CORONA CASES IN USA-JUNE 8
Last updated: June 08, 2020, 08:54 GMT
Corona virus Cases:
More than 1,953,100 people in the United States have been infected with the corona virus and at least 110,400 have died, according to a New York Times database. This map shows where the number of new cases is rising and where it is falling in the last 14 days.
The statewide thresholds to enter phase one include having less than 200 people admitted to hospitals per day, to have under 375 intensive care unit patients across the city, and to have less than 15% of city residents testing positive for Covid-19.
As tens of thousands of people defied lock down restrictions to protest George Floyd’s death on Saturday, the number of corona virus deaths in the United States surpassed 110,000 Saturday, according to NBC News’ accounting of virus data.
Elsewhere India reported 9,971 new cases Sunday in another biggest single-day spike and has now surpassed Spain as the fifth hardest-hit by the pandemic with 246,628 confirmed cases and 6,929 fatalities.
Fears continue to mount over the growing number of cases in Latin America, particularly Brazil where almost 673,000 cases have been recorded and over 36,000 people have died, according to John Hopkins University data.
Voter disapproval of Donald Trump’s handling of the George Floyd protests and the Covid-19 pandemic, plus the accompanying economic meltdown, have undoubtedly hurt the president’s re-election chances.
Things are looking bad for Trump right now. His job approval rating has dipped sharply in recent days. Based on an average of 12 polls taken since 25 May the day Floyd was killed, it stands at about 43%, with 54% disapproving.
Trump’s loyalist “base” is said to comprise 25-30% of voters. The remainder of the 46% who backed him in 2016 will not necessarily do so again. There are signs that key voter groups are less committed – or more fiercely opposed.
A recent survey of white Christian evangelicals showed a 15% drop in support for Trump support. Among white Catholics, it dropped by 27%.Many white suburban women deserted the Republicans in the 2018 mid-terms.
Yet Trump has been written off before. He has the advantage of incumbency and an enormous war chest. He plays dirty. By autumn, the economy may have revived, and the pandemic subsided. And gaffe-prone Biden carries much baggage.
One thing is certain: he’s a long way from beaten.