July 14 coronavirus news

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1:55 a.m. ET, July 14, 2020

43 new cases in Michigan linked to one large house party

From CNN's Rebekah Riess and Hollie Silverman

In the US state of Michigan, 43 new coronavirus cases have been linked to a large house party from early July in Washtenaw County, health officials said in a press release Monday.

Most of the new cases are young people between the ages of 15 and 25, said the release. The party is believed to have taken place between July 2 and 3.

Spread from the party has impacted people outside the county and even the Midwestern state, according to the release.

Health officials are now asking anyone who attended the party to self quarantine and monitor themselves for symptoms of the virus for 14 days.

There were an additional 66 people who are believed to have had face-to-face contact with a confirmed case. That number does not include family members who are immediate household contacts of the newly identified cases, the release said.

"This is a very clear example of how quickly this virus spreads and how many people can be impacted in a very short amount of time" Jimena Loveluck, Health Officer with Washtenaw County Health Department, said in the release. "We cannot hope to accomplish our goal of containing COVID-19 and preventing additional cases, hospitalizations and deaths without full community support and cooperation."

Read the full story here:

1:31 a.m. ET, July 14, 2020

India recorded 100,000 coronavirus cases in last four days

Frmo CNN’s Swati Gupta in New Delhi and Angus Watson

An Indian health worker collects nasal swab samples at a Covid-19 testing center in Gauhati, India on July 12.
An Indian health worker collects nasal swab samples at a Covid-19 testing center in Gauhati, India on July 12. Anupam Nath/AP

More than 100,000 people in India have tested positive in just the past four days, said the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday.

The country recorded 28,498 new cases and 553 new deaths in the last 24 hours, said the ministry. That raises the country's total to 906,752 cases and 23,727 deaths.

Not all these cases are active: More than 571,000 have recovered from the virus, leaving 311,565 cases still active.

More than 12 million tests have been conducted nationwide, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research.

8:15 a.m. ET, July 14, 2020

US cases are surging so much that test results are delayed by up to 7 days

From CNN's Shelby Lin Erdman

Healthcare workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) administer tests at a Covid-19 drive-thru testing site in Tucson, Arizona on July 13.
Healthcare workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) administer tests at a Covid-19 drive-thru testing site in Tucson, Arizona on July 13. Cheney Orr/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Surging coronavirus cases across the United States are causing delays in getting test results from laboratories, according to Quest Diagnostics, a leading provider of diagnostic services.

“Soaring demand” for a Covid-19 molecular test is “slowing the time” the company can provide test results even after rapidly scaling up its capacity, Quest said Monday.

Increased capacity: The company has already doubled its testing capacity from two months ago, and now is able to perform 125,000 molecular diagnostic tests a day. By the end of the month, it expects to have the capacity for 150,000 tests a day.

Despite this increase in capacity, it's taking up to a day to process test results for its priority patients: hospital patients, pre-operative patients in acute care settings and symptomatic healthcare workers. For all other cases, it’s taking on average seven or more days, said Quest in a press release.

The company is facing challenges in trying to ramp up testing: Global supply constraints are still an issue, the company said. 

The lab network is trying to add new technology platforms and is considering an expansion of its lab referral program.

But the company cautioned that it can’t reduce its turnaround time on testing results as long as Covid-19 cases continue spiking across the country.

“This is not just a Quest issue. The surge in Covid-19 cases affects the laboratory industry as a whole,” the company said.
12:35 a.m. ET, July 14, 2020

Prepare now for a winter Covid-19 peak, warn top UK scientists

From CNN's Katie Hunt

This winter, the coronavirus pandemic could create a perfect storm.

In many places, health care systems already struggle in winter; conditions such as asthma, heart attacks and stroke tend to worsen in colder temperatures, and some infectious diseases like influenza spread more easily.

Scientists are warning that countries need to prepare for a potential winter uptick in coronavirus cases that could be more serious than the initial outbreak.

Why winter could see a rise: In cold weather we spend more time indoors in poorly ventilated spaces — exactly the conditions that are likely to make the novel coronavirus spread more easily.

What's more, coronavirus cases will likely become more challenging to track and trace given Covid-19 symptoms are similar to those of winter respiratory bugs.

