News by the numbers: July 13–19
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.
Netflix reports 10 million new subscribers
Netflix reported last week that it added 10 million new subscribers to its service in the second quarter of 2020, bringing its total to 193 million subscribers globally. Netflix also reported $720 million in second-quarter profits—more than double profits from a year earlier.
Record 260K new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
Over the weekend, the WHO reported 260,000 new COVID-19 cases globally—the largest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic. The U.S., Brazil, India, and South Africa saw the biggest daily spikes.
Florida sees increase of 10K or more COVID-19 cases 5 days straight
For five consecutive days last week, Florida—the new coronavirus hotspot in the U.S.—reported more than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases daily. The state on July 12 reported 15,300 new cases in 24 hours, setting the record for the largest single-day increase. The previous one-day record of 12,274 was set in New York in April.
Heat wave starts for 90% of country
Friday marked the beginning of a seven-day heat wave bringing temperatures of 90 degrees Fahrenheit (or higher) to almost 90% of the U.S. Over the last week alone, more than 1,200 heat records were recorded.
Rep. John Lewis dies at 80
Civil rights leader and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) died on Friday at age 80, seven months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Lewis was a civil rights icon, helping to organize the 1963 March on Washington and leading the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches, among other milestone achievements. With a 33-year tenure, he was also one of the longest-serving members of Congress.
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