(NEW YORK) -- Here are today's In Crisis headlines:
Fewer-than-expected 266K jobs added in March; unemployment rate now 6.1%
Another 266,000 jobs were added to the U.S. labor force in April as the U.S. economy continues to recover from the pandemic, but that number is far lower than the one million new jobs economists were expecting.Â Data released Friday morning from the Bureau of Labor Statistics also shows 146,000 fewer jobs were added in March that initially reported -- 770,000 as opposed to 916,000.Â That bumped the unemployment rate slightly higher to 6.1% in April, compared to 6% in March.Â Most of the new jobs were in leisure and hospitality, other services, and local government education, while jobs were lost in temporary help services, and in courier and messenger businesses.Â
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: 156,153,255
Global deaths: 3,258,514.Â The United States has the most deaths of any single country, with 580,063.
Number of countries/regions: at least 192
Total patients recovered globally: 92,395,247
Latest reported COVID-19 numbers in the United States per Johns Hopkins University
There are at least 32,605,487 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 580,063.Â California has the greatest number of reported deaths in the U.S., with 62,154.
U.S. total people tested: 441,261,708
The greatest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is in California, with 3,753,173 confirmed cases out of a total state population of 39.51 million.Â This ranks third in the world after England, which has 3,869,113 cases, and Maharashtra, India, which leads the world with 4,942,736 reported cases.Â Texas is second in the U.S., with 2,909,076 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 324,610,185 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been distributed in the U.S.Â Of those, 251,973,752 doses have been administered, with 149,462,265 people receiving at least one dose and 108,926,627 people fully vaccinated, representing 45% and 32.8% 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.
CDC now forecasting up to 600,000 COVID-19 deaths before end of month
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now forecasting there could be up to 600,000 total reported COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. before the end of May.Â The agency is now estimating between 586,000 to 600,000 COVID-19 fatalities by the week ending May 29.Â As of Friday morning, the U.S. deaths total stands at 580,063, which remains the highest reported number of deaths of any other country, accounting for 17.8% of global fatalities.Â The updated CDC deaths forecast means the U.S. can expect to see an additional 6,000 to 20,000 deaths in the next three weeks.
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