask-wearing and one-way hallways. — USA TODAYNew Yorkers give Cuomo approval rating of nearly 80%: Gov. Andrew Cuomo gains popularity in his response to a "frightening" pandemic. He shares thoughts on his political future. — CBS News'Our forecast turned out to be wrong': Praised by the world for its effective coronavirus response, South Korea is now being hit by a second wave. — Business Insider
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Contributing: The Associated Press.