LOS ANGELES — Californians mostly heeded warnings to place far off from beaches and other public spaces at some stage in the long weekend.

Bid officers entreated social distancing amid a spike in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.

Many communities canceled July 4 fireworks shows and other annual festivities — adjustments that regarded to efficiently maintain crowds at bay. Nevertheless gigantic waves at Southern California beaches proved irresistible to a couple surfers.

California reported 6,500 additional confirmed conditions of the virus on Saturday. The categorical decision of infections is even handed far greater resulting from many folks fill no longer been tested, and studies counsel folks may maybe maybe maybe maybe be infected with the virus without feeling sick.



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PHOENIX — Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is pointing to a “disaster” challenging coronavirus checking out shortages in her metropolis due to surging conditions in Arizona, which leads the U.S. in unique coronavirus conditions per capita.

Gallego, a Democrat, said some residents over the weekend needed to line up for eight hours by vehicle to in finding tested.

Gallego told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that Arizona went from “zero to 60” by being one amongst the first states to reopen after it was amongst the final to place in force place-at-home orders.

Arizona health officers reported 3,536 additional coronavirus conditions Sunday and four extra known deaths. That brings the boom’s documented totals to 98,089 confirmed conditions of COVID-19 conditions and 1,809 known deaths.


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has skilled its ideal two-day soar in confirmed coronavirus conditions, per health statistics released Sunday.

The Department of Successfully being and Human Sources websites showed a upward thrust of 76 definite conditions on Sunday and 118 on Saturday. West Virginia has viewed a 16% soar in confirmed conditions right thru the final week and a 30% elevate in the previous two weeks, the statistics showed.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday he would in finding by early this week whether he’ll expose that face masks be usual interior structures and when social distancing isn’t conceivable. The governor had lifted most virus restrictions implemented to cease the spread of the virus.

No longer no longer up to 95 folks in West Virginia fill died from the virus and additional than 3,300 fill tested definite since the outbreak began.


JACKSON, Traipse over. — Mississippi Rental Speaker Philip Gunn says he has tested definite for the coronavirus as boom health officers anecdote extra than 200 unique infections and 5 deaths linked to the pandemic.

Gunn, a Republican, said in a video posted Sunday to Facebook that he got tested resulting from he had been in cease proximity to 1 other member of the Rental who tested definite.

“I felt love I well-known to pass in finding myself tested upright resulting from I had been with this particular person and this morning was told that I too fill tested definite for COVID,” Gunn said. “I in point of fact feel very fortunate that I don’t in point of fact fill very many symptoms and in point of fact feel very most attention-grabbing.”

Gunn said he known as everyone that he had been in cease proximity to lately to allow them to know of his prognosis and planned to self-quarantine.

Gunn is the boom’s absolute best-ranking political figure to publicly present a definite take a look at for the coronavirus. He did no longer divulge who the other Rental member was. The Mississippi Department of Successfully being posted its newest coronavirus statistics Sunday. The boom recorded 226 unique conditions thru Saturday bringing the total decision of confirmed and attainable infections to 30,900 across the boom. 5 extra folks additionally died from COVID-19.


MADRID — Authorities in northwestern Spain fill ordered the lockdown of a county with a population of 71,000 for fears of a coronavirus outbreak.

Regional authorities in Galicia offered Sunday that movement to and from A Mariña county located on Spain’s northern Atlantic flee could be prohibited initiating at nighttime. This will also simply lag thru Friday, two days sooner than the distance holds elections.

The decision comes in the end after regional authorities in northeast Catalonia locked down an boom with over 200,000 inhabitants.

Each and each lockdowns most effective enable folks to leave the areas for work and other extenuating conditions.

The minute-scale lockdowns device two weeks after Spain ended a national boom of emergency that enable the national authorities to lockdown the total nation and prohibit toddle back and forth between provinces or definite areas since mid-March.

Over 28,000 folks are confirmed to fill died from the virus in Spain.


MEXICO CITY — Residents of the city of Sonoyta, across from Lukeville, Arizona, in transient blocked the predominant boulevard main south from the U.S. border over the weekend over fears of coronavirus outbreaks.

