News by the numbers: April 6–12

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April 13, 2020
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News by the numbers: April 6–April 12

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.

News by the numbers: April 6–April 12

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.

6.6 million more Americans filed for unemployment

An additional 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment during the week ending April 4, according to the Department of Labor. Roughly 17 million people have filed for unemployment benefits over the last four weeks.

New York state has second-highest COVID-19 case count in the world

New York state has more confirmed COVID-19 cases than any other country in the world, with the exception of the United States. The overwhelming majority of New York’s roughly 188,000 cases are in New York City, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

U.S. surpasses 20,000 COVID-19 fatalities

The U.S. surpassed 20,000 COVID-19 fatalities over the weekend—more than any other country in the world. Deaths in New York state account for about half of the national total. New York City saw its deadliest day last Tuesday with just over 800 fatalities.

400% increase in cardiac arrest deaths

The FDNY reported a 400% increase in cardiac arrest deaths at home year-over-year. More than 2,200 deaths were reported between March 20 and April 5 compared to 450 the year prior. Officials believe the increase is related to COVID-19 complications.

20 people died in storms sweeping the southern U.S.

Severe storms impacting the southeastern U.S. killed at least 20 people on Easter Sunday and into Monday morning. Mississippi and Georgia were among the states hit the hardest, with 11 and six people dead, respectively.

1 remaining Democratic candidate

Joe Biden is now the single Democratic presidential candidate after Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race on Wednesday. Following his primary win in Alaska, Biden has 1,223 of the necessary 1,991 delegates to win the official party nomination. Sanders trailed Biden by roughly 300 delegates.

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