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US exceeds three million coronavirus cases

Three million people in the US have now tested positive for Covid-19, this according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Over 131,000 deaths now reported, furthermore, on Tuesday the US broke its record for new cases in one day.

Despite the rise, the White House wants to press forward on some reopening, including schools.

US Vice-President Mike Pence, leader of the White House Coronavirus Task force, argued rules should not be "too tough".

Cases were flattening out, he said, while President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that America was "in a good place" regarding the pandemic.

Elsewhere, on Tuesday over 60,000 new cases have been reported, shattering the previous highest tally of 55,220 new cases on 2 July.

The latest figures came as the states of California and Texas each reported more than 10,000 new daily cases.

Dr Anthony Fauci, a contagious disease specialist and adviser to the White House for the coronavirus said the nation was still "knee-deep" in its first coronavirus wave

Steve Simmonds

Worldwide Breaking News

Sources and credits: BBC.UK, Thanks to Brian McGowan for sharing their work on Unsplash. Photo by Brian McGowan on Unsplash