Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

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The U.S. has reported more than 7 million cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, a milestone that comes days after leading experts projected the virus’ spread was set to rapidly increase in coming months.

It has been eight months and four days since nation’s first case was announced, and in that time the U.S. has become the hardest-hit country in the world for both cases and deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

But the U.S. death toll from the virus may almost double by Jan. 1 amid a “major winter surge,” according to a projection by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, a source often cited by the White House and federal public health authorities. Among the factors that could drive such a surge: A restriction-weary public wearing masks and staying at home less.

Researchers warned states would likely need to reenact restrictions to combat the virus’ spread. That recommendation came the same week as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all virus restrictions on restaurants and businesses, saying “We’re not closing anything going forward.”

Meanwhile in Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced Friday, the same day that President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a rally at an airport in the state.

Some significant developments:

    A WHO official warned that it was “not only imaginable, but sadly very likely” that 2 million people worldwide would die from the virus before a vaccine is widely available.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have agreed to talk about a new coronavirus relief package, the New York Times reported. Meanwhile, House Democrats are working on passing a $2.4 trillion measure next week.Current coronavirus outbreaks are heating up fast in smaller cities in the heartland, where anti-mask sentiment tends to run high.Two former administrators of a Massachusetts veterans home have been charged over their handling of an outbreak where nearly 80 people died, the state attorney general said Friday.United Airlines will roll out a new COVID-19 testing program for passengers beginning Oct. 15. 

📈 Today’s numbers: The U.S. has reported more than 7 million cases and 203,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Globally, there have been more than 32.3 million cases and over 985,000 fatalities. A USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins data through late Thursday shows seven states — Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming, and also Puerto Rico —  set records for new cases in a week while North Dakota had a record number of deaths in a week.

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US is nowhere near herd immunity, study finds

By the end of July, about 9% of American adults had been exposed to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to a new study of dialysis patients, the largest yet looking for evidence of the disease in people’s blood.

That data shows the American public is a long way from achieving “herd immunity” – having enough infections to prevent further spread of the virus. 

The infection rates varied from essentially zero in some states that avoided infection by mid-summer, to more than one-third of residents in parts of New York hard-hit in the spring.

The new study, published in The Lancet, is in line with previous, smaller studies, and also showed areas with high numbers of Black and non-white Latino residents had higher infection rates than mostly white communities.

— Karen Weintraub

WHO official: 2M deaths ‘likely’ before a vaccine widely available

The global death toll from the new coronavirus sits just below 1 million, but without further action to slow the spread, it will likely double before a vaccine is widely available, a World Health Organization official said Friday.

Dr. Mike Ryan, head the WHO’s health emergencies program, said that 2 million deaths was “not only imaginable, but sadly very likely” in the absence of increased testing, tracing, social distancing, mask wearing and other measures to slow the spread of the virus.

“The time for action is now on every single aspect of this strategic approach,” Ryan said.

Florida Gov. DeSantis lifts all virus restrictions on restaurants, businesses

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he was lifting COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants and other businesses across Florida as he pushed to reopen the state’s economy.

DeSantis also said any local government limitations affecting restaurants and other businesses would have to be justified by his administration.

“We’re not closing anything going forward,” DeSantis said, while insisting that the state is prepared with plans in place if infections increase again.

The Phase 3 order will allow theme parks to operate at full capacity and lift any restrictions on gatherings, although the state still is recommending people avoid crowded spaces.

Bars can go beyond 50% capacity, if local governments give them the green light, DeSantis said.

– John Kennedy, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Queen Elizabeth II to cut costs as royal family faces $45M hit from pandemic

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her family are facing a $45 million hit from the coronavirus pandemic, partly due to a shortage of tourists, the monarch’s money-manager said Friday.

Releasing the royal household’s annual accounts, Keeper of the Privy Purse Michael Stevens said a lack of income from visitors to royal buildings was likely to bring a general funding shortfall of $19 million over three years.

He said the impact of the pandemic is also likely to cause a $25.4 million shortfall in a 10-year, $469 million program to replace antiquated heating, plumbing and wiring at Buckingham Palace, the queen’s London home.

