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Last updated: August 13, 2020, 11:41 GMT

  • Total Cases

    5,360,488

    +54,531

  • Total Recovered

    2,813,125

    +57,517

  • Total Deaths

    169,135

    +1,386

The COVID-19, namely coronavirus is spreading at an alarming rate. Read on and get live updates including:

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State Cases New Cases Death
Georgia 209683 7407 4360
Florida 550893 13940 8764
Alabama 104786 1766 1882
Mississippi 69374 1725 1989
Idaho 26234 1006 251
Louisiana 134427 2348 4361
Tennessee 123489 2522 1274
Texas 528506 14416 9577
Nevada 58132 1110 999
Arkansas 50411 383 566
U.S. Virgin Islands 639 92 9
South Carolina 102974 1815 2144
California 594703 22570 10797
Oklahoma 45392 1430 627
North Dakota 7974 257 124
Puerto Rico 24074 1253 295
Missouri 63308 2463 1407
Arizona 189488 1867 4348
Iowa 49815 735 953
Wisconsin 66705 1278 1022
Kansas 32953 865 395
Indiana 78337 1603 3086
Illinois 200586 3260 7899
Nebraska 29244 548 359
Kentucky 38517 1778 809
North Carolina 139413 2356 2277
Utah 45181 700 355
Virginia 102521 1772 2352
Minnesota 62349 792 1724
Maryland 97959 1138 3612
Hawaii 3935 320 37
South Dakota 9815 152 147
Montana 5292 260 80
Washington, D.C. 12959 152 593
Ohio 104248 2517 3734
Alaska 4653 116 25
Washington 66859 1030 1788
Rhode Island 20129 195 1018
New Mexico 22816 372 695
Delaware 15765 131 592
Colorado 51744 640 1878
Michigan 98825 1353 6541
Oregon 22029 541 378
West Virginia 8008 254 153
Pennsylvania 125965 1696 7447
Massachusetts 121707 392 8751
Guam 1418 31 6
Wyoming 3086 44 29
New Jersey 187777 893 15885
New York 427419 1373 32384
Connecticut 50706 139 4450
New Hampshire 6887 47 420
Vermont 1478 16 58
Northern Mariana Islands 49 0 2
Maine 4070 21 126
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  • Last update 21 hour ago 08/13/2020Latest Source

    Disney’s CEO Is Scrapping Once-Sacred Businesses

    When Walt Disney Co. announced that it had closed more than 20 foreign TV channels last week, Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek looked like he was taking the knife to a big chunk of the company’s international audience. The move would have been unthinkable a few years ago. But Chapek -- less than six months after succeeding longtime CEO Bob Iger -- is using the Covid-19 crisis to transform Disney much faster than expected, all with an eye toward making the company an online juggernaut that reaches far more people worldwide. Besides scrapping the networks, he shut down a musical version of the animated film “Frozen” that opened with much fanfare on Broadway two years ago, closed a chain of English-language schools in China, and scaled back a $1 billion resort-technology project that has largely been replaced by a simple mobile-phone app. With the global pandemic crippling Disney’s theme-park, movie and TV businesses, Chapek’s first months atop the world’s largest entertainment company have been anything but a honeymoon. The broad-shouldered, 61-year-old Indiana native jumped in with characteristic zeal, making big changes to cope with the crisis and the tectonic forces reshaping the company’s core businesses. The decisions came large and small. Disney shuttered its theme parks in March, anchored its cruise ships and furloughed some 100,000 workers. Revenue slumped 42% last quarter, hurt by the closed businesses and loss of advertising sales at networks like ESPN and ABC. But the biggest strategic shift is unquestionably Disney’s push into online video. Chapek provided a clue to what was coming in June, when the company said it was removing the Disney Channel TV networks from pay-TV systems operated by Virgin Media and Sky in the U.K. and putting the programming on the new Disney+ streaming service instead.

