US records more than 60,000 new coronavirus cases for 7th day running

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A drive-through testing centre is shown in operation during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Inglewood, California, U.S., July 20, 2020.

Washington, United States - With another 488 deaths and 61,288 cases registered in 24 hours, the country has a total of 140,922 deaths and 3.82 million cases.



By AFP

Published: Tue 21 Jul 2020, 5:17 AM

Last updated: Tue 21 Jul 2020, 7:33 AM

The United States on Monday recorded more than 60,000 new cases of coronavirus infection for the seventh consecutive day, Johns Hopkins University reported in its real-time tally.
With another 488 deaths and 61,288 cases registered in 24 hours, the country has a total of 140,922 deaths and 3.82 million cases, the Baltimore-based university said at 8:30 pm (0030 4.30am UAE, Tuesday).
President Donald Trump on Monday finally spoke out in favour of mask-wearing -- a marked change of tune as polls show him headed for election disaster in November as the US has emerged as the world's worst-hit country in the Covid-19 pandemic.
"Many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can't socially distance," Trump wrote. "There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President!"


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