Six members of President Trump’s campaign advance team for his Tulsa rally have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement from the president’s campaign. “Quarantine procedures” were implemented immediately, the statement added.
The rally comes as new daily coronavirus cases in the United States on Friday exceeded 30,000 for the first time in seven weeks, with states in the South and West continuing to report alarming spikes in new infections.
The country tallied 31,630 new confirmed cases Friday, according to tracking by The Washington Post. The last time new daily cases in the United States topped 30,000 was on May 1, when 33,263 new infections were reported.
Here are some significant developments:
An experimental vaccine by Oxford University has turned into the West’s best — and perhaps only — chance to have a viable vaccine before the end of the year.
Pope Francis thanked doctors and nurses from Italy’s hardest hit region for their work on Saturday in one of his first speeches to an in-person audience since the pandemic lockdowns.
The National Institutes of Health said it had halted a clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine for treating coronavirus patients, saying it “provides no benefit.”
Face mask requirements are taking hold across the country as states throughout the South and West continue to report record highs in new daily coronavirus cases.
Navy leaders have upheld the firing of an aircraft carrier captain whose handling of an outbreak raised concerns about the military’s vulnerability to the highly contagious disease and generated a personnel crisis for the Navy.
Brazil surpassed 1 million cases Friday as the country continues to battle the world’s second-highest number of confirmed infections, after the United States.
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