2 charged in virus outbreak at Mass. veterans’ home

Two former operators of a nursing home in Massachusetts for veterans, where almost 80 patients died from the virus, are now facing criminal charges, the state attorney general announced Friday.

The former superintendent and medical director of Holyoke Soldiers’ Home will each face 10 counts, including charges criminal neglect and causing serious bodily injury. Attorney General Maura Healey said Bennett Walsh and David Clinton were indicted by a grand jury, believed to be the first such case in the United States involving nursing home employees facing criminal charges for COVID-19 deaths.

At least 76 veterans at the home died due to COVID-19 after the operators made the “most disturbing” decision to consolidate two units into one, mixing COVID-positive patients with those that had no symptoms and allowing the virus to spread, Healey said.

Virginia governor, first lady test positive for COVID-19

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and first lady Pamela Northam tested positive for COVID-19, his office said in a statement Friday morning.

The two were tested after a staff member in their residence developed symptoms and later tested positive. According to a news release, Gov. Northam is asymptomatic while first lady Northam is experiencing mild symptoms. 

“We are grateful for your thoughts and support, but the best thing you can do for us — and most importantly, for your fellow Virginians — is to take this seriously,” Northam said.

US hit 200K deaths on Tuesday. By Friday, more than 3,000 more have died — the number of lives lost on 9/11.

The United States surpassed 200,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, and by the end of the week, the country has already lost more than 3,000 more people, roughly the death toll of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

As of Friday afternoon, an additional 3,147 people in the U.S. had died since the country hit the grim 200,000 mark, according to Johns Hopkins data. On 9/11, 2,977 people were killed in the attacks. 

According to a projection by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, the U.S. death toll from the virus could almost double by Jan. 1, expected to reach approximately 371,500 by the end of the year.

NYC threatens new shutdowns in hot spot neighborhoods

New York City could see its first new COVID-19 shutdowns in months as the city’s health department said certain hot spot areas may have nonessential businesses closed if their case numbers continue to rise.

Parts of Brooklyn and Queens were facing a rollback in reopenings after the neighborhoods have seen a spike in cases in the past month. The city said it was considering closing nonessential businesses and private schools and banning gatherings of 10 or more in the areas if cases do not come down by early next week.

The city also planned to send more inspectors to the areas to monitor compliance of mask wearing and social distancing. Fines could be issued for those refusing to wear masks, the health department said.

Pac-12, Mountain West conferences vote to play college football seasons

The Pac-12 will join the Big Ten in attempting to play football this fall, the league announced Thursday, reversing a decision made in August to postpone until the winter or spring at the earliest due to the health concerns posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Mountain West Conference followed a few hours later by announcing an Oct. 24 return, the ninth of 10 FBS conferences that now plan to complete their seasons by Dec. 20.

Pac-12 play will begin on Nov. 6 with a seven-game schedule consisting of only league games and culminating with the conference championship game on Dec. 18.

– Paul Myerberg

Health officials warn against Donald Trump’s planned Virginia airport rally

A Virginia health official is warning that President Donald Trump’s planned rally Friday poses a “severe public health threat” as 4,000 people are expected to attend. 

Dr. Natasha Dwamena, a Department of Public Health district director, wrote a letter to the private company that leases the hangar where the rally is scheduled to take place. She said the rally at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport would defy Gov. Ralph’s Northam’s order banning gatherings of more than 250 people.

The governor’s top health and transportation aides also sent letters to airport officials to remind them they have “the authority to enforce” the state’s law.

A conservative radio host and chairman of the Virginia delegation for the Trump campaign said Democrats are trying to block the rally for political reasons. “Panic has set amongst Virginia Democrats,” John Fredericks said.

