FAST FIVE: UK Reports Record Daily COVID-19 Cases; NY Hospitalizations Top 500 For 1st Time In A Month: Live Updates

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UK Reports Record Daily COVID-19 Cases; NY Hospitalizations Top 500 For 1st Time In A Month: Live Updates Tyler Durden Thu, 09/24/2020 – 12:41 Summary: UK breaks record for most new daily cases Spain reports 3,471 new cases New York sees hospitalizations north of 500 Trump vetos vaccine restrictions China says mass vaccinations to take up to 2 years France introduces more curbs Israel lockdown intensifies FDA delivers emergency authorization Moscow reports 1,050 new cases Indonesia suffers 2nd straight record * * * Update (1215ET): With the UK government ramping up testing in keeping with BoJo's promise to take more steps to combat a turnaround in infection rates, the UK has just reported its largest-ever daily tally.

Despite this new peak, epidemiologists told Sky News that realistically, these numbers are nowhere near 'the peak' reached in the spring, when as many as 100k people may have been infected per day.

One could argue that another outbreak is just around the corner, but after months of Beijing's heavy handed “wartime footing” approach, people in Wuhan are partying like its 2019, and even a handful of domestic cases can trigger 'localized' lockdowns that can seal off cities from their surrounding province.

Here's a rundown of important numbers from yesterday, accurate as of 0630ET:  31,914,770: confirmed cases worldwide 977,109: confirmed deaths worldwide 37,330: New US cases recorded yesterday 6,935,415: Total cases confirmed in the US 1,098: deaths in the US recorded yesterday 201,920: total US deaths 97,459,742: tests conducted in the US Cases have fallen from a five-week high reached earlier in the week.

Sinovac plans to provide semi-finished products to its partner Instituto Butantan, which will complete the rest of the process and supply finished items to other South American countries, Chairman Yin Weidong said at a news conference, part of China's effort to 'atone' for unleashing SARS-CoV-2 on the world (Source: Nikkei).

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