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Covid-19 cases surpass 3 million in US

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Covid-19 cases surpass 3 million in US

US has recorded more than three million cases of COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Over 131,000 deaths have been reported, and on Tuesday the US broke its record for most new cases reported in one day.

Despite the rise, the White House wants to press forward on some reopenings, including for schools.

US Vice-President Mike Pence, who leads the White House Coronavirus Taskforce, argued rules should not be “too tough”.

Cases were flattening out, he said, while President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that America was “in a good place” regarding the pandemic.

Over 60,000 new cases were reported Tuesday, shattering the previous highest tally of 55,220 new cases on 2 July.

The latest figures come as the states of California and Texas each reported more than 10,000 new daily cases.

Testing has been ramped up in the US, reaching about 640,000 tests per day on average, an increase from around 518,000 two weeks ago, according to an Associated Press analysis.

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