July 13 coronavirus news

By Helen Regan, Steve George, Meg Wagner, Melissa Macaya, Mike Hayes and Veronica Rocha, CNN

Updated 8:15 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020
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6:41 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

"Tens of millions of vaccines" will be "put into American arms" by end of year, official says

From CNN's Wes Bruer

A senior Trump administration official said Monday that they are “very confident that by year end we will have tens of millions of vaccines put into American arms.” 

Under Operation Warp Speed, vaccine manufacturing will begin by the end of summer, the senior official said during a telephone briefing. “In many cases it’s already underway,” the official said. “We’re acquiring the equipment, we’re setting up the space, we’re acquiring, in some cases, the raw materials to do it. We have project teams that are assigned to go out to each manufacturing site.” 

The senior administration official added that Operation Warp Speed is not waiting on the results from the portion of the trial that determines whether the vaccine works: “We will be manufacturing hundreds of millions of doses long before phase three clinical trials are complete,” the official said. 

The goal of Operation Warp Speed is to deliver “300 million doses of a safe, effective vaccine for COVID-19 by January 2021,” according to a fact sheet on the US Department of Health and Human Services website.

6:40 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

Brazil reports more than a quarter million coronavirus cases in the past 7 days alone

From CNN's Rodrigo Pedroso and Chandler Thornton

Volunteers spray disinfectant in an alleyway in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus on July 12 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Volunteers spray disinfectant in an alleyway in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus on July 12 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Leo Correa/AP

Brazil has seen more than 260,000 new coronavirus cases in the past week alone, according to daily numbers released from the Brazilian Health Ministry.

In the past seven days, Brazil has recorded 261,683. On Monday, the ministry recorded a daily jump of 20,286, bringing the country's total number of confirmed cases to 1,884,967.

The ministry also added 733 new Covid-19 fatalities Monday, bringing the nationwide death toll in Brazil to 72,833.

Among the new cases recorded in the last week was Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who announced he tested positive for the virus on Tuesday. 

Bolsonaro will take another Covid-19 test this week, the official doctor for the presidency told CNN affiliate CNN Brazil on Monday.

6:12 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

Houston mayor proposes a shutdown as city passes 30,000 Covid-19 cases 

From CNN's Raja Razek

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks with press at a United Memorial Medical Center coronavirus testing site on June 28 in Houston, Texas.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks with press at a United Memorial Medical Center coronavirus testing site on June 28 in Houston, Texas. David J. Phillip/AP

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said he shared his proposal to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for a two-week shutdown due to a rise in Covid-19 cases. 

Asked if he had spoken with Abbott about the request, he said, "I have not talked to the governor personally. I do know that he is aware of the request that I have made."

Turner said the numbers of Covid-19 cases are getting "larger and larger." 

"I do think we are going to need to shut down for a period of time. I am proposing two weeks, or at the very minimum, to return to phase one," he said. 

Turner emphasized the importance of getting control of the virus this month. 

"We need to reset, especially in light of the fact that next month, you know, kids, we are talking about returning to school," he said. 

Houston reported 1,544 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 30,965 cases, with 277 deaths in the state.  

6:13 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

UK government to make face masks mandatory in shops in England

From CNN’s Luke McGee

A customer wears a face mask while shopping at Iceland on July 11 in London, England.
A customer wears a face mask while shopping at Iceland on July 11 in London, England. Hollie Adams/Getty Images

The UK government is set announce on Tuesday that wearing face masks in shops and supermarkets in England will be mandatory starting July 24.

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock is expected confirm the updated government guidelines, according to a Downing Street statement.

“Guidance for other settings will be kept under review,” it added.

“There is growing evidence that wearing a face covering in an enclosed space helps protect individuals and those around them from Coronavirus,” a Downing Street spokesperson said. “The Prime Minister has been clear that people should be wearing face coverings in shops and we will make this mandatory from July 24.”

Scotland, Germany, Spain, Italy and Greece have already made it compulsory to wear face coverings inside shops.

5:32 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

Junior college football will be moved to spring, NJCAA says

From CNN's Jill Martin

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has announced in a statement that all close-contact fall sports – which includes football – will move to the spring semester.

In addition to football, this move also impacts men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball.

The NJCAA says that all winter sports competition will begin in January with a majority of championship seasons moved from March to April. Spring sports competition remains intact with minor adjustments to dates. 

5:53 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

"Community engagement" will be key to getting vaccine support, Fauci says

From CNN's Amanda Watts

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30 in Washington, DC.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said “community engagement” will be the one thing that helps boost support among Americans to get a coronavirus vaccine, if and when one becomes available.

During a webinar with the Stanford School of Medicine on Monday, Fauci said this is how they did it with HIV.

“We've got to engage the community to get out there and be people who are boots on the ground – who look like and are like the people they are trying to convince – the importance of getting vaccinated, particularly in this era of anti-vax and anti-science,” he said.

Right now, there is a “network of community workers” that is training for this exact thing, Fauci said, “to go into the community and try and convince people of why it's important for them and for their families to get vaccinated.”

“As I often say, you don't really want a lot of White guys in suits like me, going into the mostly minority community, and convincing them about something that they're very deeply skeptical of. You've got to get people that the community trusts," he added.

5:25 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

Global coronavirus cases surpass 13 million

From CNN's Chandler Thornton

Doctors and a respiratory therapist assist a Covid-19 patient at the Juarez de Mexico Hospital, in Mexico City, on July 8.
Doctors and a respiratory therapist assist a Covid-19 patient at the Juarez de Mexico Hospital, in Mexico City, on July 8. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images

More than 13 million globally have been infected with the novel coronavirus and more than half a million people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University's tally.

So far on Monday, Johns Hopkins reported 13,006,764 cases worldwide, with the United States holding the highest number of confirmed cases of the virus. At least 570,776 have died from coronavirus around the world. 

The US has 3,341,838 Covid-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins, accounting for more than a quarter of the global total.

5:04 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

Peru tops 330,000 coronavirus cases and 12,000 deaths

From CNN's Claudia Rebaza

Health personnel care for a child infected with coronavirus at the Intensive Care ward of the Felipe Urriola Hospital on July 8 in Iquitos, Peru.
Health personnel care for a child infected with coronavirus at the Intensive Care ward of the Felipe Urriola Hospital on July 8 in Iquitos, Peru. Cesar von Bancels/AFP/Getty Images

Peru surpassed 330,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases Monday, as it remains the country with the second highest number of cases in Latin America, behind Brazil.

The Peruvian health ministry reported 3,797 new cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total to 330,123.

The country's death toll also rose to 12,054 Monday, up 184 from the previous day.

5:04 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

Oregon governor expands face mask requirements

From CNN’s Konstantin Toropin

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced new requirements for face coverings and limits on social gatherings in a statement. 

Starting on July 15, Oregon’s face covering requirement will be expanded to apply to “outdoor public spaces when six feet of distance cannot be maintained,” according to the statement.

In addition, the new restrictions prohibit indoor gatherings of more than 10 people, the statement added.

The move comes in response to “the alarming rise in Covid-19” cases in the state.

“We need to do absolutely everything we can to reduce transmission in ways that do not require us to close down businesses again,” Brown said in the statement. “Either people will adhere to this requirement and be a positive force for stopping Covid-19, or I will be forced to take more restrictive measures."

Although the state has seen a rise in cases, it has not been as steep or dramatic as states like Florida or Arizona. A CNN analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University has Oregon showing a steady trend of new cases.