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BREAKING NEWS: US reaches TWO MILLION cases of COVID-19 

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The United States reached two million reported cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Though some countries are close to the one million mark, the US is the only nation to not only surpass that mark, but double it. 

Just before midnight on Wednesday, Johns Hopkins University’s world map of coronavirus cases put the US at 2,000,464 confirmed cases. The death toll in the US is 112,924. 

Brazil has the next highest number of cases with 772,416 confirmed infections. 

The United States reached two million reported cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. People wait to be tested at a drive-thru site in Pacoima, California, on Wednesday

The United States reached two million reported cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. People wait to be tested at a drive-thru site in Pacoima, California, on Wednesday

The United States reached two million reported cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. People wait to be tested at a drive-thru site in Pacoima, California, on Wednesday 

Earlier on Wednesday it was reported that nine states are seeing spikes in the number of people who have been hospitalized for COVID-19 since Memorial Day as Arizona’s health department told hospitals to activate coronavirus emergency plans in preparation for a potential surge in new cases. 

Coronavirus hospitalizations have been increasing in at least nine states – mostly in the south and south-west of the country – over the past two weeks.

Arizona, Texas, North Carolina and Utah are among those that have seen record spikes in hospitalizations since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in mid-March.

South Carolina, parts of California, Oregon, Arkansas and Mississippi have also seen an uptick in the number of people being hospitalized.

The increase in hospitalizations in those nine states occurred as other states reopened and large gatherings were held across the country over the Memorial Day weekend.

All of those states, apart from Mississippi, are now virus hotspots after also seeing increases in the number of infections in the past week.

The uptick, which could lead authorities to reimpose or tighten public health restrictions, complicates efforts to reopen the economy that has been devastated by stay-at-home orders that were in place across much of the US. 

Louisiana and Arizona have seen the number of deaths increase by more than 30 per cent in the last week compared to the previous seven days, according to a Reuters analysis of data from the COVID Tracking Project.

Ohio and Florida saw fatal cases increase by more than 15 per cent and Indiana saw deaths go up by seven per cent in a week.

Michigan also recorded a spike in deaths – up 53 per cent – after the state reported 240 probable deaths on June 5.

Arizona recorded an increase of more than 90 per cent in new cases in the week ending June 7 compared with the previous seven days, according to a Reuters analysis of data from The COVID Tracking Project.

Michigan saw a 158 per cent increase in new cases last week due mainly to the state reporting 5,000 probably cases on June 5.

Arkansas, Utah, New Mexico and Massachusetts all saw weekly increases of more than 40 per cent and new cases in Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina and North Carolina all rose by more than 30 per cent in the past week.

In New Mexico, about half of the new cases were from one prison in Otero County, state health officials said. 

Utah said at least 287 of the state’s 2,269 new cases were tied to an outbreak at a meat processing plant in Cache County.

Florida attributed its increase to more testing, while the other states have not commented on the increase in cases.

New cases in Texas were up 19 per cent in a week, according to the analysis.

Michigan’s cases soared more than 150 per cent last week due to the state including nearly 5,000 probable infections.

The increases comes after all 50 states at least partially lifted coronavirus lockdown measures last month.

Some of the new cases are linked to better testing but many stem from loosened public health restrictions that have allowed people to gather in groups and go inside stores to shop.

Health officials believe other cases have been passed along by people not following social-distancing recommendations.

The number of new infections in the first week of June rose 3 per cent in the US, the first increase after five weeks of declines.

Infectious disease experts have warned that large protests held in major US cities after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis two weeks ago could touch off a new outbreak of the disease.

Officials have said it is too soon to see whether cases will also spike in the wake of the protests.

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Frightening moment huntsman spider charges towards a Western Australian man as he sits on the toilet

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Terrifying footage shows an enormous huntsman spider charging towards a man as he sits on the toilet.

Western Australian man Riley Watts filmed the moment he jumps in fear as the spider runs towards him.

He posted the footage to his TikTok and Instagram with the caption: ‘Going to the toilet in ‘Straya’.

