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Coronavirus death toll in U.S. increases as hospitals in hot-spot states are overwhelmed

Governors of hard-hit states like California, Arizona and Florida reimposed lockdown measures on July 1 as coronavirus cases rise. (Video: Reuters)
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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 U.S. reported its highest single-day infections — more than 67,000 cases — on Thursday. 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.

More than 131,000 people have died from coronavirus in the United States since the pandemic began, and at more than 3.1 million confirmed cases have been reported.

Here are some significant developments:

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