  • Last update 1 day ago 08/12/2020Latest Source

    Big Brother Is Watching Traders at Home in the Coronavirus Era

    The pandemic has created an unexpected boom in one corner of finance: surveillance. As traders continue to work from home, banks are beefing up their efforts to monitor staff and root out any misconduct, according to NICE Actimize, which makes compliance, risk and financial-crime software. There’s been a surge of interest in advanced technology, such as machine learning, that can help employers catch unusual employee behavior, said Chris Wooten, an executive vice president at the company. “With employees shifting to remote work, there was an increase in both the types of communications to be monitored and the types of behavior that could raise concerns,” he said in an email. “We saw communications channels expand from what was traditionally just office phones and trading turrets, to include personal mobile phones and unified communications platforms such as Microsoft Teams.” Of 140 financial institutions surveyed by NICE Actimize, 76% of respondents said they expect monitoring and surveillance will increase over the next three years. Almost 20% said those measures would apply to all employees. “Clearly this reflects the investments that financial institutions are making now, or will be making in the future,” Wooten said.

  • Last update 1 day ago 08/12/2020Latest Source

    Trump’s WeChat Assault Endangers $280 Billion Tencent Rally

    It’s hard to overstate WeChat’s importance to Tencent Holdings Ltd. It’s the means through which Tencent introduces a billion people to games and other online content, funneling trillions of dollars in annual payments to brands from Apple Inc. to Walmart Inc. WeChat’s reach underpinned Tencent’s $280 billion gain in market value since a March 18 Covid-19 trough -- equivalent to one Samsung Electronics Co. and the fifth biggest dollar-gain on the planet over that period. Trump single-handedly stopped that rally cold. The U.S. President signed an executive order last week to ban U.S. entities from dealing with WeChat -- along with TikTok, ByteDance Ltd.’s viral video platform -- in 45 days. Confusion and uncertainty reigned as investors grappled with the vague edict. Tencent shed $66 billion over two days before it partly bounced back. Executives unfurling earnings Wednesday will seek to reassure the market it can withstand a White House campaign that’s already ensnared Huawei Technologies Co. and dozens of Chinese up-and-comers. A U.S. official clarified the sanction involves only the app and not its owner. But the sweeping language of Trump’s order -- which bars “transactions” with the Chinese company -- leaves the door open for the administration to extend it well beyond WeChat, dubbed Weixin locally. “The impact on valuation would be more severe if the implementation included banning all transactions of Chinese businesses of U.S. companies with Tencent as a whole, as this would also hurt Weixin, advertising in mainland China by U.S. affiliated firms, the international cloud business, the international gaming business, and so on,” Morningstar analyst Chelsey Tam wrote this week.

  • Last update 1 day ago 08/12/2020Latest Source

    Instagram Faces Lawsuit Over Illegal Harvesting of Biometrics

    Facebook Inc. is facing new allegations that it illegally harvests the biometric data of users, this time in a lawsuit that targets the company’s photo-sharing app Instagram. In the new lawsuit, filed Monday in state court in Redwood City, California, the company is accused of collecting, storing and profiting from the biometric data of more than 100 million Instagram users, without their knowledge or consent. The practice violates an Illinois privacy law that bars the unauthorized collection of biometric data, according to the lawsuit. Under the law a company can be forced to pay $1,000 per violation -- or $5,000 if it’s found to have acted recklessly or intentionally.

  • Last update 1 day ago 08/12/2020Latest Source

    Moderna, U.S. Reach Deal for 100 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

    Moderna Inc. reached a deal with the Trump administration to supply 100 million doses of its experimental vaccine for Covid-19, in a pact valued at up to $1.5 billion, the latest in a string of supply agreements the U.S. has reached to stockpile the most advanced vaccines in testing. Moderna, which is already receiving $955 million in government assistance to test the vaccine, will be selling the vaccine for roughly $15 a dose, or $30 for a two-dose regimen. The Trump administration has already reached supply agreements with several other vaccine front-runners. In July, it agreed to buy 100 million doses of a messenger RNA vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech SE for $1.95 billion, should the vaccine work in trials. And earlier this month, the federal government also reached a supply pact with Johnson & Johnson for the company to provide 100 million doses of its vaccine for over $1 billion. While Pfizer’s price is slightly more than what Moderna will get on a per-dose basis, Pfizer hasn’t received government money for testing its vaccine. Moderna will manufacture the vaccine as clinical trials continue, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “Today’s investment represents the next step in supporting this vaccine candidate all the way from early development by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health, through clinical trials, and now large-scale manufacturing, with the potential to bring hundreds of millions of safe and effective doses to the American people,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said in the statement.

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