‘The sun is shining, the birds are chirping… and the spiders are making me wanna burn the house down,’ he wrote.

Terrifying footage shows an enormous huntsman spider charging towards a man as he sits on the toilet

Terrifying footage shows an enormous huntsman spider charging towards a man as he sits on the toilet

Terrifying footage shows an enormous huntsman spider charging towards a man as he sits on the toilet

Western Australian man Riley Watts filmed the moment he jumps in fear as the spider runs towards him

Western Australian man Riley Watts filmed the moment he jumps in fear as the spider runs towards him

The TikTok footage

The TikTok footage

Western Australian man Riley Watts filmed the moment he jumps in fear as the spider runs towards him

The video shows the spider on the wall opposite Mr Watts before jumping onto the floor towards him and running up another wall.

‘F**k, f**k, f**k, I’m trying to s**t, man! Jesus f**king christ,’ Mr Watts can be heard screaming in the video. 

The video has quickly gained thousands of views and hundreds of comments from people equally in disgust.

‘It’s at that point wiping becomes irrelevant,’ one user wrote.

‘Omg no it makes noise when it walks!’ another commented. 

Mr Watts posted the video just days after sharing horrific footage of another enormous spider eating a whole gecko.

The giant huntsman can be seen casually chomping on the reptile while sitting on the outside wall of Mr Watts’ house.

TikTok users commented on the spider’s size and confidence, and told the man filming to ‘burn the house down’.

The shocking discovery, uploaded onto TikTok earlier this month, shows the spider chomping on a gecko at what looks to be the back veranda of a Western Australian house (pictured)

The shocking discovery, uploaded onto TikTok earlier this month, shows the spider chomping on a gecko at what looks to be the back veranda of a Western Australian house (pictured)

The shocking discovery, uploaded onto TikTok earlier this month, shows the spider chomping on a gecko at what looks to be the back veranda of a Western Australian house (pictured)

‘Coulda gone my entire life without seeing this,’ one commented.

‘I saw a spider eat a bird when I lived on the Gold Coast,’ another wrote.

Others said large, hairy spiders were the reason why they ‘would never visit Australia.’

‘This is how the fires started in Australia,’ one said.

‘It’s time to move,’ another commented.

‘Where in Australia is this? Just so I know not to move there.’

Spider expert Dr Lizzie Lowe, from Macquarie University’s Department of Biological Sciences, told Daily Mail Australia the spider in the video was a grey huntsman.

She said the sight was not unusual but a surprise as lizards were harder for arachnids to digest.

She said the sight was not unusual but a surprise as lizards were harder for a 'helping house guest' to digest. Pictured: The huntsman spider eating a lizard at a Western Australia home

She said the sight was not unusual but a surprise as lizards were harder for a 'helping house guest' to digest. Pictured: The huntsman spider eating a lizard at a Western Australia home

She said the sight was not unusual but a surprise as lizards were harder for a ‘helping house guest’ to digest. Pictured: The huntsman spider eating a lizard at a Western Australia home 

‘They usually love eating cockroaches because when you think of it cockroaches are mush inside and they’re easy for them to digest, whereas lizards are more complex with bones and harder to get,’ Dr Lowe said.

She added the spider probably caught the lizard due to its poor eye sight.

‘A fun fact about huntsmans is they have terrible vision and can only see light, dark and movement,’ Dr Lowe said.

‘That’s why it probably caught the lizard. It would’ve caught it without realising.

‘They don’t have a web to catch prey on – they see movement and run at it, do a quick little bite and inject venom.

‘The prey then slows down and it sits there and digests it.’  

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Homeowner wakes to find two male pythons fighting in her garden to impress another female snake

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A woman has captured two male snakes fighting in her backyard in Queensland. 

Bridget Dowdle upload the terrifying footage from her garden in Brisbane to her Tik Tok page on Wednesday.

The video shows two large male carpet pythons vying for the attention of a hidden female snake.

The snakes can be seen swirling around each other in a spiral trying to avoid each others bite to earn the right to mate with the female.

