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U.S. tops 3 million known infections as coronavirus surges

HOUSTON (Reuters) – The U.S. coronavirus outbreak crossed a grim milestone of over 3 million confirmed cases on Tuesday as more states reported record numbers of new infections, and Florida faced an impending shortage of intensive care unit hospital beds. Authorities have reported alarming upswings of daily caseloads in roughly …

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California coronavirus cases surge more than 10,000 in single day

FILE PHOTO: Torrey Pines State Park is shown closed for the July 4th long weekend during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in, San Diego, California, U.S., July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – California reported more than 10,000 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a record rise for a single …

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The US is about to reach 3 million covid cases. Here’s what the days leading up to that grim milestone have looked like

It has overwhelmed hospitals within a few days, forced people to re-imagine their holiday celebrations and fueled a debate over school reopenings. Now, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases is nearing 3 million. While the future of the pandemic in the US is still unclear, here’s what has happened in …

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WHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spread of COVID-19

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization on Tuesday acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease passes between people. “We have been talking about the possibility of airborne …

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U.S. tops 3 million known infections as coronavirus surges

HOUSTON (Reuters) – The U.S. coronavirus outbreak crossed a grim milestone of over 3 million confirmed cases on Tuesday as more states reported record numbers of new infections, and Florida faced an impending shortage of intensive care unit hospital beds. Iris Ortega, who arrived at 1:50 am, sits in her …

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U.S. coronavirus cases hit 3 million, stoking fears of overwhelmed hospitals

People wait in their vehicles in long lines for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing in Houston, Texas, U.S., July 7, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O’Hare (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States rose by over 50,000 on Tuesday to push past 3 million, according to a Reuters …

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Courts find new ways to swear in citizens despite coronavirus

People are sworn in as new American citizens during a ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services New York Field Office on July 2 in New York City.

In recent weeks, however, a growing number of courts have begun to swear in citizens again, but with a list of changes aimed at protecting participants from the virus. While judges still offer their traditional warm words of welcome, each participant is required to wear a mask and stand 6 …

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Florida will require schools to reopen in August despite a surge in coronavirus cases

The state’s Commissioner of the Department of Education, Richard Corcoran, issued an emergency order on Monday requiring all “brick and mortar schools” to open “at least five days per week for all students.” Under the order, schools must reopen in full to “ensure the quality and continuity of the educational …

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro speaks with journalists while wearing a protective face mask as he arrives at Alvorada Palace, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brasilia, Brazil, May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the novel …

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Exclusive: Moderna spars with U.S. scientists over COVID-19 vaccine trials

(Reuters) – As the United States accelerates the search for a coronavirus vaccine, tensions have erupted between government scientists and Moderna Inc, one of the leading developers, Reuters has learned. FILE PHOTO: A sign marks the headquarters of Moderna Inc, which is developing a vaccine against the coronavirus, in Cambridge, …

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