Arizona has viewed a predominant upsurge in infections and there fill been worries about intensified contagion at some stage in the July 4 weekend.

Sonoyta Mayor José Ramos Arzate issued an announcement Saturday “inspiring U.S. tourists no longer to seek advice from Mexico.”

Native residents organized to dam the boulevard with their vehicles on the Mexican facet Saturday.

Video posted by residents showed several vacationers complaining they had a simply to unpleasant resulting from they were Mexican electorate. The boulevard is the quickest path to the seaside resort of Puerto Peñasco, on the total is known as Rocky Level.

Ramos Arzate wrote that people from the United States can also simply gentle most effective be allowed in “for well-known actions, and for that motive, the checkpoint and inspection level just a few meters from the Sonoyta-Lukeville AZ crossing will proceed working.”


DALLAS — Leaders in two of Texas’ ideal cities are calling on the governor to empower local governments to declare residents to place home because the boom’s persevered surge in confirmed conditions of the coronavirus tests health facility skill.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler, a Democrat, told CNN’s “Bid of the Union” Sunday that he desires Republican Gov. Gregg Abbott to return alter to local governments. He says hospitals are going thru a disaster and that ICUs may maybe maybe maybe maybe be overrun in 10 days.

In the Houston boom, Harris County Attain to a decision Lina Hidalgo, who’s additionally a Democrat, says a place-at-home expose is well-known.

Texas reported its absolute best day-to-day elevate in the choice of confirmed coronavirus conditions Saturday with 8,258.


WASHINGTON — Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says if President Donald Trump were to acquire a campaign rally in his Trump-friendly boom, folks will desire to wear masks.

Hutchinson says he would ask folks to apply his boom’s health tips by practicing social distancing or carrying masks if unable to enact so.

He says he understands the payment of having national Fourth of July celebrations such as at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota and that there is just a few “virus fatigue,” nonetheless that people must fill been carrying face coverings to “predicament an example.”

Trump acquired Arkansas in 2016 with over 60% of the vote.

Contemporary Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, says he’d love to be taught about a national device on the coronavirus, including a veil requirement. He says his boom is seeing “minute spikes in reinfection” from residents getting again from Florida, South Carolina and other virus hotspots, and the U.S. is “as strong as our weakest hyperlink simply now.”

Trump has lately held campaign-vogue events in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Phoenix and Washington D.C. where he and hundreds rally attendees didn’t wear masks.

Hutchinson and Murphy spoke on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”


LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Slovenia says 15 folks fill been infected with the unique coronavirus at a nursing home for the first time in weeks because the nation faces a spike in conditions.

Authorities said Sunday that nine residents and 6 workers desire to this level tested definite on the nursing home in the southwestern town of Vipava. The first case was confirmed on Friday.

Slovenia says right here’s the first resurgence of the virus in the nation’s nursing homes since Could maybe presumably additionally. A lot of the nation’s 111 fatalities from the unique coronavirus fill been recorded amongst elderly nursing home residents.

Slovenia has confirmed 1,700 conditions of the unique coronavirus amongst the nation’s 2 million folks. The numbers fill started to upward thrust in the previous days with 21 unique conditions confirmed on Sunday.


ROME — After 5 straight days of minute increases, the choice of day-to-day confirmed COVID-19 conditions in Italy has dipped.

Per Successfully being Ministry figures on Sunday, 192 conditions were registered in the old 24 hours, when put next to 235 in Saturday’s tally.

Feeding just a few of those newest increases, concerned authorities fill said, were hotspots of contagion blamed on infected folks coming into Italy.

Amongst them was a businessman in northeast Italy who took sick after using support from a day lag in Serbia nonetheless despite a fever attended a funeral and a birthday in finding collectively shortly after he returned home. That man is now hospitalized in intensive care.

The massive majority of Italy’s 20 regions registered a handful or fewer of newest conditions on Sunday.

Italy’s confirmed coronavirus infections as of Sunday complete 241,611. But many with soft symptoms, as successfully as a form of elderly residents of nursing homes, didn’t in finding tested.