Bridget Dowdle captured two snakes fighting (pictured) at her home in Brisbane on Tik Tok

Bridget Dowdle captured two snakes fighting (pictured) at her home in Brisbane on Tik Tok

Bridget Dowdle captured two snakes fighting (pictured) at her home in Brisbane on Tik Tok

‘And not one wink of sleep was had that night,’ Ms Dowdle captioned the video.

Comments on the video were horrified by the snakes aggressive display.

‘I would die if this happened in my yard,’ one comment reads.

‘This is why I’m never going to Australia,’ another post says.

Other commentators noted there was about to be many more snakes on Ms Dowdle’s property after mating season.

‘There’s going to be about 20 more eggs in your backyard soon,’ one comment reads. 

The two carpet pythons can be seen in the footage vying for the attention of a hidden female to mate with in snake breeding season

The two carpet pythons can be seen in the footage vying for the attention of a hidden female to mate with in snake breeding season

The two carpet pythons can be seen in the footage vying for the attention of a hidden female to mate with in snake breeding season

Stuart McKenzie from Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers issued a warning to the public on Wednesday after capturing a huge red belly after it slithered through a school.

Mr McKenzie said his last few weeks have been ‘ridiculous’ after catching several enormous reptiles in snake breeding season.

The experienced catcher told Daily Mail Australia he had seen a number of large adult snakes on the move through the region.

‘It’s been hectic,’ Mr McKenzie said. ‘It’s that time of year. All the big adult snakes are out and about and mating and all the boys are fighting each other.’

Stuart McKenzie (pictured) caught this huge red belly black snake from the back of a school on the Sunshine Coast on Friday

Stuart McKenzie (pictured) caught this huge red belly black snake from the back of a school on the Sunshine Coast on Friday

Stuart McKenzie (pictured) caught this huge red belly black snake from the back of a school on the Sunshine Coast on Friday

Mr McKenzie was called to relocate an enormous red belly black snake on Friday after it snuck its way through the playground to the back of a school.

‘It was very big for a red belly,’ he said. ‘A good four-and-a-half to five foot and fat and chunky.

‘The teachers did a great job of keeping the kids away.’

Mr McKenzie estimated the snake was around eight-years-old and among a wealth of elder snakes travelling about on the Sunshine Coast lately.

‘Everyone’s coming out to play,’ he said.

Mr McKenzie and his team also relocated an enormous carpet python (pictured) underneath a garbage bin in Nambour

Mr McKenzie and his team also relocated an enormous carpet python (pictured) underneath a garbage bin in Nambour

Mr McKenzie and his team also relocated an enormous carpet python (pictured) underneath a garbage bin in Nambour

He posted a video on his Facebook page on Monday after discovering a whopping carpet python underneath a garbage bin in Nambour.

‘The snakes just keep getting bigger,’ Mr McKenzie captioned the video.

‘It is pretty crazy how this big snake somehow fit under the small wheelie bin. This is one of the biggest carpet pythons I’ve caught in years!’

Mr McKenzie warned Queenslanders to keep an eye out for any more big snakes during breeding season.

‘If you find a snake, first thing you should do is get all people, kids and pets away from the snake,’ he said.

‘If you want to relocate it, keep an eye on it from a safe distance and give your local snake catcher a call.’

Mr McKenzie issued a warning to Queenslanders as many large adult snakes are on the move

Mr McKenzie issued a warning to Queenslanders as many large adult snakes are on the move

Mr McKenzie issued a warning to Queenslanders as many large adult snakes are on the move

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Aldi has released a $4.99 cookie butter spread to rival the popular Biscoff

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Aldi Australia has released a $4.99 cookie butter spread that rivals the popular European version Biscoff and customers are already designing desserts made out of it.

The delicious product was released as part of the store’s weekly Special Buys in early September, and since then shoppers have been praising the pantry treat for being near-identical to the overseas version.  

Cookie butter is a food paste made primarily from gingerbread and caramel-tasting cookie crumbs, fat, flour, and sugar. 

