Coronavirus in US: More US states mandate face masks as coronavirus cases surge

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There are more than 2 million confirmed cases of Coronavirus in North America, while the world total is closing in on 8 million infected people with Coronavirus. The US death toll has surpassed 122,000.

The US coronavirus death toll has risen to 122,019. The US has currently the highest death toll in the world due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The second-highest death toll is reported from Russia. More than 2 million Coronavirus cases have been recorded in the United States. The United States may see 200,000 deaths because of the coronavirus at some point in September, experts said last week.

WHO reports largest 24-hour increase in coronavirus cases

The WHO has reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its count, at more than 183,000 new cases in the latest 24 hours. The UN health agency says Brazil led the way with 54,771 cases tallied and the US next at 36,617. Over 15,400 came in in India. Experts say rising case counts can reflect multiple factors including more widespread testing as well as broader infection.

Trump addresses campaign rally at nearly half-empty Tulsa arena

Gathering a smaller than expected crowd, President Donald Trump sought to breathe new life into his re-election campaign with a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, amid anti-racism protests in cities across the country and a still-strong coronavirus pandemic.

Even as the coronavirus death toll in the United States neared 120,000, Trump declared on Saturday night that his response to the pandemic saved “hundreds of thousands” of lives.

One dead, 11 injured in Minneapolis shooting

One man has died, and 11 people suffered non-life-threatening wounds in a shooting in Minneapolis in the US state of Minnesota.

Images streamed live to Facebook showed at least one person lying on the pavement as dozens gather around, some screaming for medical help.

More US states mandate face masks as coronavirus cases surge

California, North Carolina and a string of cities in the United States have mandated or urged mandatory mask use to get a grip on spiralling coronavirus cases as at least six states set daily records.

Putting aside concerns about individual rights and political unpopularity, US governors and mayors said on Thursday they were turning to compulsory face coverings to stop the virus running out of control as economies reopened.

On a day when Florida posted 3,207 new cases, its second daily record in a week, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings ordered obligatory mask use, telling residents of Orlando and other cities it would help them avoid a second shutdown.

California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered mask use in most places as the state for the second day in a row registered more than 4,000 new cases.

US, Canada and Mexico extend border restrictions for 30 more days

The United States, Canada and Mexico have agreed to extend their restrictions to keep their shared borders closed to non-essential travel until at least July 21 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Acting US Secretary Chad Wolf said non-essential travel to Canada and Mexico will not be permitted until the administration is convinced that doing so is safe and secure.