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August 23 coronavirus news

Updated 11:58 PM EDT, Sun August 23, 2020
9 states' Covid-19 case counts trending up

What you need to know

  • The world has topped 23 million coronavirus cases, with the US confirming more than 44,000 new infections in a 24-hour period to Saturday.
  • US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said if he were elected, he would be willing to shut down the country again if scientists recommended it.
  • India has recorded more than 3 million coronavirus cases. The country is the third-hardest hit in the world. It has hopes to develop a vaccine by the year’s end.
  • South Korea, credited with one of the world’s most rigorous responses, has recorded its sharpest daily increase in cases since March as it battles several new clusters.

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