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Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

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Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

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Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

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Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

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Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

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Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

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Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

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Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

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Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

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Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

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Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

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Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

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Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), joined by members of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, listens during a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Pelosi joined her colleagues to unveil the Climate Crisis action plan, which calls for government mandates, tax incentives and new infrastructure to bring the U.S. economys greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. Stefani Reynolds, Getty ImagesFullscreen

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Dozens wait in their cars at a drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Community Care clinic at the Hancock Center in Austin, Texas, on Saturday June 27, 2020. Jay Janner, Austin American-Statesman via USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

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Entrance of a restaurant in Austin, Texas, on June 27, 2020. Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., wears a face mask as she arrives to speak at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, June 26, 2020. Carolyn Kaster, APFullscreen

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Alcozy Payno-Gamble reads as she waits in line to vote in primary elections at the Nepperhan Community Center in Yonkers, N.Y. June 23, 2020. Despite the number of people who voted early by absentee ballot, election workers at the site said turnout was heavier than usual, which they attributed to the fact that there were fewer polling sites than usual throughout the city due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Seth Harrison, The Journal NewsFullscreen

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Restaurant set tables on Main street, closed to traffic, to create an outdoor dining area where people can enjoy lunch in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 21, 2020 – Visitors flock to Annapolis for the start of summer 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. DANIEL SLIM, AFP via Getty ImagesFullscreen

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Danielle Espinoza, right, listens as hairstylist Wendy Newsome, in Portland, Ore., provides a virtual guided haircut through Zoom during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Saturday, June 13, 2020. Jeff Chiu, APFullscreen

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Manager Adam Smith of the Hanover Raiders, left, and manager Mike Kipe of the Hagerstown Braves, right, stand at proper social distances with umpires Denny Rotz, center back, and Carl McKee before playing in game one of a doubleheader in the South Penn Baseball League at Diller Field on June 20, 2020 in Hanover, Pennsylvania. In their 55th season, the South Penn Baseball League resumed today after being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and following Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issuing guidelines for recreational sports. Many other levels of baseball have been canceled or postponed due to coronavirus around the globe, including Major League Baseball. Patrick Smith, Getty ImagesFullscreen

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Rhode Island Democratic state Rep. Raymond Hull, below center, holds a microphone on the floor of the House Chamber while separated by plastic protective barriers at the start of a legislative session, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I. Wednesday’s session was the first by the legislature to be held on the floor of the chamber since March of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Steven Senne, APFullscreen

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People exercise at Inspire South Bay Fitness behind plastic sheets in their workout pods while observing social distancing on June 15, 2020 in Redondo Beach, Calif. as the gym reopens today under California’s coronavirus Phase 3 reopening guidelines. FREDERIC J. BROWN, AFP via Getty ImagesFullscreen

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Sonia Singh, the manager of Ashley 21 clothing store, tapes up a social distancing sign in Mount Vernon, N.Y., June 9, 2020. Counties north of New York City are reopening clothing stores as part of Phase 2 during the coronavirus pandemic. Mark Lennihan, APFullscreen

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People ride the subway on the first day of phase one of the reopening after the coronavirus lockdown on June 8, 2020 in New York City. New York City enters phase one one hundred days after the first confirmed case of Covid-19. David Dee Delgado, Getty ImagesFullscreen

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Nyasha Sarju sits as a Seattle Fire Department paramedic prepares to take a nasal swab sample to test for coronavirus at a testing site, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Seattle, after Sarju came in to be checked following her protesting over the past two weeks in the city. The new citywide testing program expanded testing criteria to include individuals who participated in demonstrations throughout the past week, where people who have been protesting the death of George Floyd, a black man who was died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. Elaine Thompson, APFullscreen

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Joel Hernandez Valdez, the 100th patient to recover from COVID-19 at Banner Baywood Medical Center, is discharged on June 5, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. Sean Logan, The Arizona Republic via USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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Dealers in masks wait for customers before the reopening of the D Las Vegas hotel and casino, June 3, 2020, in Las Vegas. Casinos were allowed to reopen on Thursday after temporary closures as a precaution against the coronavirus. John Locher, APFullscreen

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Residents cast their votes during the annual town meeting on June 2, 2020 in Worcester, Mass. The meeting was held on the Auburn High football field to adhere to social distancing guidelines due to COVID-19. Ashley Green, WORCESTER TELEGRAM & GAZETTE via USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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USA; Amanda Davidson helps her daughter, Lyle, put on her face mask after they got out of the pool at Rosewood Pool on Tuesday June 2, 2020. Some city-owned swimming pools are reopening with reduced hours and capacity and with new rules to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Guests must have their temperature taken and give their contact information before entering the facility, and they must wear face masks when outside the pool. The pool closes every two hours for a 15-minute cleaning and disinfecting. Jay Janner, American Statesman via USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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Stylist Rachel Carter washes reporter Maggie Menderski’s hair at the Neatbeat hair salon in Louisville, Ky. on May 27, 2020. They are separated from other clients by newly installed plastic dividers. Salons have recently reopened following the shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sam Upshaw Jr., Courier Journal via USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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Lifeguard Mark Rerecich wears a mask as he watches over guests at Cowabunga Bay Water Park, which was allowed to open for the first time this weekend because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on May 30, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada. Ethan Miller, Getty ImagesFullscreen

