Coronavirus USA summary: cases, deaths, news - 6 July

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Coronavirus live US: latest Covid-19 news -6 July


US coronavirus latest: 14:00 PT / 17:00 ET on Monday 6 July (23:00 CEST)

According to the latest figures published by John Hopkins University11,520,461 cases have been detected worldwide, with 535,499 deaths and 6,231,052 people recovered.

In the USA, there have been 2,911,888 confirmed cases and 130,101 deaths, with 906,763 people recovered from the virus.

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California update

Governor Gavin Newsom says 33 Million Californians live in counties now on state “Watch List”

Texan problems and worries grow

Republican Sen. Grassley playing it safe

MLB confirms testing delays, doesn't expect recurrence

Major League Baseball said Monday that 'unforeseen delays' caused some teams not to receive results of their COVID-19 player tests in a timely manner over the Fourth of July weekend. 'Our plan required extensive delivery and shipping services, including proactive special accommodations to account for the holiday weekend,' a statement from MLB read.

'The vast majority of those deliveries occurred without incident and allowed the protocols to function as planned. Unfortunately, several situations included unforeseen delays. We have addressed the delays caused by the holiday weekend and do not expect a recurrence.'

Due to the delays, the Washington Nationals, Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals canceled Monday's scheduled workouts as a precaution.

Bubonic plague concerns

With the news that there was a suspected case in China, questions were raised about what it could mean as we fight with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tiafoe out of World TeamTennis after positive test

Frances Tiafoe will be unable to compete for the Washington Kastles in the 2020 World TeamTennis season after testing positive for Covid-19 during the advance travel testing window, tournament chief Carlos Silva said on Monday. Tiafoe, 22, returned a positive test on Friday and was forced to withdraw from the All-American Team Cup exhibition tournament in Atlanta.

World TeamTennis, an innovative mixed-gender professional tennis league, will start from July 12 at the Greenbrier, West Virginia, and up to 500 fans will be allowed to attend matches.

Grand Slam champions Venus Williams, Kim Clijsters and Sofia Kenin are among the players who have signed up for the three-week event featuring nine mixed-gender teams in action.

Domestic travel restrictions due to coronavirus

In recent months, many states within the United States have adopted new travel restrictions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are planning travel within the United States, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, you should understand the Coronavirus domestic travel restrictions & guidelines that may be applicable to your trip.

Texas hospitalisations surge

With Donald Trump suggesting an increase in testing is the reason behind more cases showing up, yet more data proves this wrong. 

Key fruit farms hit by Covid-19

A surge in coronavirus cases in one of the country’s top regions for apples and sweet cherries is challenging agricultural operations already limited by rules aimed at preventing such outbreaks, underscoring the difficulty of keeping farmworkers safe.

Back-to-work bonuses explained

One of the ideas that has been gathering steam in place of a second stimulus check considered by Kevin Brady.

Scientists ask WHO to reconsider how Covid-19 is spread

A group of 239 scientists have written to the WHO to ask them to reconsider their view on how Covid-19 is spread, saying the virus can be infect people by way of aerosols.

Sunday Covid-19 figures

The US saw 49,199 new coronavirus cases and 271 new deaths on Sunday, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University. California alone saw 11,700 new cases, with 39 new deaths.

FDA head on Trump's vaccine claims

Stephen Hahn, the head of the FDA, has refused to back President Donald Trump's claim that a Covid-19 vaccine will be ready long before the end of 2020.

Asked on CNN how likely he thought it was that Americans will be able to go to their doctor and get a vaccine in January he replied: "Well that’s one of the core responsibilities of the government, is to actually develop a plan for making sure that people actually can get access to the vaccine when it’s available.

“I can’t speculate when a vaccine will be available, although I think amazing work has been done by the [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases] and others in terms of the development. I’m optimistic based on what we’ve seen so far, but I really can’t speculate on that. Our job at FDA is to look at the data when it’s available.”


