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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States shouldn’t reopen before at least May 1, model shows

The latest:There have been more than 835,000 coronavirus cases in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.The U.S. death toll has surpassed 45,000 people, according to Hopkins.Globally, there have been more than 2.6 million cases with more than 182,000 deaths.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director gave an ominous forecast of a possible second wave of the virus in the winter. New autopsy results show the coronavirus killed two Californians in early and mid-February — up to three weeks before the previously known first U.S. death from the virus.South Carolina became the latest state to announce its schools would remain closed through the remainder of the school year.President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he will be placing a 60-day pause on the issuance of certain immigration green cards. With a handful of states reopening parts of their economies, a coronavirus model routinely cited by the White House warns that no stat…

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