US infection rate rising outside New York as states reopen

National coronavirus updates: US infection rate rising outside New York as states reopen

Updated: 3:22 PM EDT May 6, 2020

The latest:There have been more than 1.2 million coronavirus cases in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.The U.S. death toll has surpassed 71,000 people, according to Hopkins.An Associated Press analysis finds that taking the New York metropolitan area’s progress against the coronavirus out of the equation shows the rest of the U.S. moving in the wrong direction, with the infection rate rising even as states move to lift their lockdowns.President Trump toured and spoke at a mask production facility in Arizona on Tuesday. The World Health Organization says 108 potential COVID-19 vaccines are in development around the world, according to documents posted on its website.An influential coronavirus…

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