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Kalea Shippee, owner of Salon Meraki, in Brattleboro, Vt., works on dying the hair of Jen Delano on Friday, May 29, 2020. Friday was the first time the salon was allowed to open up since Vermont closed all hair salons and barbershops because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kristopher Radder, The Brattleboro Reformer via APFullscreen

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Artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada works on a 20,000-square foot mural of a health care worker in a parking lot in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the Queens borough of New York on May 27, 2020. Seth Wenig, APFullscreen

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Surrounded by fellow House Republican members, House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol, May 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Calling it unconstitutional, Republican leaders have filed a lawsuit against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and congressional officials in an effort to block the House of Representatives from using a proxy voting system to allow for remote voting during the coronavirus pandemic. Drew Angerer, Getty ImagesFullscreen

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Invited guests listen as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event on protecting seniors with diabetes, in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. The United States is closing in on 100,000 deaths in less than four months caused by the coronavirus. Win McNamee, Getty ImagesFullscreen

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Rep. John Mark Windle, left, D-Livingston, wears a mask due to COVID-19 precautions during a meeting of the House K-12 subcommittee Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Lawmakers resumed working inside the legislative facilities Tuesday. Mark Humphrey, APFullscreen

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Illinois state Rep. Darren Bailey, R-Louisville, left, listens to Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, as they speak before the Illinois House of Representatives voted 81-27 to remove him from the House floor for not wearing a mask Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Some GOP members voted for his removal. The legislators are gathering at the center instead of in their chamber in the Illinois Capitol building a few blocks away because it affords more space for to practice social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Ted Schurter, The State Journal-Register- USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, center, and Isaiah Tsosie, right, an office specialist with the Coyote Canyon chapter, move fresh food off a truck to be distributed to community members at a food distribution point before the start of a weekend long curfew, in Coyote Canyon, N.M., on the Navajo Nation on May 15, 2020. All businesses including the 13 grocery stores on the reservation were closed during the weekend long curfew to combat the new coronavirus pandemic. The Navajo Nation has been one of the hardest hit areas from the COVID-19 pandemic in the entire United States. David Wallace, The Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK Fullscreen

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Workers have nearly completed preparations for the arrival of Illinois state representatives at the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield, Ill. on May 18, 2020, when the Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield for three days to take up a spring session workload long delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The House will gather at the downtown location instead of in their chamber in the Illinois Capitol building a few blocks away because it affords more space for legislators to practice social distancing. Ted Schurter, The State Journal-Register via USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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Candace Montgomery finishes a hair cut with Ralph Duncan of Anderson at Great Clips in Anderson, S.C. Monday, May 18, 2020. Gyms, salons, tattoo parlors and other close-contact businesses in the Upstate opened their doors Monday after an executive order closing them was lifted in South Carolina. Ken Ruinard, Anderson Independent Mail / USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

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A crew member in a mask looks on in the garage area prior to the NASCAR Cup Series The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway on May 17, 2020 in Darlington, South Carolina. NASCAR resumes the season after the nationwide lockdown due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19). Chris Graythen, Getty ImagesFullscreen

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Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) helps to register families as they wait in line in their vehicles for food to be distributed by the group Empowering Culpeper at the Culpeper Sports Complex May 16, 2020 in Culpeper, Virginia. Win McNamee, Getty ImagesFullscreen

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Jayden Deltoro, left, watches “Trolls World Tour,” while wearing a protective mask amid the coronavirus pandemic, at the Four Brothers Drive In Theatre, Friday, May 15, 2020, in Amenia, N.Y. John Minchillo, APFullscreen

