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Coronavirus update: Democratic Louisiana governor issues mask mandate as state’s death toll rises

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The United States reported more than 4,200 deaths in the past seven days, and experts warn that the trend could continue to get worse.
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Kent’s announcement comes in the wake of the ballet’s gala after which multiple attendees were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.
The Washington Post analyzed hundreds of videos and photos of the Brazilian president to retrace his steps in the two weeks before he first reported symptoms of the novel coronavirus.
Frat houses are facing a ‘massive change,’ with some recommending wearing masks indoors.
Trump administration said it has awarded a $354 million contract to a Virginia start-up that will manufacture a variety of generic drugs and their ingredients — including medicines used to treat covid-19 — at advanced manufacturing facilities in the United States.
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The daily coronavirus death toll in the United States increased this week after months of decline, as hospitals in hot-spot states were overwhelmed with new patients.
The Big Ten's decision to eliminate nonconference games is the latest grim indicator for one of the country's most popular pursuits.
The Big Ten announced the same decision Thursday, becoming the first Power Five conference to adjust its college football season because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Capitals will play Tampa Bay on Aug. 3 in their first game in the league’s expanded 24-team playoff format.
The spike is driven by a recent wave of cases in Southern and Western states.
Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall early on Sunday evening, producing dangerous flooding, forcing residents to weigh the risks of evacuating to shelters where social distancing could be difficult.
About 30 percent of people of color under 65 died, compared to 13 percent of their white counterparts, according to CDC's most in-depth analysis to date of covid-19 deaths in the U.S.
"This ultimately wasn’t that difficult of a decision for me," the 2012 National League MVP said.
Even in states where governors suggest mask rules are unenforceable, mayors are allowed to chart their own course.
Hundreds of millions of people started moving around again. Now, a surge is here, with new restrictions.
Newly reported cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States reached their highest levels in July and continue to ascend, suggesting that it will take a lot more than heat to slow its spread.
Trade adviser Peter Navarro leads the effort with support from Rudy Giuliani, the president’s lawyer, and Laura Ingraham’s show on Fox News.
The seven-time NASCAR champion is set to race at Kentucky Speedway on Sunday after sitting out last weekend, ending his streak of 663 consecutive starts
Cases are up in Hampton Roads while holding relatively steady statewide and in the national capital region.
Baseball's testing process has been beset by problems, threatening to undermine the players’ confidence in the safety of competing under these trying circumstances.
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