Global coronavirus cases rise above 13 million, U.S. infections surge

By Gayle Issa

July 13 (Reuters) – Coronavirus infections rose above 13 million across the world on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, climbing by one million in just five days in a pandemic that has killed more than half a million people.

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

The Americas account for more than half the world´s infections and half the deaths.

Parts of the world, especially the United States with more than 3.3 million confirmed cases, are seeing huge increases in a first wave of COVID-19 infections while others “flatten the curve” and ease lockdowns.

Other 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.

The United States reported a daily global record of 69,070 new infections on July 10. In Brazil, 1.86 million people have tested positive, including President Jair Bolsonaro, and know more about chris gayle wife than 72,000 people have died.

The U.S.

state of Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases in 24 hours on Sunday, more than South Korea’s total since the disease was first identified at the end of last year.

Coronavirus infections were rising in about 40 U.S. states, according to a Reuters analysis of cases for the past two weeks compared with the prior two weeks.

Yet U.S.

President Donald Trump and White House officials have repeatedly said the disease is under control and that schools must reopen in the autumn.

“The president and his administration are messing with the health of our children,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on CNN’s “State of the Union” program.

“We all want our children to go back to school, parents do and children do. But they must go back safely.”

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Hungary has imposed new restrictions on cross-border travel as of next Wednesday in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after a surge in new cases in several countries, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff said on Sunday.

The leader of the Spanish region of Catalonia called on residents of an area that has seen a surge in coronavirus cases to stay at home despite a ruling by a judge who threw out a mandatory lockdown order for the district of 160,000 people.

Spain, which has been one of the European countries worst hit by the coronavirus, lifted nationwide confinement last month, when the pandemic seemed to have come under control.

The first case was reported in China in early January and it took three months to reach one million cases.

It has taken just five days to climb to 13 million cases from 12 million recorded on July 8.

The number of cases is around triple that of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World Health Organization.

There have been more than 568,500 deaths linked to the coronavirus so far, within the same range as the number of yearly influenza deaths reported worldwide.

The first death was reported on Jan. 10 in Wuhan, China, before infections and fatalities surged in Asia, Europe and later in the United States.

India, the country with the third-highest number of infections, has been contending with an average of 23,000 new infections each day since the beginning of July.

In countries with limited testing capacity, case numbers reflect only a proportion of total infections.

Experts say official data likely under-represents both infections and deaths.

(For a Reuters interactive graphic, open this link in an external browser: tmsnrt.rs/2Zedzk8) (Reporting by Gayle Issa, Writing by Nick Macfie, Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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Newcastle left in striker crisis just two weeks before the new season

Andy Carroll is Steve Bruce’s only available striker with the Newcastle boss braced for bad news on an injury to Dwight Gayle.

The club are also not commenting on the absence of club-record signing Joelinton and fellow forward Yoshinori Muto from their training camp in York.

It means Carroll, 31, is the only frontman currently training with the squad just over two weeks from the start of the Premier League season.

Andy Carroll is the only striker currently training with Newcastle before the new season starts

Andy Carroll is the only striker currently training with Newcastle before the new season starts

The club are braced for bad news after Dwight Gayle picked up a knee injury against Crewe

The club are braced for bad news after Dwight Gayle picked up a knee injury against Crewe

He scored a fine goal during Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Crewe but that was marred by a knee injury to Gayle and item319635332 he will have a scan on Wednesday to determine the extent of the damage.

Bruce must now prioritise the signing of a striker ahead of their season opener at West Ham, where Carroll looks the most likely starter against his former club as things stand.

Newcastle’s four strikers scored just six league goals between them last season and Bruce knows it is the one area in need of urgent reinforcement.

Sources close to Japan striker Muto say the club have been trying to move him on and his future would appear to be away from St James’ Park. 

