INDIANAPOLIS — Tuesday's latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic.
Vintage Indiana Wine Festival canceled
The 2020 Vintage Indiana Wine Festival that traditionally takes place in downtown Indianapolis’ Military Park in early June has now been canceled.
The event had been rescheduled to Oct. 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In collaboration with sponsoring entities, the safety and protection of our Vintage Indiana staff, volunteers and participants have always been our top priority. It is with deepest regrets that we have canceled Vintage Indiana 2020," a spokesperson said in the announcement Monday.
Tickets purchased for the event will be refunded by Friday, Oct. 2.
ISDH new numbers report
The Indiana State Department of Health reported Tuesday that there are 761 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state and 11 more deaths.
The state's total confirmed cases has surpassed 119,000 and there have been nearly 4,000 deaths.
More than 2 million Hoosiers have been tested for the virus.
Latest US, world numbers
There have been more than 7.14 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. as of 3:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. There have been more than 205,000 deaths and 2.79 million people recovered.
Worldwide, there have been 33.36 million confirmed cases with more than 1 million deaths and 23.15 million recoveries.
The real number of people infected by the virus around the world is believed to be much higher — perhaps 10 times higher in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — given testing limitations and the many mild cases that have gone unreported or unrecognized.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness like pneumonia, or death.
1 million deaths reported worldwide
The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 1 million.
The milestone, recorded by Johns Hopkins University, comes nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work.
The virus has also spread untold misery. One million is greater than the population of Jerusalem or Austin, Texas. It is more than four times the number killed in the 2004 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Even then, the toll is almost certainly a vast undercount because of inadequate or inconsistent testing and reporting.
Democrats push for another $1,200 check in scaled-back relief aid
House Democrats unveiled a scaled-back $2.2 trillion aid measure Monday in an attempt to boost long-stalled talks on COVID-19 relief, though there was no sign of progress in continuing negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
The latest Democratic measure would revive a $600-per-week pandemic jobless benefit and send a second round of $1,200 direct payments to most individuals. It would scale back an aid package to state and local governments to a still-huge $436 billion, send a whopping $225 billion to colleges and universities, and deliver another round of subsidies to businesses under the Paycheck Protection Program.
The proposal represents a cutback from a $3.4 billion bill that passed the House in May, but remains well above what Senate Republicans are willing to accept. Republicans have endorsed staying in the $650 billion to $1 trillion range.
Pelosi said Monday that she remains in contact with Mnuchin, with whom she negotiated several earlier relief packages. The two spoke briefly on Sunday and Monday evening and are slated to talk again Tuesday morning, according to Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill.
“We’ve come down $1 trillion, and they need to come up because we have to crush this virus,” Pelosi said Monday on MSNBC. “It takes money to crush the virus. It takes money to make the schools safe. It takes money to put money in people’s pockets.”