Trump plans New Hampshire rally as he works to re-energize campaign

President Donald Trump plans an outdoor rally in New Hampshire on Saturday, the campaign's second of the coronavirus era following one in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last month that failed to draw the crowds his advisers predicted.

The campaign's announcement on Sunday of the planned rally comes at the end of a holiday weekend that saw the Republican reaffirm his vow to defeat what he called the "radical left," as polls show him trailing presumptive Democratic nominee former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

Trump's campaign said the rally would be held at 8 p.m. at Portsmouth International Airport and, in a nod to a national rise in coronavirus cases, would provide hand sanitizer and face masks.

"We look forward to so many freedom-loving patriots coming to the rally and celebrating America," Hogan Gidley, Trump 2020 national press secretary, said in a statement.

New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley said the rally would "only further highlight the chaos" Trump had caused in his "woefully inadequate" handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump narrowly lost the state to Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

Nick Cordero dies of coronavirus

Coronavirus | Increase of positive cases in USA

Donald Trump explains why coronavirus infections have increased in the United States

Protests in Arizona

In the United States, coronavirus infections have increased, however, in Arizona, people took to the streets to protest the health measures and restrictions that the authorities have implemented.

News about the price of oil in the face of the coronavirus pandemic in the USA and the world

When could a second check be approved & when would I get it?

US President Donald Trump has stated his support for a second coronavirus Economic Impact Payment, more commonly known as a stimulus check.

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Even people without symptoms should get tested for Covid-19

Even people without symptoms should get tested for COVID-19 if they have reason to suspect they might have been exposed to the virus, including being part of a crowd, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told ABC News on Friday.

"Anyone who thinks they may be infected -- independent of symptoms -- should get a test," Redfield told Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News' chief medical correspondent, and Aaron Katersky, ABC News Radio correspondent and host of the "Bringing Back America" podcast.

Second Stimulus Check: How could they affect student loans?

There are several reports that a second stimulus check could be coming as early as August but that could affect those who have student loans.

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Can you get Covid-19 twice?

There is no conclusive evidence that people can become reinfected with Covid-19 but researchers are studying thousands of patients to be sure of it.

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Coronavirus is not "99% harmless" - Dr. Stephen Hahn

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration repeatedly refused to comment on President Donald Trump’s recent claim that 99% of coronavirus cases in the U.S. “are totally harmless,” despite data showing that the majority of people infected with the virus show symptoms of Covid-19.

Dr. Stephen Hahn — the commissioner of food and drugs who is also a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force — was asked about Trump’s latest claim in two separate interviews Sunday but refused to address it when asked.

121 students have tested positive for coronavirus in Seattle


There are 121 students at the University of Washington in Seattle who have tested positive for Covid-19, according to an updated joint press release from the University of Washington and Public Health Seattle & King County.

Of these students, 112 are residents of fraternity houses in the Greek Row section north of the campus, the release said. On July 3, the Interfraternity Council, a student-led governing board for UW fraternities, reported that at least 117 residents living in 15 fraternity houses self-reported positive tests, the release said. 

Chicago police seize handgun with Trump's image embossed on the handle

The Chicago Police Department this weekend confiscated a handgun that had the image of President Donald Trump etched into the side. The Glock 19 was one of 17 guns seized by police over the holiday weekend in Chicago's South Side.

The confiscated Trump gun had the president's image emblazoned upon stars and stripes along the gun's frame (grip handle) and rail. The slide that moves back and forth on the top part of the gun had the words "Trump 45th."

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Hello and welcome to our live, rolling coverage of the coronavirus in the United States

Almost 11.5 million people globally have contracted the disease according to official figures, and well over half a million have lost their lives to the virus since it started to spread globally at the beginning of the year.

In the US, the first wave was believed to be over but that is obviously not the case. Texas, Florida, Arizona and California have seen a resurgence in new cases and record numbers of hospitalisations reaffirming fears that a second wave is a very real possibility.