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Joe Barnes, owner of Safe Spray Services, sprays disinfectant at Rococo restaurant as he treats and cleans the surfaces on Friday, May 15, 2020, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Barnes turned his grease traps cleaning service to a COVID-19 deep-cleaning service, that includes disinfectant spay, clean-up and UV ray treatment, to contribute to the pandemic response and keep his employees paid. Chris Landsberger, The OklahomanFullscreen

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Ivanka Trump, first daughter and adviser to President Donald Trump, adjusts her mask after a tour at the distribution center of Coastal Sunbelt Produce May 15, 2020 in Laurel, Maryland. Alex Wong, Getty ImagesFullscreen

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Shandrika Pritchett with the Walton County Health Department administers a COVID-19 test at a drive-thru testing station set up at the Van R Butler Elementary School on May 14 in South Walton County, Fla. Michael Snyder, The Northwest Florida Daily NewsFullscreen

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Hollywood police officers monitor activity along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk during the new coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Lynne Sladky, APFullscreen

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People wait in line as members of the US Army National Guard hand out food and other essentials for people in need at a food pantry in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on May 13, 2020. Angela Weiss, AFP via Getty ImagesFullscreen

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The United States Navy Blue Angels fly over Chicago outside of Northwestern Memorial Hospital to honor healthcare workers and all those affected by COVID-19, May 12, 2020. Patrick Gorski, USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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Lee Moore of White Plains, N.Y. picks out Mother’s Day roses at Sunshine Market in White Plains May 10, 2020. Moore was buying roses for her mother, mother-in-law, and a friend, all of which she said would be delivered while practicing social distancing, including just leaving the roses for her friend on her doorstep. Seth Harrison, The Journal NewsFullscreen

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A woman dressed in a former New England Patriots’ Tom Brady jersey, waits in line at a food distribution site, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Chelsea, Mass. The donated food was delivered to the site in the Patriots’ team truck. Michael Dwyer, APFullscreen

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Angela Hernandez has her hair washed at Kosmo Salon on Friday, May 8, 2020. Barbershops and nail salons reopened on Friday, May 8, 2020 as part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen after coronavirus closures. Courtney Sacco, Corpus Christi Caller-TimesFullscreen

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Battelle decontamination technicians Zachary Leiman, left, and Rod McCollum prepare to test a Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System on May 8, 2020 in Brighton, Colorado. The decontamination system can process up to 80,000 used N95 respirators per day using vapor phase hydrogen peroxide that kills coronavirus and allows masks to be reused 20 times without degradation. Michael Ciaglo, Getty ImagesFullscreen

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People affected by the coronavirus pandemic line up in their cars at Central Texas Food Bank drive-through food distribution at Del Valle High School in Austin, Texas, on Thursday May 7, 2020. Hundreds received an emergency food box containing about 28 pounds of shelf stable food items. Jay Janner, Austin American-Statesman / USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

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Alice Mayes, 92, is visited by her family at Signature HealthCARE on May 6, 2020 in NewBurgh, Ind. The family, from left, Onya Rhoades, Lexi Rhoads, 3, Dylan Rhoades, 5, Kaitlyn Helmbrecht, 2, James Helmbrecht and Del Mayes were separated by a window glass on May 6, 2020 in Newburgh, Ind. The 92-year-old is a COVID-19 survivor. Denny Simmons, Evansville Courier & PressFullscreen

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Members of the National Nurses United stand among 88 pairs of empty shoes representing nurses that they say have died from COVID-19 while demonstrating in Lafayette Park across from the White House May 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. The union is protesting during Nurses’ Week to demand that their employers and the federal government ‘provide safe workplaces by providing optimal personal protective equipment (PPE), safe staffing, presumptive eligibility for workers compensation benefits and more’ during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Chip Somodevilla, Getty ImagesFullscreen

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Jurek Williamson, the owner of King’s Temple Barber Shop in Memphis, Tenn. cuts the hair of Dashawn Whiting, 16, on May 6, 2020, the first day he is able to reopen his shop during Phase 1 of the city’s plan to restart the economy after it was shuttered over fears stemming from spread of the coronavirus pandemic. (Via OlyDrop) Joe Rondone, Memphis Commercial AppealFullscreen