Aldi Australia has released a $4.99 cookie butter spread that rivals the popular European version Biscoff

Aldi Australia has released a $4.99 cookie butter spread that rivals the popular European version Biscoff

Aldi Australia has released a $4.99 cookie butter spread that rivals the popular European version Biscoff

In Biscoff's case the ingredients are mixed until they become spreadable on a sandwich, with countries like Belgium, the Netherlands and France eating it as an alternative to nut butter and chocolate spreads

In Biscoff's case the ingredients are mixed until they become spreadable on a sandwich, with countries like Belgium, the Netherlands and France eating it as an alternative to nut butter and chocolate spreads

In Biscoff’s case the ingredients are mixed until they become spreadable on a sandwich, with countries like Belgium, the Netherlands and France eating it as an alternative to nut butter and chocolate spreads

In Biscoff’s case the ingredients are mixed until they become spreadable on a sandwich, with countries like Belgium, the Netherlands and France eating it as an alternative to nut butter and chocolate spreads.

Aldi does sell the Biscoff variety for $5.50 but it is usually sold out in stores, so this has become a good alternative for those who miss out.

One woman who bought a jar of both the smooth and crunchy cookie butter spread ‘on impulse’ took to Facebook on September 22 looking for recipes.

‘Did I buy these on impulse… Yes. Am I regretting my purchase… Heck no! Will I go back and buy some more… Yes! Recipes anyone? At the moment the only recipe I have is a spoon,’ she said.

'Did I buy these on impulse... Yes. Am I regretting my purchase... Heck no! Will I go back and buy some more... Yes! Recipes anyone? At the moment the only recipe I have is a spoon,' she said

'Did I buy these on impulse... Yes. Am I regretting my purchase... Heck no! Will I go back and buy some more... Yes! Recipes anyone? At the moment the only recipe I have is a spoon,' she said

‘Did I buy these on impulse… Yes. Am I regretting my purchase… Heck no! Will I go back and buy some more… Yes! Recipes anyone? At the moment the only recipe I have is a spoon,’ she said

It didn't take long for hundreds of Aldi customers to reply with their suggestions, many of whom said they'd indulged in the purchase themselves

It didn't take long for hundreds of Aldi customers to reply with their suggestions, many of whom said they'd indulged in the purchase themselves

It didn’t take long for hundreds of Aldi customers to reply with their suggestions, many of whom said they’d indulged in the purchase themselves

It didn’t take long for hundreds of Aldi customers to reply with their suggestions, many of whom said they’d indulged in the purchase themselves.

‘Melt it over ice cream. It will set slightly hard on the top of it,’ one person said.

‘Put it in a cheesecake. I can’t think of anything more delicious… and that’s what I do with Biscoff,’ said another. 

A third added: ‘I slice up apple and dip it in this. Delicious. Over the top of pancakes is awesome too’.

How to make cookie butter spread lasagne dessert 

1. Whip 600ml whipping cream with two tablespoons of sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla essence, to soft peaks.

2. Place one layer of spice cookies in a dish, spread over half of the cream mixture.

3. Melt your cookie spread in the microwave until soft and runny, and drizzle about 1/2 cup over cream mixture.

4. Place another layer of spice cookies on top of cookie spread, and spread the rest of the cream mixture on top of the cookies.

5. Drizzle more cookie spread on top of cream and use a knife or skewer to swirl a pattern.

6. Refrigerate for a couple of hours, preferably over night. It is very sweet, I add berries in the middle layer too.

One woman shared her recipe for cookie spread lasagne which made waves online

One woman shared her recipe for cookie spread lasagne which made waves online

One woman shared her recipe for cookie spread lasagne which made waves online

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A few people said they have become ‘addicted’ to the spread in recent weeks and cautioned against buying too many jars at once.

‘Don’t buy these from ALDI! WARNING!!! Don’t know what spell is on them but you will crave this and you will have to wait a year before you can buy them again. Happened to me twice,’ one woman said.

‘I’m not buying any more!! I bought two jars and ate all of them by myself like Miss Piggy!! Then read how many calories and nearly had a fit,’ said another.

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