Coronavirus live news: one million deaths worldwide; warning that Germany faces 19,200 cases a day | World news

Global deaths from Covid-19 have reached 1 million, but experts are still struggling to figure out a crucial metric in the pandemic: the fatality rate – the percentage of people infected with the pathogen who die.

Here is a look at issues surrounding better understanding the COVID-19 death rate.

How is a death rate calculated?

A true mortality rate would compare deaths against the total number of infections, a denominator that remains unknown because the full scope of asymptomatic cases is difficult to measure. Many people who become infected simply do not experience symptoms.

Scientists have said the total number of infections is exponentially higher than the current number of confirmed cases, now at 33 million globally. Many experts believe the coronavirus likely kills 0.5% to 1% of people infected, making it a very dangerous virus globally until a vaccine is identified.

Researchers have begun to break down that risk by age group, as evidence mounts that younger people and children are far less likely to experience severe disease.

“The death rate for people below age 20 is probably one in 10,000. Over the age of 85 it is around one in 6,” said Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Gravediggers in Indonesia have struggled to cope with demand from Covid-19 deaths.

Gravediggers in Indonesia have struggled to cope with demand from Covid-19 deaths. Photograph: Ed Wray/Getty Images

What is a “case fatality rate”?

There has been an apparent decline in death rates when measured against the number of new infections confirmed by coronavirus testing. In places like the United States, that “case fatality rate” has fallen dramatically from 6.6% in April to just over 2% in August, according to Reuters statistics.

But experts said that the decline has largely been driven by more widespread testing compared with the early days of the pandemic, detecting more people who have mild illness or no symptoms. Improvements in treating the severely ill and protecting some of the highest-risk groups, are also credited with improving survival.

“We are much more aware of potential complications and how to recognize and treat them,” said Dr. Amesh Adalja of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security in Baltimore. “If you are a patient who gets COVID-19 in 2020, you would much rather get it now than in March.”

A Covid-19 test being conducted in Guwahati, in northeastern India.

A Covid-19 test being conducted in Guwahati, in northeastern India. Photograph: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock

What does that mean for individuals, and governments?

That highlights the need for continued vigilance, as some countries begin to experience a second wave of infections.

For example, researchers in France estimate that country’s case fatality rate fell by 46% by the end of July compared with the end of May, driven by an increase in testing, improved medical care and a greater proportion of infections occurring in younger people, who are less likely to experience severe disease.

“Now, we are seeing a fresh rise in hospitalisations and ICU (intensive care unit) registrations, which means this discrepancy is about to end,” said Mircea Sofonea,

Read more

Coronavirus live news: one million deaths worldwide; White House Covid taskforce rift deepens | World news

Coronavirus cases were rising in 30 of the 50 US states on Monday, the first time that many states have trended upwards since 2 August, according to a Reuters analysis of data for the past two weeks.

The number of new cases has risen for two weeks in a row in 27 out of 50 states, with North Carolina and New Mexico both reporting increases above 50% last week, according to Reuters.

Cases in New York state have risen 4.4% so far in September, one of the smallest increases in the country.

Cuomo urged New Yorkers to remain vigilant in mask-wearing and warned of consequences if they do not comply.

“It’s not time to get tired because the virus isn’t tired,” he said.

The midwest has emerged as the country’s new hotspot, with hospitalisations surging in some states.

Wisconsin set records for new cases twice last week and is now reporting more new infections each day than Florida. South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming have all set records for new daily cases three times this month.

The positive rate has risen to 26% in South Dakota, up from 17% last week, according to an analysis using data from the Covid Tracking Project, a volunteer-run effort to track the outbreak.

On Monday, according to the analysis, the rate in Wisconsin was 19%; it was 16% in both Iowa and Missouri; 15% in Kansas; and 14% in Nebraska.

The US is reporting 45,000 new infections on average each day, compared with 40,000 a week ago and 35,000 two weeks ago.

Deaths have generally been trending downward in the US for about six weeks. Deaths are a lagging indicator, however, and can take several weeks to rise after an increase in cases.

Source Article

Read more

Electric Kitchen Appliances Market Boosting the Growth Worldwide: Market Dynamics and Trends, Efficiencies Forecast 2026

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Sep 22, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
“Final Report will add the analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on this industry.”

Global Electric Kitchen Appliances Market size analysis report 2020 delivers the latest industry data and future trends, letting you to recognize the products and end users which derives the revenue growth and profitability. The Electric Kitchen Appliances report lists the top competitors and delivers the strategic insights into industry which influences the market.

Get Sample Copy of this Report at: https://www.industryresearch.co/enquiry/request-sample/16338690

Electric Kitchen Appliances Market Summary: Electric appliances that help prepare for foods.
Emergence of technologically advanced kitchen concepts, in addition to easy product availability and expanding distribution and supply chain of manufacturers and suppliers are expected to boost demand for electric kitchen appliances over the coming years. Moreover, growing trend of modular homes, increasing population of tech-savvy consumers and availability of a wide range of appliances are some of the other factors that would aid the market during forecast period.
The global Electric Kitchen Appliances market size is projected to reach USD 2068.2 million by 2026, from USD 869.6 million in 2020, at a CAGR of 15.5% during 2021-2026.