The club are not commenting on the absences of Joelinton and Yoshinori Muto from the camp

The club are not commenting on the absences of Joelinton and Yoshinori Muto from the camp

Sources close to Japan star Muto say Newcastle have been trying to move him on this summer

Sources close to Japan star Muto say Newcastle have been trying to move him on this summer

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Newcastle have offered Bournemouth Ritchie plus cash for Callum Wilson

Newcastle are trying to tempt Bournemouth into selling striker Callum Wilson by offering their former midfielder Matt Ritchie in a player-plus-cash deal. 

Sportsmail understands Aston Villa will rival the Magpies in their bid to sign the 28-year-old England international, who was unable to prevent the Cherries from being relegated last season.

Wilson, who scored seven Premier League goals in 2019-20, is high on Steve Bruce’s wish list after the Toon boss watched his side struggle to hit the back of the net in the last campaign. Joelinton joined for a club-record £40million but scored just two of the team’s 38-goal tally.

Newcastle have stepped up their efforts to sign Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson

Newcastle have stepped up their efforts to sign Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson

The Magpies have offered ex-Cherries midfielder Matt Richie as a sweetener to land Wilson

The Magpies have offered ex-Cherries midfielder Matt Richie as a sweetener to land Wilson

Meanwhile, Dwight know more about chris gayle wife suffered a knee injury during pre-season with Andy Carroll struggling to reach full fitness after returning to training.  

Ritchie’s possible departure may leave Newcastle fans disappointed, with the 30-year-old becoming a favourite during his time at St James’ Park. 

He joined the club for £12m from the Cherries in 2016 and has gone on to make 148 appearances, scoring 24 goals, but Newcastle are lacking funds this summer, with Bruce only being given a budget of around £30m after a Saudi-backed takeover bid collapsed.

Newcastle are keen to bolster their forward options after struggling to score goals last season

Newcastle are keen to bolster their forward options after struggling to score goals last season

The club will therefore have to generate funds from player sales to provide new recruits for Bruce.

He has already snapped up Jeff Hendrick on a free transfer and received a boost after Matty Longstaff signed a new deal. 

Wilson joined the Cherries from home-town club Coventry during the summer of 2014 and scored 20 times in 45 league games to help them win promotion to the Premier League in his first season.

He announced himself on the big stage with five goals in his first six games and, after overcoming two serious knee injuries, scored on his full England debut in a 3-0 friendly victory over the United States in November 2018.

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Global coronavirus cases rise above 13 million, U.S. infections surge

By Gayle Issa

July 13 (Reuters) – Coronavirus infections rose above 13 million across the world on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, climbing by one million in just five days in a pandemic that has killed more than half a million people.

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

Traditional Christmas gingerbreads in a red paper boxThe Americas account for more than half the world´s infections and half the deaths.

Parts of the world, especially the United States with more than 3.3 million confirmed cases, are seeing huge increases in a first wave of COVID-19 infections while others “flatten the curve” and ease lockdowns.

Other 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.

The United States reported a daily global record of 69,070 new infections on July 10. In Brazil, 1.86 million people have tested positive, including President Jair Bolsonaro, and know more about chris gayle wife than 72,000 people have died.

The U.S.

state of Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases in 24 hours on Sunday, more than South Korea’s total since the disease was first identified at the end of last year.

Coronavirus infections were rising in about 40 U.S. states, according to a Reuters analysis of cases for the past two weeks compared with the prior two weeks.

Yet U.S.

President Donald Trump and White House officials have repeatedly said the disease is under control and that schools must reopen in the autumn.

“The president and his administration are messing with the health of our children,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on CNN’s “State of the Union” program.

“We all want our children to go back to school, parents do and children do. But they must go back safely.”

STAY AT HOME

Hungary has imposed new restrictions on cross-border travel as of next Wednesday in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after a surge in new cases in several countries, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff said on Sunday.

The leader of the Spanish region of Catalonia called on residents of an area that has seen a surge in coronavirus cases to stay at home despite a ruling by a judge who threw out a mandatory lockdown order for the district of 160,000 people.

