The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 14th, 2020 morning edition

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(Reuters) - The number of coronavirus infections around the world hit 13 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, climbing by a million in just five days.

Reuters’ global tally, which is based on government reports, shows the disease accelerating fastest in Latin America.

Some places, such as the Australian city of Melbourne and Leicester in England, are implementing a second round of shutdowns.

Chinese-ruled Hong Kong, albeit with a low 1,522 cases, is to tighten social distancing measures again amid growing worries about a third wave.

In Brazil, 1.86 million people have tested positive, including President Jair Bolsonaro, and more than 72,000 people have died.

After the first cases were reported in China around the new year, it took three months to reach one million cases.

But it has taken just five days to climb to 13 million cases from 12 million. »

California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Orders Indoor Service At All Restaurants, Bars, Movie Theaters In State To Close Again; No End Date Given

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“We’re continuing to see hospitalizations rise and we continue to see an increase in the rate of positivity in the state,” the governor said.

“We’re staring to see in some rural parts of the state an increase in ICU use,” said the governor.

Newsom on Thursday had announced a record number of daily deaths in the state from COVID-19, with 149 lives lost over the past 24 hours. »

Federal judge rules women can get abortion pill without doctor visits

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“Particularly in light of the limited timeframe during which a medication abortion or any abortion must occur, such infringement on the right to an abortion would constitute irreparable harm,” the judge wrote in his 80-page decision.

READ MORE: Doctors sue to block FDA abortion pill rule during pandemic.

The judge said the federal case would not eliminate any state’s ability to continue to regulate medication abortion “above and beyond” the FDA’s requirements. »

Trump complains Biden and Obama stopped coronavirus testing even though it didn't exist during their administration

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Trump held a press conference Monday where he was asked to explain why he constantly blames surging COVID-19 case counts on more testing.

"We have one of the lowest mortality rates anywhere," Trump falsely said Monday when asked how the U.S. will stop COVID-19 spread.

"Biden and Obama stopped their testing," Trump then said, referring to former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden. »