The Electric Kitchen Appliances Market report detects several key companies of the industry. It helps the reader understand the strategies and collaborations that players are expert in combat competition within the market. The report provides a big microscopic look into the Electric Kitchen Appliances industry. The reader can identify the footprints of the manufacturers by knowing about the worldwide market revenue of manufacturers, the global price of manufacturers, and sales by manufacturers during the “Electric Kitchen Appliances Market” forecast period.

Global Electric Kitchen Appliances Scope and Market Size:

Electric Kitchen Appliances market is segmented by region, by country, company, type, application and by sales channels. Players, stakeholders, and other participants in the global Electric Kitchen Appliances market will be able to gain the upper hand as they use the report as a powerful resource. The segmental analysis focuses on sales, revenue and forecast by region, by country, company, type, application and by sales channels for the period 2015-2026.

To Understand How COVID-19 Impact is Covered in this Report: https://www.industryresearch.co/enquiry/request-covid19/16338690

This report provides the scope of different segments and applications that can potentially influence the Electric Kitchen Appliances market in the future. The detailed information is based on current trends and historic milestones. This section also provides an analysis of the volume of production about the global market and also about each type from 2015 to 2026. This section mentions the volume of production by region from 2015 to 2026. Pricing analysis is included in the report according to each type from the year 2015 to 2026, manufacturer from 2018 to 2019, region from 2015 to 2020, and global price from 2015 to 2026.

By Company:

● GE ● LG ● Amica Group ● Siemens ● Bosch ● Philips ● Samsung ● CDA Appliances ●

Read more

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Atlas Air Worldwide, BMC Stock, Central Garden & Pet Company, Comfort Systems USA and DICK’S Sporting Goods

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – September 17, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. AAWW, BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. BMCH, Central Garden & Pet Company CENT, Comfort Systems USA, Inc. FIX and DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. DKS.

Here are highlights from Wednesday’s Analyst Blog:

Wall Street Makes Record Recovery from Coronavirus: 5 Growth Picks

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, despite the recent turmoil, has almost recovered all losses suffered during the coronavirus pandemic. The blue-chip index bounced back from the bear market territory in March and is now near its all-time high achieved on Feb 12, 2020.

Similarly, the S&P 500 had plummeted more than 30% within six weeks this spring, marking its fastest descent from record levels into a bear market. But the broader index has been on an uptrend, recording the fifth successive month of rally in August in more than 80 years.

What’s more, the S&P 500’s journey from a record high in February to a bear market in March, and then again to a new record, only took 126 trading days this year, the fastest-ever climb. To put things into perspective, if we go back to 1928, it took the index 1,500 trading sessions to return to record levels after slipping into bear territory.

This year’s stock market rebound has been even more startling, since the year has been plagued by a pandemic that left millions of Americans unemployed, while corporate profits have seen the steepest collapse in a decade. So, what drove the historic rally? Primarily, stimulus from the Fed and the Congress helped the stock market scale north.

The Fed has kept interest rates at near-zero levels and has promised to keep it at that level even if inflation picks up. Fed’s initiative to lend billions across markets also buoyed investors. Moreover, as Fed bought corporate and Treasury bonds, yields tanked, making stocks more alluring.

At the same time, the U.S. government provided more than 150 million in stimulus checks to Americans and nearly half a trillion dollars in loans to small business houses. The encouraging response along with the lessons learned in the financial crisis of 2008 helped the stock market’s rebound.

And let’s admit, many investors still had faith that the U.S. economy will get its mojo back once the pandemic is under control. In fact, factory activity had accelerated in August, and hiring improved for the fourth straight month. Consumer outlays also picked up in August after a substantial drop. To top it, many analysts opine that the skid in corporate profits has likely bottomed, too. Leuthold Group, a research firm, added that many economists now expect annual GDP to improve next year at a rate not seen in the past 70 years.

Talking about individual performers, the tech behemoths in particular have

Read more

House Homeland Security Hearing Examines Worldwide Threats

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (announces that he will issue a subpoena to compel acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to testify before beginning a hearing about ‘worldwide threats to the homeland’ in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill September 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. An August Government Accountability Office report found that Wolf’s appointment by the Trump Administration, which has regularly skirted the Senate confirmation process, was invalid and a violation of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act. Pool Photo by Chip Somodevilla/UPI

Source Article

Read more

$629.1 Million Worldwide Commercial Kitchen Knives Industry to 2027 – Impact of COVID-19 on the Market

DUBLIN, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Commercial Kitchen Knives – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The publisher brings years of research experience to the 8th edition of this report. The 193-page report presents concise insights into how the pandemic has impacted production and the buy side for 2020 and 2021. A short-term phased recovery by key geography is also addressed.

Global Commercial Kitchen Knives Market to Reach $629.1 Million by 2027

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Commercial Kitchen Knives estimated at US$495 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$629.1 Million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 3.5% over the analysis period 2020-2027.

