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July 16 coronavirus news

Updated 12:24 AM EDT, Fri July 17, 2020
Tapper: Pence got one thing right in his Covid-19 op-ed

What you need to know

  • At least 39 US states are reporting an increase in new cases from the week before. In California, Florida, Arizona and Texas, surging coronavirus cases have led to a shortage of hospital beds.
  • Target, CVS and Kroger are the latest US stores to require customers wear face masks while shopping.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services directed the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to put public hospital data back on its website hours after it had been removed. Earlier this week, the Trump administration decided to reroute some information first to the White House.

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