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No need for social distancing on this day at the Whippy Dip ice cream stand in Erie, Pa. on May 5, 2020. Ed Beck, center, walks across the white X’s placed six feet apart to help customers practice social distancing due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Greg Wohlford, Erie Times-News via USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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With senators practicing social distancing Justin Walker testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be a U.S. circuit judge for the District of Columbia Circuit on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Jonathan Ernst, APFullscreen

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A sign in a store window at Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Ind., lets customers know they are still temporarily closed on Monday, May 4, 2020. Mykal McEldowney, IndyStar / USA TODAY NETWORK Fullscreen

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Lisa Ford, right, of Kyle, gets her temperature checked by Margaret Capulin before entering EVO Entertainment on Monday. The movie theater in Kyle, Texas reopened Monday after Gov. Greg Abbott last week lifted the shelter in place order and allowed retail stores, restaurants and some other businesses to open to the public at no more than 25% capacity. Jay Janner, American-Statesman-USA TODAY NETFullscreen

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The band Hypnotik performs out of a garage in a Northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood, for a social distance concert for neighbors, Saturday, May 2, 2020. SARAH PHIPPS, The Oklahoman / USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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The casket of Paul Cary rests in the back of an Ambulnz ambulance at Newark International Airport where his body will be flown back to his home state of Colorado on May 3, 2020. Cary died of complications from COVID-19, he became sick while serving as a volunteer with Ambulnzís State of New York COVID Response team. AMY NEWMAN, NORTHJERSEY.COM/ USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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Dozens donned masks along with scrubs and white coats as the Physicians Action Network held a public rally in support of Dr. Amy Acton at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Doctors stood six feet apart, marked by lengths of rope, to highlight the value of social distancing during the COVID19 pandemic. The rally was a response to protestors of the state’s Stay at Home orders who demonstrated outside Acton’s home in Bexley on Saturday. Barbara J. Perenic, The Columbus Dispatch / USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

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A sign in the meat section of Smart and Final in Santa Clarita, Calif., warn customers of a limit on meat purchases May 3, 2020. Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAYFullscreen

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Shelbi Daniels, left, Dawn Hamilton, center, and Heather Kahle, right, of Bliley Technologies hand out face shields free to the public May 2, 2020 at the Millcreek Township business. Bliley Technologies has been assembling and distributing the COVID-19 face shields that were designed at Penn State Behrend and paid for by the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority. Jack Hanrahan, Erie Times-NewsFullscreen

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Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, Curtis Sulcer wipes down an escalator for shoppers at the North Park Mall in Dallas, Saturday, May 2, 2020. Texas charged into its first weekend of re-opening the economy with residents allowed to go back to malls, restaurants, movie theaters and retail stores in limited numbers. LM Otero, APFullscreen

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Dressed as the Grim Reaper, Florida Attorney Daniel Uhlfelder talks with reporters after walking the newly opened beach near Destin, Fla on Friday, May 1, 2020. Uhlfelder was protesting the Walton County (Florida) Commission’s decision to reopen the county’s beaches in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. “In these circumstances, I can see no rational reason to open our beaches, effectively inviting tens of thousands of tourists back into our community” Uhlfelder said in a news release. “If by dressing up as the ‘Grim Reaper’ and walking our beaches I can make people think and potentially help save a life – that is the right thing to do.” DEVON RAVINE, NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS / USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

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Tymber Bryant, left, and Jackie Baker, with the 228 Theater Tactical Signal Brigade of the South Carolina National Guard in Spartanburg, place food in the car of Sterling Crawford of Abbeville, food from Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina at the Department of Social Services Abbeville County Government Buildings in Abbeville, S.C. on Friday, May 1, 2020. Donal Dickens, the Williamston Branch Manager of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina said there was enough food for three days for 500 families who drove through, which ran out in two hours. Ken Ruinard, Anderson Independent Mail / USA TODAY Network Fullscreen

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United States Postal Service mail carrier Frank Colon, 59, delivers mail amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 30, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. Everyday the United States Postal Service employees work and deliver essential mail to customers. PAUL RATJE, AFP via Getty ImagesFullscreen

