FAST FIVE: New York Becomes 4th US State To Top 500k COVID-19 Cases As Dr. Gottlieb Warns US Hitting A "Dangerous Tipping Point": Live Updates
Today's update on the numbers: Of the 120,829 tests reported yesterday, 1,632 were positive (1.35% of total).
Across Italy, more than 1,200 people are being treated across the country's ICUs. Finally, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov tested positive for the coronavirus and is presently feeling a “general malaise,” according to a statement from his FB page. * * * Update (1120ET): As expected, Italy's governing council has announced the immediate closure of all bars and restaurants (beginning in a few hours, at 1800 local time) along with the suspension of many sports and other 'nonessential' activities.
Notably, Spain's borders will remain open (unlike during the first wave, when Spain's borders closed). “The whole of Europe is now taking measures to limit mobility,” said the prime minister on Sunday to justify the decision.
Covid-19 deaths halved to 87 today from a record 179 on Saturday, as the pandemic resurgence pushed Poland to impose new restrictions from this weekend.
Polish President Andrzej Duda tested positive for coronavirus.