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US reports world record of more than 100,000 Covid-19 cases in single day

US reports world record of more than 100,000 Covid-19 cases in single day

The United States set a new all-time high for coronavirus cases confirmed in a single 24-hour period on Friday, reporting just over 100,000 new infections to surpass the record total of 91,000 posted a day earlier

As Covid-19 hits swing states, Biden and Trump show sharp contrast

As Covid-19 hits swing states, Biden and Trump show sharp contrast

President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden gave starkly contrasting messages on Saturday about the coronavirus pandemic, taking their campaigns for the White House on the road to swing states where Covid-19 cases are surging again.

US closes in on 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before election

US closes in on 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before election

The United States edged close to registering 200,000 Covid-19 deaths on Monday, the latest grim milestone for the country just weeks before voters decide if President Donald Trump stays in office.

US hits 5 million virus cases as Trump criticised over relief package

US hits 5 million virus cases as Trump criticised over relief package

The United States on Sunday reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the constitution by unilaterally extending a virus relief package.

Trump's security adviser tests positive for coronavirus

Trump's security adviser tests positive for coronavirus

US President Donald Trump's national security adviser Robert O'Brien has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, but there is no risk of exposure to Trump or Vice President Mike Pence, the White House said

US coronavirus deaths near 140,000 as outbreak worsens

US coronavirus deaths near 140,000 as outbreak worsens

US deaths from the novel coronavirus neared 140,000 on Saturday as cases continued to rise in 43 out of 50 states over the past two weeks, according to a Reuters tally.

Masks spark political, legal battles in US as virus cases soar

Masks spark political, legal battles in US as virus cases soar

The United States' Covid-19 virus case load is soaring at an explosive rate, even as leaders of some of the worst-hit states resist mandatory mask measures to stem the spread.

Fauci blames virus surge on US not shutting down completely

Fauci blames virus surge on US not shutting down completely

Top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci on Monday ascribed the surge in US coronavirus cases to the country's failure to shut down completely, then a rush to reopen too soon, and urged a commitment to guidelines

New York's Cuomo says "time to wake up, America" as other states see Covid-19 spikes

New York's Cuomo says "time to wake up, America" as other states see Covid-19 spikes

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday criticized states that reopened their economies before getting the novel coronavirus under control, saying there was "undeniable, irrefutable evidence" those states made a mistake.

US sees 1,260 coronavirus deaths in past 24 hours

US sees 1,260 coronavirus deaths in past 24 hours

The United States recorded a further 1,260 deaths from Covid-19 on Friday, bringing its total to 95,921 since the global pandemic began, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

Powell, Mnuchin to face Senate grilling on US coronavirus response

Powell, Mnuchin to face Senate grilling on US coronavirus response

The US government's handling of its massive economic response to the coronavirus pandemic will come under scrutiny on Tuesday as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell

No spike in coronavirus in places reopening, US health secretary says

No spike in coronavirus in places reopening, US health secretary says

Authorities are not seeing spikes in coronavirus cases in places that are reopening but are seeing increases in some areas that remain closed, US health secretary Alex Azar said on Sunday.