The death toll from COVID-19 continues to surge in the United States, where it has passed 110,000. This includes nearly 600 frontline healthcare workers, according to a new report by The Guardian. According to CNN, over the past hours alone there have been 30,000 new infections and 700 deaths. In Arizona, some hospitals are on the verge of running out of intensive care unit beds as the number of COVID patients has reached a new high.
Meanwhile, New York City begins to reopen today after 78 days of lockdown. More than 21,000 people have died in the city from COVID.
In other news, President Trump on Friday visited a factory in Maine making medical swabs for COVID testing. Trump did not wear a mask while on the factory floor. The factory owner later said all swabs made during Trump’s visit will be discarded.