Including the seven deaths were registered on Sunday nationwide, 34,861 folks with confirmed coronavirus fill died in Italy at some stage in the pandemic.


ATHENS, Greece — Greece has banned Serbian vacationers resulting from of a spike in COVID-19 conditions in that nation.

The ban will resolve enact at 6 a.m. Monday and may maybe maybe maybe maybe simply final until July 15, nonetheless may maybe maybe maybe maybe be extended, a authorities spokeswoman offered Sunday.

Greek authorities additionally offered nine unique conditions of coronavirus and no fatalities in the previous 24 hours Sunday.

Seven of the nine conditions concerned tourists tested upon arrival.

Greece’s complete decision of confirmed coronavirus conditions is now 3,519, with 192 lifeless.


PRISTINA, Kosovo — The Kosovar authorities on has reimposed curfew times in the capital and three other cities following a big spike of the unique virus conditions.

High Minister Avdullah Hoti said Sunday that in Pristina and three other cities with the ideal rising numbers there sick be again a curfew time from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (1900-0300 GMT). Public transport additionally will reduce in half of the allowed decision of passengers in the buses, too.

A day earlier Kosovar authorities reported 8 deaths from the coronavirus, the ideal day-to-day number in the Western Balkan nation since the originate of the outbreak in March. Contemporary day-to-day conditions were 178, additionally the ideal to this level.

Elevated unique conditions and day-to-day deaths fill panicked the authorities in the nation of 1.8 million population after the benefit of the lockdown measures a month ago.

Masks are mandatory in all public areas.

Throughout the 2-month long lockdown the nation dealt successfully in facing the virus. But following that the day-to-day unique conditions and deaths fill elevated vastly, without a longer no longer up to 3,356 confirmed conditions and 66 deaths as of Saturday.


MIAMI — Florida health officers divulge the boom has reached a grim milestone: extra than 200,000 folks fill tested definite for COVID-19.

Bid statistics released Sunday prove about 10,000 unique folks tested definite. Saturday’s numbers — extra than 11,400 conditions — marked a file unique single-day excessive. Bigger than 3,700 folks fill died.

About 43% of the conditions are in three counties: Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Seaside.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that the excessive numbers of definite tests each in his county and the boom are “extremely worrisome.”

Suarez, who had the virus in March, says it’s definite the expansion is “exponential at this level” and officers are closely monitoring hospitalizations. They’re additionally closely staring on the demise rate, which “give us the impact” that “a lot stricter” measures desire to be taken.

Florida’s demise count is the ninth absolute best in the nation overall and the 27th absolute best per capita at 17.4 deaths per 100,000 folks.

All the way thru the final two weeks, the rolling average decision of day-to-day unique conditions has elevated by 5,323.1, a upward thrust of 184.1%.


NEW YORK — Tattoo parlors and other deepest care companies love nail salons could be allowed to welcome customers in Contemporary York City initiating Monday, because it enters Section 3 of reopening.

The relaxation of the boom’s regions fill already moved into Section 3. Contemporary York City will gentle be extra cramped, as officers determined final week to acquire off on allowing indoor dining indefinitely out of concerns that it may maybe maybe maybe maybe predicament off a spike in unique coronavirus conditions. Outside dining is in enact.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there fill been extra than 530 unique confirmed conditions of the virus reported across the boom on Saturday and eight deaths. At the height of Contemporary York’s virus outbreak, unique infections reached day-to-day totals of additional than 10,000 and deaths topped 700.

To this level, reopening had been allowed for retail stores and offices.


WASHINGTON — The Meals and Drug Administration commissioner is declining to assist up President Donald Trump’s grunt that 99% of coronavirus conditions are “threat free.”

Dr. Stephen Hahn tells CNN and ABC that he’s “no longer going to in finding into who’s exclusively and who’s incorrect,” nonetheless that authorities records clearly prove “right here’s a severe inform.”

He adds that “any case is tragic” and that to stem the tide of surging conditions folks can also simply gentle apply authorities guidance to fill a study social distancing and wear a veil.

In Fourth of July remarks, Trump said the U.S. was checking out too a lot and falsely asserted that “by so doing, we prove conditions, 99% of that are fully threat free.”