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Medical workers take in patients outside of a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center on May 01, 2020 in the Borough Park neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Hospitals in New York City, which have been especially hard hit by the coronavirus, are just beginning to see a downturn in COVID-19 cases. Spencer Platt, Getty ImagesFullscreen

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The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort prepares to depart Manhattan’s West Side to return to Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia on April 30, 2020 in New York City. The USNS Comfort, a floating hospital in the form of a Navy ship, is departing New York after the last patient aboard was discharged earlier this week. The Comfort’s 1,000 beds and 12 operation rooms were deployed to ease pressure on New York hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic. Jeenah Moon, Getty ImagesFullscreen

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Pedestrians walk past a sign in front of the The Anthem, a popular live music venue, displaying a message of support amid the coronavirus pandemic, on April 29, 2020, in Washington, DC. Olivier Douliery, AFP via Getty ImagesFullscreen

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Richard Frady of Hartwell, Georgia, a recovering COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit at AnMed Health in Anderson, waves a “Can’t Wait to be Home!” sign on his 32nd day after diagnosis, to his wife Sally Frady and daughter Allison Nissen of Atlanta, from his window at the hospital with medical staff in Anderson, S.C. Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Ken Ruinard, Anderson Independent Mail / USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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Phoenix Fire Department engineer Jake Fierros, left, receives a free antibody test for the new coronavirus, administered by Phoenix Fire Department engineer paramedic Johnny Johnson at the Phoenix Fire Department training facility in Phoenix on April 28, 2020. Antibody tests, do not test for the presence of COVID-19 itself, but detect whether someone has the antibodies in their immune system to fight off the virus. Within ten minutes after taking the test that first responder was notified by phone if they tested positive. The tests available to all members of the Phoenix Fire Department were organized by the United Phoenix Firefighters Association. David Wallace/The Republic/ USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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A person wears a mask to protect against the coronavirus, votes in the Ohio primary election at the Hamilton County Board of Elections on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Norwood, a suburb of Cincinnati. Albert Cesare, The Cincinnati EnquirerFullscreen

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AnMed Health staff and bystanders take photos and video of F-16 planes from The South Carolina Air National Guard 169th Fighter Wing flying over the hospital in Anderson, S.C. Monday, April 27, 2020. The group stated they “are humbled by the sacrifices made from our first responders and healthcare professionals. As our jets return from a training mission late Monday morning, 27 April, our six-ship formation of Swamp Fox F-16 fighter jets will split off into three groups, with each group flying over different regions of the state in a display of national thanks to all who are fighting the good fight.”
“Our flight planners did their best to cover as many areas of our great state that flight limitations could allow. We wish we could flyover everyone who are contributing to winning the fight against COVID-19.” Ken Ruinard, Anderson Independent Mail / USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

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A waiter at Gloria’s Latin Cuisine in serves up lunch to patrons on the patio in Colleyville, Texas on April 27, 2020. Raymond Carlin III, USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

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Shelley Craft, owner of The Men’s Refinery BarberSpa gives a haircut to Kenneth Gregory at her salon in Augusta, Ga., Friday morning April 23, 2020. Michael Holahan, The Augusta Chronicle / USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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Barber Patrick Watkins of Jet Cuts & Styles finishes up a haircut on Darrell Stevens at the reopened barbershop in Athens, Ga, on Friday, April 24, 2020. The shop is one of the first non-essential businesses in Athens to open following Gov. Brian Kemp’s announcement to ease his COVID-19 emergency declaration. Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald / USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

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Pictures of the Crescent High School graduating class of 2020 are seen in downtown Crescent, Okla., Saturday, April 25, 2020. The pictures were hung to recognize the senior class that doesn’t know what their graduation ceremony will look like. BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN / USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

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Vehicles line up to receive food during a donation drive by World Central Kitchen in the parking lot of the Camden Yards Sports Complex, Saturday, April 25, 2020, in Baltimore. World Central Kitchen conducted its food relief operation during the coronavirus outbreak to help relieve food insecurity faced by Baltimore’s vulnerable communities, at the request of Governor Larry Hogan. Julio Cortez, APFullscreen

