The United States averaged more than 1,000 new coronavirus-related deaths for the ninth day in a row Tuesday, as fatalities remain high following a peak in new cases.

Daily new deaths had surged to near 3,000 in April before dropping, on average, through May and June. But with states reopening, the summer brought spikes in infection, concentrated at first in the South and West and now in the Midwest. As health officials predicted, an increase in deaths was not far behind.

More than 4.74 million cases and 153,000 deaths have been reported across the United States since the pandemic began. But the death toll “is what it is,” Trump said in an interview that aired Tuesday with “Axios on HBO.”

Here are some significant developments: