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U.S. COVID-19 cases top 460,000 as death toll surpasses 16,000

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A total of 462,135 COVID-19 cases were reported in the United States as of 9 p.m. EST on Thursday with a death toll of 16,513, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

White House requires rapid coronavirus testing of staff — and reporters — near Trump

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The White House required that journalists on Thursday take a rapid coronavirus test before participating in the news briefing frequently attended by President Donald Trump.

Cuomo says 799 New Yorkers died in a single day from coronavirus

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“I understand the data, but you’re dealing with 799 lives,” Cuomo said. “It’s so shocking, breathtaking. I don’t even have words for it.”

Fauci says US virus deaths may be 60,000, half of projections

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U.S. fatalities from Covid-19 may be as low as 60,000 — far fewer than earlier projections — because of safety measures such as social distancing, the nation’s top infectious disease expert said Thursday.

American folk songwriter dies of COVID-19 complications

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John Prine, an American legend folk songwriter, died of complications of COVID-19 on Tuesday, media reports said.

Most of NYC’s COVID-19 cases came from Europe, genome researchers say

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The explosion of COVID-19 cases in the New York City area resulted largely from infected patients who flew in from Europe, genome scientists say.

Gov. Cuomo: New York coronavirus curve is flattening, but 779 people died in one...

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York is seeing progress in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic as the curve of hospitalizations “is flattening” — as the state suffered its worst single-day number of deaths yet.

US labs face crisis after crisis despite improvements in testing

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In the fight against COVID-19, U.S. hospitals, test manufacturers and labs have found themselves careening from one crisis to the next.

Police arrest Texas teen who said she would spread coronavirus at Walmart

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An 18-year-old surrendered to Carrollton police Tuesday after she was accused of claiming to have COVID-19 and threatening to spread the illness.

731 die of coronavirus in New York state even as other measures offer hope

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a record 731 New Yorkers died of coronavirus in the past day and 138,000 have now contracted the virus, even as other signs pointed to the pandemic easing.

Second potential COVID-19 vaccine in U.S. starts safety test

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A second U.S. company is poised to begin a safety test of a vaccine against COVID-19.

African Americans 6 times more likely than whites to die from COVID-19, Chicago statistics...

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Black Chicagoans are dying from the coronavirus at a rate higher than any other racial demographic, public records show.

Dallas-area police seek teen who filmed herself ‘infesting’ Walmart with coronavirus

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Carrollton police are searching for an 18-year-old who recorded herself inside a Walmart after she said she tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.

Trump’s COVID-19 export ban prompts backlash around the world

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A move by President Donald Trump to restrict exports of masks and other protective equipment needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic is drawing a backlash from around the world even as a senior aide to the president said Monday the U.S. was “locked and loaded” at the border to prevent “profiteering” from exports by American companies.

599 people in New York died overnight from coronavirus

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that New York will remain “on pause” through the end of the month, as another 599 people died overnight from coronavirus in the Empire State.

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