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U.S. New Coronavirus Cases Rise by More Than 55,000

The number of newly reported U.S. coronavirus cases continued to rise Friday, as a new study showed that less than 10% of U.S. adults had antibodies for the virus through July. The U.S. reported 55,054 new cases Friday, up from about 44,000 on Thursday. As of Friday, the total number …

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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Rise, and Near Seven Million

Newly reported U.S. coronavirus cases rose from a day earlier as Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam became the second governor in a week to test positive for the virus, and restrictions eased in Florida and Michigan. The U.S. reported about 44,000 new cases Thursday, up from about 37,000 on Wednesday and …

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New U.S. Coronavirus Cases Fall, but Hurricane Sally Complicates Efforts in Some States

The U.S. reported fewer than 35,000 new coronavirus cases for the second day in a row, as Hurricane Sally threatened to complicate antipandemic efforts in some states. “Obviously, the Covid public-health emergency doesn’t take time off in order for us to deal with the natural disasters that we’ve seen of …

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New U.S. Coronavirus Infections Slow as Labor Day Holiday Winds Down

New coronavirus cases in the U.S. fell to their lowest level since June 22 as the Labor Day holiday weekend began to wind down, while governors in some states continued to urge people to remain vigilant to avoid the jumps in transmission that have followed some previous holidays. California Gov. …

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New U.S. Coronavirus Cases Tick Up Again as Back-to-School Worries Intensify

The U.S. reported nearly 56,000 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily tally in four days, as communities around the country face decisions on whether to reopen schools in the fall and testing trends for the virus vary across states. Total cases in the U.S. topped 5.2 million, about a quarter …

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Coronavirus-Hit State Budgets Create a Drag on U.S. Recovery

WASHINGTON—Spending cuts by state and local governments grappling with the coronavirus pandemic pose a headwind to the U.S. economic recovery as lawmakers consider how much federal aid to provide. State and local governments reduced spending at a 5.6% annual rate in the second quarter as they laid off workers and …

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U.S. Counts Smallest Daily Rise in Coronavirus Cases in Weeks

The U.S. reported more than 47,000 new coronavirus cases, the smallest daily increase in almost four weeks, despite signs of an uptick in new infections in some Northeast and Midwest states. Total coronavirus cases world-wide surpassed 18 million Monday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, with the U.S. …

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Will Texas Shut Down Again Amid Surge in Covid-19 Cases?

As he gathered on the White House lawn for an event on deregulation last week, Kevin Roberts, executive director of the powerful Texas conservative group Texas Public Policy Foundation, found that others kept pressing him for news from home. They wanted to know: Would Texas shut down again? In Houston, …

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Global Coronavirus Cases Hit a Single-Day High

The world saw its highest single-day increase in coronavirus infections Wednesday, a day after the U.S. set a record for new cases, as the deadly pathogen continued to spread. Globally, some 230,400 new infections were recorded Wednesday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, eclipsing the previous single-day high …

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As U.S. Surge in Coronavirus Cases Continues, Some States Tighten Rules

Coronavirus cases in the U.S. continued to grow in dozens of states, as some officials instituted fresh containment measures and others examined how reopening plans failed to anticipate surges in new infections and related hospitalizations. More than 136,200 people have died of the disease across the nation, according to data …

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