There are now at least 4,536,240 cases of coronavirus in the US and 152,878 people have died from the virus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

On Friday at 3:15 p.m. ET, Johns Hopkins reported 41,225 new cases and 823 reported deaths.

Texas has reported 8,839 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 420,946 in the state.

The state also reported 295 Covid-19-related deaths, bringing the total number to 6,569.

Texas’ health department recently reported that it had “improved” its Covid-19 fatality reporting. Texas Covid-19 fatalities are now counted from death certificates instead of local reports.

A total of 9,005 people have died from the coronavirus in California since the start of the pandemic, with 96 additional deaths being reported on Friday.

Arkansas reported 752 new coronavirus cases Friday for a total of 42,511 statewide. Arkansas also added 11 new deaths for a total of 453.

Missouri’s health department reported 1,489 new Covid-19 positive cases on Friday. The department has reported more than 1,000 positive cases each of the past 11 days.

Florida on Friday marked the fourth consecutive day it reported a record number of Covid-19 deaths in the state. The 257 deaths reported Friday was the highest one-day tally Florida has reported during the pandemic.

But the cases are not just rising in the United States.

Brazil reported 52,383 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s total to 2,662,485, its health ministry announced Friday. This is the third consecutive day Brazil reported more than 50,000 new Covid-19 cases. In addition, the ministry announced 1,212 new fatalities related to the virus, raising the total death toll to 92,475.

There were 292,527 new Covid-19 cases reported to the World Health Organization in the last 24 hours, according to a situation report published Friday. The total number of cases that have been reported to WHO from around the globe is now 17,106,007.

This growing pandemic has major negative implications for the entire global economy and GDP numbers around the planet.

Erik Nielsen, chief economist at UniCredit Group, says he is most worried about the United States and emerging markets as he examines the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Francine Lacqua on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IThGVeByfw0

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