Hard Numbers: Malaysia detains Rohingya, US polling on Floyd killing, COVID cases hit 7 million

270: Malaysia has detained some 270 Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in Myanmar in April. They had languished in rickety boats off the Malaysian coast ever since, unable to dock because of coronavirus-restrictions. Now that they have been taken into custody, their future in the country is uncertain.


75: For the first time in the United Nations' 75-year history, world leaders will not meet in in person for the annual General Assembly in New York this fall, because of pandemic-related travel restrictions and social distancing requirements. In the coming weeks, the UN will map out how heads of state can participate in the gathering virtually.

74: Some 74 percent of Americans believe the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis reflects a "broader problem" in American society, according to a recent ABC-Ipsos poll. Conversely, 26 percent of respondents saw Floyd's death as an isolated incident.

7 million: The world reached a grim milestone this week when the number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 7 million. This comes as the World Health Organization issued a stern warning Sunday that daily COVID-19 cases had reached new highs, suggesting that the pandemic is worsening globally.

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