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Brazil Toll Tops Italy; Deflation Fears Spur ECB: Virus Update

Brazil Toll Tops Italy; Deflation Fears Spur ECB: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — Brazil surpassed Italy as the country with the third most fatalities in the world from the coronavirus. Even as the pandemic is easing in some countries, the virus continues to spread, adding about 100,000 cases a day as new hot spots emerge from Latin America to India.

American Airlines and United Airlines are adding flights in July, signaling travelers are returning more quickly than expected. New York City reported no confirmed fatalities for the first time since March, though three deaths from untested patients may be attributable to the virus.

Fears of deflation justified a decision by the European Central Bank to ramp up its emergency bond-buying program, according to a policy maker. A study that said a malaria drug backed by U.S. President Donald Trump raised the risk of heart side effects and death has been retracted by the authors.

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Coronavirus death toll passes 40,000 in the UK

Coronavirus death toll passes 40,000 in the UK

The number of people in the UK who have lost their lives to coronavirus has now passed 40,000, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics.

But the true death toll could be much higher, as the number of excess deaths between mid-March and May 8 has topped 54,000 in the UK.

Tuesday’s ONS figures show that 39,071 deaths involving Covid-19 had occurred in England and Wales up to May 8 and had been registered up to May 16.

Excess Deaths – England, Wales, Scotland & N.I.

When figures from Scotland and Northern Ireland are added, a total of 42,856 deaths have been registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, including suspected cases.

Added to this figure, a further 1,211 hospital patients in England who had tested positive for Covid-19 died between May 9 and May 17, according to figures published on

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Coronavirus death toll in Florida now past 2,000 as the number of cases nears 47,000

Coronavirus death toll in Florida now past 2,000 as the number of cases nears 47,000

Florida’s Department of Health on Tuesday morning confirmed 502 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total of confirmed cases closer to 47,000. The state now has a total of 46,944 known cases.

There were also 55 new deaths announced, pushing the statewide death toll to hit and surpass 2,000. The toll is now at 2,052.

HOW MANY CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES ARE IN SOUTH FLORIDA?

Less than half of the new cases and deaths were in South Florida:

Miami-Dade County reported 78 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 12 new deaths. The county’s known total is now at 15,942 with 578 deaths, the highest in the state.

Broward County reported 47 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one new death. The county’s confirmed total is now at 6,369 with 282 deaths.

Palm Beach County saw 41 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nine new deaths. The county’s

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Faced with an appalling US coronavirus death toll, the right denies the figures

Faced with an appalling US coronavirus death toll, the right denies the figures

<span>Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters</span>
Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

As Donald Trump agitates for the US to reopen, the American right appears to have found a novel way to deal with the rising coronavirus death toll: deny it altogether.

Related: ‘Obamagate’: Fox News focuses on conspiracy theory rather than Covid-19

Top Trump officials, huddled in the White House, itself the subject of a coronavirus outbreak, have according to reports begun questioning the number of deaths – and the president is among the skeptics.

It’s a handy thought process for an administration desperate to send Americans back to work even as deaths from the virus rise each day, with marked surges in some traditionally Republican states.

Trump is said to be coming round to the idea, pushed in the rightwing media for weeks, that hospitals, coroners and medical professionals across the US have been mislabelling deaths.

As far back as early April, Fox News personalities were casting

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Donald Trump’s megalomania and Boris Johnson’s incompetence have increased the coronavirus death toll

Donald Trump’s megalomania and Boris Johnson’s incompetence have increased the coronavirus death toll

The US and UK are the nation states that have performed worst in the world in coping with the coronavirus pandemic. Americans and Britons make up more than a third of the 300,000 people worldwide who have died from Covid-19. They have paid the ultimate price for their governments’ slow and incompetent response to the spread of the disease.

Both countries have obvious points in common that explain their excess fatalities: Donald Trump and Boris Johnson are nativist demagogues skilled in winning elections, but not in coping with real crises as opposed to the ones they invent or exaggerate. Their critics had long predicted disaster if either man became national leader and this has finally happened.

