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States close bars to stop virus spread

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/26/20, 05:09 pm

Florida and Texas took a step back in the push to reopen businesses on Friday as the daily number of confirmed new COVID-19 cases hit an all-time high. The United States saw a record of nearly 40,000 new coronavirus infections reported on Friday. “It is clear that the rise in cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texans congregating in bars,” said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican. He also scaled back restaurant capacity, shut down rafting operations, and said any outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people would need approval from the local government.

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COVID-19 rebounds in some places

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/25/20, 04:58 pm

As many as 20 million Americans have contracted the coronavirus, according to U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials on Thursday. Though the official count of confirmed U.S. cases is about 2.4 million, “our best estimate right now is that for every case that was reported, there actually are 10 more infections,” CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said on a call with reporters.

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Coronavirus still on the rise in U.S.

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/22/20, 05:13 pm

Officials across the United States are reporting about 26,000 new COVID-19 cases a day. Florida’s overall case count topped 100,000 as of Monday, and Arizona had the highest rate of tests coming back positive. More than 20 percent of people tested ended up having the coronavirus there, compared to 8.4 percent in the rest of the country.

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