Chef`s Knives, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 4.1% CAGR and reach US$265.8 Million by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Meat Knives segment is readjusted to a revised 3.2% CAGR for the next 7-year period.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $133.6 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 6.4% CAGR

The Commercial Kitchen Knives market in the U.S. is estimated at US$133.6 Million in the year 2020. China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$132.3 Million by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 6.4% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 1% and 2.6% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 1.7% CAGR.

Bread Knives Segment to Record 2.8% CAGR

In the global Bread Knives segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 2.3% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$51.6 Million in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$60.6 Million by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$88 Million by the year 2027, while Latin America will expand at a 3.6% CAGR through the analysis period.

Competitors identified in this market include, among others:

  • Dexter-Russell, Inc
  • Kai Corporation
  • Victorinox AG
  • Wusthof Dreizackwerk GmbH
  • Zwilling J. A. Henckels LLC

Key Topics Covered:

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW

  • Global Competitor Market Shares
  • Commercial Kitchen Knives Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2019 & 2025
  • Impact of COVID-19 and a Looming Global Recession

2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS

4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

III. MARKET ANALYSIS

IV. COMPETITION

  • Total Companies Profiled: 46

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/364j7i

Research and Markets

Read more

$629.1 Million Worldwide Commercial Kitchen Knives Industry to 2027

DUBLIN, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Commercial Kitchen Knives – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The publisher brings years of research experience to the 8th edition of this report. The 193-page report presents concise insights into how the pandemic has impacted production and the buy side for 2020 and 2021. A short-term phased recovery by key geography is also addressed.

Global Commercial Kitchen Knives Market to Reach $629.1 Million by 2027

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Commercial Kitchen Knives estimated at US$495 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$629.1 Million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 3.5% over the analysis period 2020-2027.

Chef`s Knives, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 4.1% CAGR and reach US$265.8 Million by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Meat Knives segment is readjusted to a revised 3.2% CAGR for the next 7-year period.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $133.6 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 6.4% CAGR

The Commercial Kitchen Knives market in the U.S. is estimated at US$133.6 Million in the year 2020. China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$132.3 Million by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 6.4% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 1% and 2.6% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 1.7% CAGR.

Bread Knives Segment to Record 2.8% CAGR

In the global Bread Knives segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 2.3% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$51.6 Million in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$60.6 Million by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$88 Million by the year 2027, while Latin America will expand at a 3.6% CAGR through the analysis period.

Competitors identified in this market include, among others:

  • Dexter-Russell, Inc
  • Kai Corporation
  • Victorinox AG
  • Wusthof Dreizackwerk GmbH
  • Zwilling J. A. Henckels LLC

Key Topics Covered:

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW

  • Global Competitor Market Shares
  • Commercial Kitchen Knives Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2019 & 2025
  • Impact of COVID-19 and a Looming Global Recession

2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS

4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

III. MARKET ANALYSIS

IV. COMPETITION

  • Total Companies Profiled: 46

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/364j7i

Research and Markets

Read more

Worldwide Home Decor Industry to 2025 – Rapid Urbanization and Population Growth is Driving the Market

The “Home Decor Market – Forecasts from 2020 to 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The home decor market was valued at US$1,233.550 billion in 2019.

Home decor refers to the art in which the residents aesthetically design the internal and external spaces of residential buildings along with making the fully functional for the use. Various products are included in the category of home decor products such as furniture, kitchen fittings, flooring, and others.

The primary factors supplementing the home decor market growth during the next five year includes the inclination of people towards high-class interior designing of their homes due to high purchasing power, especially across the developed economies of the region. Additionally, the rising consumer preference towards the purchase of eco-friendly products coupled with the growing focus of key players towards the manufacture of products made from various raw materials is also providing an impetus for the market to grow throughout the forecast period.

Furthermore, the rising disposable income across the developing economies such as India, China, and Indonesia has led to an increase in the middle-class population this in turn is leading to an increase in the residential construction across these economies. This, in turn, is also projected to amplify the demand for numerous home decor products such as furniture, flooring, thereby driving the market growth during the next five years. The changing lifestyles have also led to an increased demand for premium quality products is also positively impacting the market growth during the next five years.

Rapid urbanization and population growth is amplifying the market growth

One of the major factors boosting the market growth during the next five years includes the growing population, which is boosting the construction activities across the residential sector, as more housing units are required to meet the housing needs for the growing population. In addition, according to the data from the World Bank Group, the total global population has grown from 6.922 billion from 2010 to 7.593 billion by 2018. In addition, increasing construction activities across various developed economies around the globe is further anticipated to boost the demand for home decor in the coming years.

For instance, the total value of construction including the public and private for the residential sector has increased from USD$366,660 million in 2008 to USD$521,971 in 2019 (Source: US Department of Commerce). Similarly, in the United Kingdom, the value of construction of new work that includes construction in residential and other sectors at current prices continued to rise since 2011 reaching its highest level on record at 109,387 billion in 2017, driven by the growth of the private sector.

Simultaneously, the number of firms operating in the construction industry has also continued to rise in 2017 (Source: Office for National Statistics UK). Also, the rising initiatives by the governments of various developing economies to expand the residential sector is also projected to be a key driving factor for the market to grow in the near future. For example, the Smart Cities Mission

Read more