I had thought that Trump and later Johnson were safer than they looked so long as they avoided real crises. I was thinking primarily of wars, probably in the Middle East, in the case

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India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

Florida surpasses 44,000 coronavirus cases as death toll nears 2,000

Florida’s Department of Health on Friday confirmed 928 additional cases of COVID-19, pushing the state’s total of confirmed cases to 44,138. There were also 42 new deaths announced, raising the statewide death toll to 1,917.

HOW MANY CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES ARE IN SOUTH FLORIDA?

Less than half of the new cases and deaths were in South Florida:

Miami-Dade County reported 269 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 13 new deaths. The county’s known total is now at 15,011 with 548 deaths, the highest in the state.

Broward County reported 76 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and five new deaths. The county’s confirmed total is now at 6,133 with 272 deaths.

Palm Beach County saw 113 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight new deaths. The county’s known total is now at 4,391. The death toll is at 271.

Monroe County did not report any additional cases

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Global death toll from coronavirus surpasses 200,000

Global death toll from coronavirus surpasses 200,000

ATLANTA (AP) — As the global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 200,000 on Saturday, countries took cautious steps toward easing some lockdowns, while fears of infection made even some pandemic-wounded businesses reluctant to reopen.

The states of Georgia, Oklahoma and Alaska started loosening restrictions on businesses despite warnings from experts that such steps might be coming too soon. Some owners said they weren’t yet ready to reopen or were doing so only on a limited basis, worried about a second surge of COVID-19 infections.

“We’ve sacrificed so much already,” said Shawn Gingrich, CEO and founder of Lion’s Den Fitness, who decided after the Georgia governor’s announcement that he would not be reopening his Atlanta gym right away. “I feel like if we do this too soon, we’ll see a spike in cases and we’re back to square one.”

The worldwide death toll topped 200,000, according to a tally compiled

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UK overtakes Italy with Europe's highest official coronavirus death toll

UK overtakes Italy with Europe’s highest official coronavirus death toll

By Andy Bruce

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom has overtaken Italy to report the highest official death toll from the new coronavirus in Europe, figures released on Tuesday showed, increasing pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his response to the crisis.

Weekly figures from Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) added more than 7,000 deaths in England and Wales in the week to April 24, raising the total for the United Kingdom to 32,313.

Only the United States, with a population nearly five times greater, has suffered more confirmed fatalities from the virus than Britain, according to the data so far.

Tuesday’s figures are based on death certificate mentions of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, including suspected cases.

While different ways of counting make comparisons with other countries difficult, the figure confirmed Britain was among those hit worst by a pandemic that has killed more

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Trump set to travel for first time in weeks as U.S. death toll nears 70,000

Trump set to travel for first time in weeks as U.S. death toll nears 70,000

Good morning, NBC News readers.

While the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic inches near 70,000, we have a report on the ongoing symptoms of fever, fatigue and fear many recovering COVID-19 patients suffer from.

Here’s what we’re watching this Tuesday morning.

Trump to take first trip outside D.C. in weeks as more states open up

President Donald Trump will travel outside the D.C. area for the first time in more than a month later today when he visits a Honeywell mask manufacturing facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

His travels outside the Beltway come as more states began to partially reopen and lift some social distancing restrictions Monday.

For many businesses across the country, reopening means managing a high-wire balancing act between serving customers and maintaining safety.

Meantime, a new draft report from the federal government predicted that by June 1, the daily death toll could nearly double to 3,000

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UK's true COVID-19 death toll far higher than daily figure, data suggests

UK’s true COVID-19 death toll far higher than daily figure, data suggests

By Andy Bruce

LONDON (Reuters) – The true extent of Britain’s COVID-19 death toll was more than 40% higher than the government’s daily figures indicated as of April 10, according to data that put the country on track to become among the worst-hit in Europe.

The Office for National Statistics said it recorded 13,121 deaths by April 10 in England and Wales, which account for the vast majority of Britain’s population, compared with 9,288 in the government’s daily toll for those who died in hospital.

The ONS figures include deaths in care homes – which have doubled in less than a month – as well as in hospitals.

“The sharp rise in care home deaths is deeply alarming – this could be the second front in the battle against COVID-19,” said Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector.

Around 84% of COVID-19

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