The U.S. government said pharmacists would be allowed to administer routine vaccines to children, calling a drop in immunization from lockdowns aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus a “public health threat.”

The United States surpassed 170,000 coronavirus deaths, according to a Reuters tally, as health officials express concerns over Covid-19 complicating the fall flu season.

The world needs to spend at least $100 billion on new tools to address the coronavirus pandemic, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

The U.S. death toll from Covid-19 fell 16% to about 7,200 people last week, the first decline in deaths after four weeks of increases, according to a Reuters tally of state and county reports.

Global coronavirus cases pushed past 20 million, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil and India accounting for more than half of all known infections.

U.S. coronavirus deaths rose by over 25,000 in July and cases doubled in 19 states during the month, according to a Reuters tally, dealing a crushing blow to hopes of quickly reopening the economy.

U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus surpassed 150,000, a number higher than in any other country and nearly a quarter of the world’s total, according to a Reuters tally.

The total number of coronavirus cases reported in the United States passed 4 million, reflecting a rapid acceleration of infections detected in the country since the first case was recorded on Jan. 21, a Reuters tally showed.

Global coronavirus infections surged past 15 million, according to a Reuters tally, with the pandemic gathering pace even as countries remain divided in their response to the crisis.

California reported a record increase of more than 11,800 new cases of Covid-19, according to a Reuters tally of county data, as the Trump administration pushes for schools to reopen to help businesses return to normal.