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Weekly Coronavirus Report: What Happened Today

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

Around the World:

  • The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in New York reached 151,598, more than any country except the United States.

  • Indonesia reported its biggest daily jump in coronavirus deaths, bringing the country’s total number of fatalities to 280, with 3,293 total confirmed cases.

  • Another 6.6 million American workers filed first-time unemployment claims for the week ending April 4, bringing the cumulative total to 16 million over the past three weeks.

  • The second coronavirus vaccine trial began in the U.S.

  • Georgia delayed its presidential primary again until June 9. It had been scheduled for March 24 originally and was first pushed back until May 19.

  • New York reported 799 deaths from coronavirus in one day, its highest daily toll yet in the pandemic, bringing the state’s total number of fatalities to 7,067.

  • Pennsylvania emerged as a coronavirus hotspot after a surge in new cases. The state reported a total of 18,228 cases statewide and 338 deaths.

  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved out of the intensive care unit but remained hospitalized.

  • California saw its first daily decrease in intensive care hospitalizations during the coronavirus outbreak, in addition to declines in the rate of all virus hospitalizations.

  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended indefinitely the government's March 14 no-sail order for cruise ships.

  • Spain extended state of emergency measures until April 26.

Sources: The COVID Tracking Project and NBC News


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