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The Irish Times (September 7)

2020/ 09/ 07 by jd in Global News

With nearly 50,000 new cases last week, “Spain passed a grim milestone of recording more than half a million coronavirus cases on Monday, becoming the first western European country to do so amid a steep upward trend that is mirrored in neighbouring France.” Moreover, there is “significant concern” that the UK is moving down the same path to resurgence. All this comes as wet pubs look poised to reopen in Ireland on September 21.


New York Times (August 7)

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“One pretty good forecasting rule for the coronavirus era has been to take whatever Trump administration officials are saying and assume that the opposite will happen. When President Trump declared in February that the number of cases would soon go close to zero, you knew that a huge pandemic was coming.”


Wall Street Journal (July 30)

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“Deaths in the U.S. from the new coronavirus topped 150,000 on Wednesday, with the country leading the globe in the number of cases and fatalities.”


Tampa Bay Times (July 13)

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“Florida by far broke the national record for the number of coronavirus cases reported in one day on Sunday. The 15,3000 case count was the highest number reported by a state in a single day since the start of the pandemic.” The surge has people “declaring Florida the new epicenter of the coronavirus.”


USA Today (July 9)

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The U.S. passed another “grim milestone” on Wednesday, racking up 3 million COVID-19 cases, which “represents roughly a quarter of the world’s cases and the same percentage of its deaths.” The U.S. now strongly “leads an unenviable group. Its 3 million cases for a nation of 330 million beats out Brazil’s 1.7 million cases (210 million population), India’s 742,000 cases (1.4 billion) and Russia’s 699,000 cases (145 million).”


Miami Herald (July 5)

2020/ 07/ 07 by jd in Global News

“It took three months, from early March to June 22, for Florida to cross 100,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases. It took less than two weeks for the state to go from 100,000 to 200,000 cases — and the positive test rate keeps rising.” On Sunday, Florida’s pandemic cases rose to 200,111 and 3,832 deaths. Florida has become the daily new case leader, but lags New York in overall cases.


Hindustan Times (June 23)

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“India is a case in point because it imposed the earliest and strictest lockdown.” Unfortunately, the nation “eased restrictions before cases peaked.”


Orlando Sentinel (June 21)

2020/ 06/ 22 by jd in Global News

“Florida reported 3,494 new coronavirus cases Sunday, continuing the streak of an increase in statewide infections as the caseload total tops 97,000.” New cases were down from Saturday’s “record high” of 4,049 new daily infections.