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US coronavirus cases rise by over 70,000 for second day in a row


Cases in the US on Friday rose by at least 70,674 after climbing by a record 77,499 on Thursday

Overheated, a healthcare worker takes a break as people wait in their vehicles in long lines for the coronavirus disease testing in Houston, Texas, US. (Photo: Reuters)

For a second day in a row, US coronavirus cases rose by over 70,000 as Americans clashed over wearing masks and whether to reopen schools in a few weeks.

Cases on Friday rose by at least 70,674 after climbing by a record 77,499 on Thursday, the largest increase posted by any country since the pandemic started, according to a Reuters tally.

U.S. deaths on Friday rose by at least 912, the fourth day in a row that fatalities have risen by over 900 a day.


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