COVID: world hits 1 million deaths; US at 205,268 dead

The Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard for Tuesday, September 29, at 5:23 a.m.:

Worldwide cases:  33,431,133   Worldwide deaths: 1,003,168

U.S. cases: 7,156,562   U.S. deaths:  205,268

According to the Dashboard, the reported worldwide case report increased by 274,321 in the last 24 hours.  Deaths worldwide increased by  4,494.

According to the Johns Hopkins Dashboard, the United States has added 38,039 cases in the last 24 hours.  In that time,  the number of reported deaths from  COVID-19 increased by 240.

On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence said Americans should expect to see an increase in cases.  Dr. Anthony Fauci said the positivity rate of testing in 15 states is now greater than 10%, indicating wide spread of the virus.

Hawaii has a cumulative 12,203 cases of COVID-19, with 132 deaths officially recorded (although the Big Island has 13 cases not yet counted in the state’s official total).  There are 1,856 active cases statewide.

On Monday the Big Island recorded no new cases, leaving the case count at 700, with 80 active cases.

 

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