Around the World Today:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott paused reopening the state after Texas recorded the most daily deaths since May 20 and hospitals were inundated with “an explosion” of COVID-19 cases.
Israel has reported 668 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 6,000 with 47 in serious condition and 29 on ventilators. A total of 186 have been hospitalized and 16,007 have recovered.
Malaysia has reported 4 new cases, bringing the number of active cases to 208 with two in intensive care. There are a total of 8,600 cases. 40 patients have recovered, bringing the total number of recovered to 8,271.
New Zealand has reported three new cases, bringing the number of active cases to 13. There are a total of 1,519 cases (1,169 confirmed and 350 probable cases). One person recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,484. The death toll remains 22. All three new cases resulted from overseas travel; with two in Christchurch and one in Rotorua.
Miami Heat player Derrick Jones Jr. tests positive for the virus.
Singapore has reported 113 new cases, bringing the total to 42,736.
Ukraine sets a new record for daily cases at 994 and reports 16 new deaths. The totals are now 40,008 cases and 1,067 lethal outcomes. Additionally, 17,758 patients have recovered overall.
Sources: The COVID Tracking Project, NBC News, and The World Health Organization