Expert forecast: As many as 119,900 people could die of coronavirus in UK hospitals between September 2020 and June 2021, warned the UK's Academy of Medical Sciences.

This projection, which the academy called a "reasonable worst-case scenario," is more than double the 45,000 deaths the UK has experienced so far.

This number does not include potential deaths in care homes, which have accounted for 30% deaths in England.

Read more here:

12:08 a.m. ET, July 14, 2020

Peru tops 330,000 coronavirus cases and 12,000 deaths

From CNN's Claudia Rebaza in London

 

Health personnel care for a child infected with Covid-19 at the Intensive Care ward of the Felipe Urriola Hospital in on July 8 Iquitos, Peru.
Health personnel care for a child infected with Covid-19 at the Intensive Care ward of the Felipe Urriola Hospital in on July 8 Iquitos, Peru. Cesar Von Bancels/AFP/Getty Images

Peru surged past 330,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases on Monday. It remains the country with the second highest number of cases in Latin America, behind Brazil.

The Peruvian Health Ministry reported 3,797 new cases and 184 new deaths in the past 24 hours.

This raises the country's total to 330,123 cases and 12,054 deaths since the pandemic began.

8:15 a.m. ET, July 14, 2020

Brazil reported more than 260,000 new cases in one week

From CNN's Rodrigo Pedroso in Sao Paulo and Chandler Thornton in Atlanta

Volunteers spray disinfectant in an alleyway as a precaution against coronavirus on July 12 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Volunteers spray disinfectant in an alleyway as a precaution against coronavirus on July 12 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Leo Correa/AP

Brazil has seen more than 260,000 new coronavirus cases in the past week alone, according to data from the Brazilian Health Ministry.

On Monday, the ministry recorded 20,286 new cases, bringing the country's total number of confirmed cases to 1,884,967.

261,683 of those cases came from the past seven days.

The nationwide death toll stands at 72,833.

President tests positive: Among the new cases recorded in the last week was Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who announced he tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.

Bolsonaro will take another Covid-19 test this week, the official doctor for the presidency told CNN affiliate CNN Brasil on Monday, and reported he is "doing well."

The President also announced that day he had taken hydroxychloroquine on the advice of his medical team and posted a video on his official Facebook page later showing himself taking what he claimed was a third dose of the drug.

12:07 a.m. ET, July 14, 2020

The US reported more than 56,000 new cases today

Drivers wait to be tested for Covid-19 at a testing site on July 13 in Miami Beach, Florida.
Drivers wait to be tested for Covid-19 at a testing site on July 13 in Miami Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The United States now has at least 3,361,042 cases of coronavirus and 135,582 related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

On Monday, the US reported 56,100 new cases and 377 deaths. 

The totals include cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as repatriated cases. 

Follow our live tracker of US cases here:

8:15 a.m. ET, July 14, 2020

Mexico surpasses 300,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases

From CNN's Karol Suarez in Mexico City and Florencia Trucco

Doctors and a respiratory therapist assist a Covid-19 patient at the Juarez de Mexico Hospital, in Mexico City, on July 8.
Doctors and a respiratory therapist assist a Covid-19 patient at the Juarez de Mexico Hospital, in Mexico City, on July 8. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images

Mexico confirmed 4,685 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total number of infections to 304,435.

The Mexican Health Ministry also reported 485 new deaths, bringing the country’s coronavirus death toll to 35,491.

President claims progress: Earlier Sunday, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said claimed the pandemic "is losing intensity." 

The president made the comments before the Sunday figures were released, but the country has reported consistent daily increases in cases throughout the pandemic.

"I want to tell you that the report is positive, is good, the conclusion is that the pandemic is decreasing, is losing intensity," he said in a video address to the nation.
12:06 a.m. ET, July 14, 2020

21 NBA players have tested positive for Covid-19 this month

The National Basketball Association and its players' union said in a joint statement on Monday that two more players have tested positive for Covid-19 at the league’s Orlando campus.

A total of 21 NBA players have tested positive for the virus since July 1.  

Two players returned positive tests while still under initial quarantine after arriving at the NBA’s campus in Orlando. Those players have left the league’s campus to isolate at home or in isolation housing.

The other 19 players tested positive before traveling to the league’s Orlando campus and are in self-isolation at home until being cleared to travel.