The World Successfully being Group in actuality has said about 20% of those diagnosed with COVID-19 growth to severe illness, including pneumonia and respiratory failure. These with soft or no symptoms, in the intervening time, can also spread the virus to others.

The mayor of Austin, Texas, where COVID-19 conditions are surging, known as Trump’s remarks “unhealthy” and “defective.” Mayor Steve Adler entreated folks to hear to local officers for public safety guidance moderately than the “ambiguous message coming out of Washington.”


WASHINGTON — Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is pointing to a “disaster” challenging coronavirus checking out shortages in her metropolis due to surging conditions in Arizona, which leads the U.S. in unique coronavirus conditions per capita.

Gallego, a Democrat, said some residents over the weekend needed to line up for eight hours by vehicle to in finding COVID-19 tests and that the federal authorities has been gradual to support.

Gallego tells ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that Arizona went from “zero to 60” by being one amongst the first states to reopen after it was amongst the final to place in force place-at-home orders.

She says that ended in an explosion of conditions, citing crowded nightclubs with free champagne and folks unwittingly spreading the virus at astronomical family gatherings.

She faults mixed public messaging after President Donald Trump’s newest consult with to Phoenix. Gallego says while she was urging folks to place at home and maintain far off from gatherings of additional than 10 folks, Trump undercut that by preserving astronomical events and no longer carrying a veil.


VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is praising U.N. Security Council efforts for worldwide cease-fires to support address the coronavirus pandemic.

In remarks Sunday to the general public in St. Peter’s Sq., Francis hailed the Security Council’s “demand for a world and instantaneous cease-fire, which would enable the peace and security important for supplying so urgently well-known humanitarian support.”

The pontiff known as for the instantaneous implementation “for the actual of the so many persons who are struggling.” He additionally expressed hope that the Security Council resolution be a “intrepid first step for the formulation forward for peace.”

The resolution calls on events to armed conflicts to straight cease fire for no longer no longer up to 90 days to enable safe, sustained initiating of humanitarian support, including clinical evacuations.


BALTIMORE — The US has dipped under 50,000 unique coronavirus conditions for the first time in four days, per a tally by Johns Hopkins University, nonetheless experts effort celebrations for the July 4th Independence Day weekend will act love rocket fuel for the nation’s surging outbreak.

Johns Hopkins counted 45,300 unique coronavirus infections in the U.S. on Saturday after three days wherein the day-to-day count reached as excessive as 54,500 unique conditions. The lower figure on Saturday doesn’t necessarily mean the problem in the U.S. is enhancing, because it may maybe maybe be due to reduced reporting on a national holiday.

The US has basically the most infections and virus-connected deaths on this planet, with 2.8 million conditions and nearly 130,000 lifeless, per the college. Experts divulge the upright toll of the pandemic is vastly greater, due to folks that died sooner than they were tested and ignored soft conditions.

To prove upright how steep basically the newest infection curve is in the U.S., the nation was reporting under 20,000 unique infections a day as lately as June 15.

No topic warnings by health experts to restrict gatherings, President Donald Trump went forward with a speech at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota on Friday and an evening of tribute and fireworks Saturday on the Nationwide Mall in Washington.


LONDON — After England’s hospitality sector, including pubs and restaurants, reopened for the first time in additional than three months, Successfully being Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that the mountainous majority of folks did “the simply factor.”

Early indications counsel that the reopening of pubs in England on Saturday did no longer overwhelm emergency products and services as many had feared in the lag-up to the ideal easing of the lockdown.

For basically the most half, folks regarded to abide by the foundations, though in some areas, the numbers out and about supposed it was very sophisticated to enact so.

John Apter, chair of the Police Federation, was on shift on Saturday evening, and said it was “crystal definite” that drunk folks struggled, or no longer well-known, social distancing principles.

Though the easing has been warmly welcomed by many, there are concerns the British authorities is being overly hasty in sanctioning the adjustments.

The U.Ample. has skilled one amongst the enviornment’s worst outbreaks to this level, with the respectable coronavirus demise toll of 44,198 is the third-absolute best on the support of the United States and Brazil.

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