US Exceeds Three Million Infections Of Corona Virus
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More than three million people in the US have now been confirmed to be positive for Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.
More than 131,000 deaths have been reported, and on Tuesday the US broke its record for most new cases reported in one day.
In spite of 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”.
Infections were compressing out, he said, while President Donald Trump discloses on Tuesday that America was “in a good place” regarding the virus.
Over 60,000 new cases were reported on Tuesday, shattering the previous highest toll of 55,220 new infections on 2 July.
The latest figures came as the states of California and Texas each reported more than 10,000 new daily cases.The latest figures came as the states of California and Texas each reported more than 10,000 new daily cases.
Meanwhile, two prestigious universities in the US are taking legal action against the government over an immigration rule they say will force international students to leave the country.
Under the rule, introduced by the Trump administration, foreign students would be barred from staying in the country if their colleges don’t hold in-person classes this autumn. Much university teaching is shifting online during the pandemic.