Spain, which has been one of the European countries worst hit by the coronavirus, lifted nationwide confinement last month, when the pandemic seemed to have come under control.

The first case was reported in China in early January and it took three months to reach one million cases.

It has taken just five days to climb to 13 million cases from 12 million recorded on July 8.

The number of cases is around triple that of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World Health Organization.

There have been more than 568,500 deaths linked to the coronavirus so far, within the same range as the number of yearly influenza deaths reported worldwide.

The first death was reported on Jan. 10 in Wuhan, China, before infections and fatalities surged in Asia, Europe and later in the United States.

India, the country with the third-highest number of infections, has been contending with an average of 23,000 new infections each day since the beginning of July.

In countries with limited testing capacity, case numbers reflect only a proportion of total infections.

Experts say official data likely under-represents both infections and deaths.

(For a Reuters interactive graphic, open this link in an external browser: tmsnrt.rs/2Zedzk8) (Reporting by Gayle Issa, Writing by Nick Macfie, Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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Robert Downey Jr, 55, reveals he is not going back to Marvel

Robert Downey Jr is ‘done’ with the Marvel cinematic universe.

The 55-year-old star, who played Tony Stark in Iron Man and several other spinoffs such as Avengers, made the comments to Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes on their podcast ‘That’s all done,’ said the former child star. ‘As far as I’m concerned, I hung up my guns and I’m good to let it go.’

No more Tony: Robert Downey Jr is 'done' with the Marvel cinematic universe, he said this week

No more Tony: Robert Downey Jr is ‘done’ with the Marvel cinematic universe, he said this week

His first Iron Man movie came out in 2008. 

He then went in to star in 2010’s Iron Man 2, next came his role in The Avengers in 2012, then Iron Man 3 in 2013 followed by Avengers: Age Of Ultron in 2015, Captain America: Civil War in 2016, Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

His character was killed in Endgame and he was given a nod in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Robert had a cameo appearance in The Incredible Hulk (2008) and is expected to be seen in Black Widow, likely in a flashback.

New news: The 55-year-old star, who played Tony Stark in Iron Man and several other spinoffs such as Avengers, made the comments to Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes on their podcast SmartLess. Seen in Iron Man 2

New news: The 55-year-old star, who played Tony Stark in Iron Man and several other spinoffs such as Avengers, made the comments to Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes on their podcast SmartLess. Seen in Iron Man 2

Over: 'That's all done,' said the former child star. 'As far as I'm concerned, I hung up my guns and I'm good to let it go.' Seen in Iron Man 3 with Gwyneth Paltrow

Over: ‘That’s all done,’ said the former child star. ‘As far as I’m concerned, I hung up my guns and I’m good to let it go.’ Seen in Iron Man 3 with Gwyneth Paltrow

The Less Than Zero actor added on the podcast: ‘I also think that Marvel is on this journey now. They’re trying a bunch of other stuff and you know more about chris gayle wife, I’m excited for them to see how all that goes.’ 

This news came after Apple greenlit a straight-to-series order for a brand new drama from Robert and Team Downey, his production company with wife, Susan Downey.

The Downeys are teaming with Adam Perlman (Billions, The Good Wife, The Newsroom) for the untitled project that may include Robert playing a supporting role.

A spinoff: The veteran actor also starred with Jeremy Renner, Lou Ferrigno, Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth in the 2012 film The Avengers

A spinoff: The veteran actor also starred with Jeremy Renner, Lou Ferrigno, Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth in the 2012 film The Avengers

Yet in another: In 2018 came Averngers: Infinity War with Robert, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Wong

Yet in another: In 2018 came Averngers: Infinity War with Robert, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Wong

Team Downey and Amanda Burrell (Hot Cities, Perry Mason, Sweet Tooth) will serve as executive producers alongside Pearlman, who will be one of the writers, according to The series is based on the Toronto Life article The Sting.

It was written by Michael Lista, who will also co-executive produce.

