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45,000 new coronavirus cases, US reach biggest single-day increase

Reuters

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Modified 27 Jun 2020, 2:51 am
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The United States recorded at least 45,242 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, the largest single-day increase of the pandemic, according to a Reuters tally, bringing the total number of Americans to who have tested positive to at least 2.475 million.

The new record for positive tests comes as several states at the centre of a new surge in infections took steps back from efforts to ease restrictions on businesses.

Governor Greg Abbott ordered bars across Texas to close by mid-day and required restaurants to limit indoor seating capacity to 50%, while Florida state officials told bars to immediately stop serving alcohol on their premises...

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