(NEW YORK) -- Here are today's In Crisis headlines:
Medical expert testifies George Floyd died from lack of oxygen
A medical expert in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin testified Thursday that George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen that damaged his brain and caused his heart to stop. Dr. Martin Tobin, a lung and critical care specialist from Chicago, testified that Floyd's breathing was too shallow to take in enough oxygen while he was pinned on his stomach with his hands cuffed behind his back for nine-and-a-half minutes.Â Â His testimony came a day after a use-of-force expert said Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd's neck area the entire time that he was pinned. Â Defense attorney Eric Nelson suggested Thursday that Dr. Tobin was âMonday-morning quarterbackingâ the incident, saying the expert "had the luxury of slowing things down." The defense also suggested that Floyd's low oxygen could have been from the drugs found in his system. Tobin disagreed, saying Floyd would have showed a slowed respiratory rate if fentanyl was affecting his breathing, saying that isnât seen in the videos. Â Testimony continues today, with the prosecution saying they expect to call to the stand the medical examiner who performed the autopsy on George Floyd last year.
Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at age 99
Prince Philip, husband to Queen Elizabeth II of England, has died at age 99.Â A statement from Buckingham Palace said: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."Â The statement added, âThe Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."Â Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II married in 1947 and marked their 73rd wedding anniversary on Nov. 20, 2020.Â He retired from official royal duties in August 2017, and was hospitalized in February for a pre-existing heart condition and an infection, according to Buckingham Palace.Â He was discharged March 16.Â In addition to his wife the Queen and their four children, Prince Philip is survived by eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Here's the latest data on COVID-19 coronavirus infections, deaths and vaccinations.
Latest reported COVID-19 numbers globally per Johns Hopkins University
Global diagnosed cases: 134,094,356
Global deaths: 2,905,097.Â The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 560,115.
Number of countries/regions: at least 192
Total patients recovered globally: 76,218,897
Latest reported COVID-19 numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 31,003,199 reported cases in 50 states + the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.Â This is more than in any other country.
U.S. deaths: at least 560,115.Â California has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 60,129.
U.S. total people tested: 403,673,907
The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in California, with 3,690,031 confirmed cases out of a total state population of 39.51 million.Â This ranks second in the world after England, which has 3,821,151 cases.Â Texas is second in the U.S., with 2,819,729 confirmed cases out of a total state population of 29 million.
Latest reported COVID-19 vaccination numbers in the United States
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports a total of 229,398,685 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been distributed in the U.S.Â Of those, 174,879,716 doses have been administered, with 112,046,611 people receiving at least one dose and 66,203,123 people fully vaccinated, representing 33.7% and 19.9% of the total U.S. population, respectively. The Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines each require two doses to be effective.Â The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires a single dose to be effective.
COVID-19 death toll in US now more than 560,000
The death toll from COVID-19 in the United States is now more than 560,000 people.Â The latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of Friday morning puts the total number of reported deaths at 560,115.Â It was six weeks ago that the U.S. recorded 500,000 deaths, just over a year after the first U.S. COVID-19 case was reported, on January 21, 2020.Â The U.S. continues to report more COVID-19 deaths than any other country, accounting for just over 19% of global fatalities. Â The latest deaths forecast by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that a total of 568,000 to 588,000 COVID-19 fatalities will be reported by the week ending May 1.
One-third of US population has now received COVID-19 vaccine
At least one-third of all people living in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Â The CDC reports 112,046,611 people have received at least one vaccine dose, representing approximately 33.7% of the total population.Â Those numbers increase significantly among older adults, with 76.9% of the population aged 65 and older having received at least one vaccination, and 58.4% of that demographic now fully vaccinated.Â Even with the race to vaccinate the population, there have been at least 259,000 U.S. deaths from COVID-19 since immunizations began in mid-December.
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