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July 19 coronavirus news

Updated 12:49 AM EDT, Mon July 20, 2020
WHO reports over quarter million new Covid-19 cases in 1 day

What you need to know

  • The number of new Covid-19 cases reported to the World Health Organization rose by 259,848 in 24 hours, the WHO said on Saturday. This is the largest single-day increase since the pandemic began.
  • The Australian state of Victoria is making mask-wearing mandatory, as cases there spike. “We are going to be wearing masks in Victoria, and potentially in other parts of the country for a very long time,” the state premier said.
  • An unpublished report prepared for the White House coronavirus task force recommends 18 states — including hard-hit California and Florida — roll back reopening measures.
  • The virus continues to rage through Latin America, with Brazil surpassing 2 million cases and Colombia reporting a record number of new cases for the second consecutive day.
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