News by the numbers: June 8–14

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June 15, 2020
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News by the numbers: June 8–14

Stacker distills the week's news from around the world into key facts and figures. Click through to read more about some of the biggest headlines of the last week.

1.5 million more Americans filed for unemployment

An additional 1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, according to a report released by the Department of Labor. This is the 10th straight week that the total weekly unemployment filings have decreased.

Hundreds protest the death of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta

Rayshard Brooks, a Black man, was fatally shot by a police officer outside of a Wendy’s in Atlanta on Saturday night. His death, ruled a homicide by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office, sparked new outrage as the country continues to protest police brutality and demand systemic reforms.

Officers were responding to a call about a man asleep in the drive-thru lane of Wendy’s. After failing a sobriety test and resisting arrest, he was shot twice in the back as he fled.

51 new COVID-19 cases linked to wholesale market in China

On June 12, China’s National Health Commission reported a new COVID-19 infection in the capital city of Beijing—the first in nearly two months. Within two days, 51 cases were reported; all were traced back to the Xinfadi market, Beijing’s largest wholesale market, popular for its meat and produce. The market has been shut down since Saturday.

COVID-19 cases spike in 22 states

As of the weekend, COVID-19 cases are rising in 22 states across the country as places continue to relax restrictions and reopen economies. Much of the Sun Belt, comprised of 15 states spanning the southern U.S., are seeing the most dramatic daily increases.

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act to be rolled back

On Friday, the Trump administration announced that it planned to roll back provisions of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act which prohibits health care discrimination against patients who are transgender. A statement released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services stated that the government's interpretation of sex discrimination, as outlined in Section 1557, will be determined by the definition of sex to mean biologically male or female.

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