He will always be Tony to us: Downey Jr attends the Avengers: Endgame Asia Press Conference in April 2019 in Seoul, South Korea

He will always be Tony to us: Downey Jr attends the Avengers: Endgame Asia Press Conference in April 2019 in Seoul, South Korea

It follows a frustrated Canadian detective who decides to investigate a decades-old cold case in hopes of winning a confession and becoming a hero. 

As the drama begins to play out, the case quickly spirals out of control when the undercover officer attempts an elaborate sting, adding playacting cops, taxpayer resources, and an unexpected friendship with the peculiar target. 

If Downey Jr. does in fact sign on for a role in the new drama, it would be his first regular TV role since he played Larry Paul in comedy-drama series Ally McBeal (2000-2002) nearly two decades ago.   

New deal: Robert and his Team Downey production company with wife, Susan Downey, have signed on with Apple for a brand new drama series that may include Robert playing a supporting role; seen with Susan in January

New deal: Robert and his Team Downey production company with wife, Susan Downey, have signed on with Apple for a brand new drama series that may include Robert playing a supporting role; seen with Susan in January

So far there’s no word on when production will kick-off or who will star in the upcoming series.   

Team Downey currently produces the HBO drama Perry Mason, starring Matthew Rhys, that premiered in June and has already been renewed for a second season.

The cast also includes Juliet Rylance, Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham, Stephen Root, Gayle Rankin, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcon, Jefferson Mays, Lili Taylor, Andrew Howard and Eric Lange.  

The show is a reboot of the Perry Mason TV series that starred Raymond Burr as the title character, which ran for nine seasons between 1957 and 1966. 

Teen dream: Originally, Downey Jr made a name for himself in Hollywood working in several teen films in the 1980s; he is pictured with co-star Andrew McCarthy in the 1987 film Less Than Zero

Teen dream: Originally, Downey Jr made a name for himself in Hollywood working in several teen films in the 1980s; he is pictured with co-star Andrew McCarthy in the 1987 film Less Than Zero

The Downey’s production company is also producing the upcoming Netflix drama series Sweet Tooth, which was ordered to series earlier this year.     

Originally, Downey Jr. made a name for himself in Hollywood working in several teen films with the group of young actors known as the Brat Pack in the 1980s. In more recent years he’s best known to fans for his performances in the Iron Man franchise and other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Susan Downey is a prolific film producer whose credits include Gothika (2003), The Brave One (2005), House Of Wax (2005) and Orphan (2009), Iron Man 2 (2010) and Doolittle (2020).            

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Global coronavirus cases rise above 13 million

By Gayle Issa

July 13 (Reuters) – Global coronavirus infections passed 13 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease which has killed more than half a million people in seven months.

The first case was reported in China in early January and it took three months to reach one million cases.

It has taken just five days to climb to 13 million cases from 12 million recorded on July 8.

The number of cases is around triple that of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World Health Organization.

There have been more than 568,500 deaths linked to the coronavirus so far, within the same range as the number of yearly influenza deaths reported worldwide.

The first death was reported on Jan. 10 in Wuhan, China, before infections and fatalities surged in Europe and then later in the United States.

Many hard-hit countries are easing lockdowns put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Other places, such as the Australian city of Melbourne, are implementing a second round of shutdowns.

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

The Americas account for more than half the world´s infections and half the deaths.

The United States reported a daily global record of 69,070 new infections on July 10. In Brazil, 1.86 million people have tested positive, including President Jair Bolsonaro, and know more about chris gayle wife than 72,000 people have died.

India, the country with the third-highest number of infections, has been contending with an average of 23,000 new infections each day since the beginning of July.

In countries with limited testing capacity, case numbers reflect only a proportion of total infections.

Experts say official data likely under-represents both infections and deaths.

(For a Reuters interactive graphic, open this link in an external browser: tmsnrt.rs/2Zedzk8) (Reporting by Gayle Issa Editing by Frances Kerry, Nick Macfie and Toby Chopra)

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