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Eric Jones, 15, bowls as his dad, Heath, watches in the backyard of their Oklahoma City home, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Health and his son Eric built a bowling lane in their backyard so that Eric, a competitive bowler, could continue to bowl while bowling alleys are closed. Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman/ USA TODAY NETWORK Fullscreen

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Edwar Johnson works on making protective masks in Warren, Mich., Thursday, April 23, 2020. General Motors has about 400 workers at the now-closed transmission plant in suburban Detroit. Paul Sancya, APFullscreen

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Caskets of Muslims who have passed away from the coronavirus are prepared for burial at a busy Brooklyn funeral home on the first day of Ramadan on April 24, 2020 in New York. Like the majority of New York City funeral homes, services that deal with the dead in New York’s Muslim communities have been overwhelmed with the large number of deceased. Around the world, Muslims are preparing to observe the holy month of Ramadan under severe restrictions caused by the coronavirus outbreak. New York City, which has been the hardest hit city in America from COVID-19, is starting to see a slowdown in hospital visits and a lowering of the daily death rate from the virus. Spencer Platt, Getty ImagesFullscreen

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Cars line up for food at the Utah Food Bank’s mobile food pantry at the Maverik Center, Friday, April 24, 2020, in West Valley City, Utah. As coronavirus concerns continue, the need for assistance has increased, particularly at the Utah Food Bank. Rick Bowmer, APFullscreen

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Fitness coordinator Janet Hollander, leads a session of Balcony Boogie from outside Willamette Oaks in Eugene, Oregon for residents sheltering in their apartments during the COVID-19 shutdown Tuesday April 21, 2020. The staff of the senior housing center have modified some of the regular routines for residents, staging activities like morning stretches and aerobic opportunities while still observing social distancing protocols. Chris Pietsch, The Register-Guard / USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

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Sheila Parr and her daughters Violet Cann, left, 7, and Stella Cann, 5, donate food and toilet paper to the Little Free Library on Princeton Drive in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday April 21, 2020. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, many of the book exchange boxes around the U.S. are being repurposed as sharing boxes with free food and toilet paper. Jay Janner, Austin American-Statesman / USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

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The Paterson fire department COVID-19 EMS unit responds to a call for a person under investigation of having the coronavirus on April 16, 2020. Paterson has one of the highest coronavirus caseloads in N.J., with about 3,000 residents testing positive, according to New Jersey health officials. Amy Newman, NorthJersey.Com/USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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Fadia Joseph volunteers at a Central Texas Food Bank drive-through distribution at Del Valle High School in Austin, Texas, on April 20, 2020. About 100 volunteers distributed nonperishable food and toiletries to thousands of people who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Jay Janner, Austin American-Statesman via USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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People wait in line at a Central Texas Food Bank drive-through distribution at Del Valle High School in Austin, Texas, on April 20, 2020. About 100 volunteers distributed nonperishable food and toiletries to thousands of people who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Jay Janner, Austin American-Statesman via USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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Alma Cropper, 84, left, is given a coronavirus test near her vehicle at a walk-up testing center, April 20, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. According to the City of Annapolis Office of Emergency Management, the testing site began with a limited number of tests for people with symptoms on Monday. Julio Cortez, APFullscreen

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People wait in line for a coronavirus test at one of the new walk-in COVID-19 testing sites that opened at the located in the parking lot of NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health Morrisania in the Bronx Section of New York on April 20, 2020. TIMOTHY A. CLARY, AFP via Getty ImagesFullscreen

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A deserted 42nd Street is seen in midtown New York on April 19, 2020 during the COVID-19, coronavirus epidemic. Timothy A. Clary, AFP via Getty ImagesFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

A woman wearing a face mask to protect herself from the coronavirus carries balloons for a birthday party on April 18, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. Olivier Douliery, AFP via Getty ImagesFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Delcia Dias (left) and Monica Dias celebrate the beaches opening on a limited basis during the coronavirus pandemic Friday, April 17, 2020 on Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The beaches are open from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and then 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for activities such as walking, running, surfing, swimming, fishing and other activities. No sunbathing or sitting is allowed. Will Dickey, Florida Times-UnionFullscreen

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A pedestrian uses a face cover while walking in downtown Durham, N.C., Friday, April 17, 2020. Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-home orders remain in effect as the coronavirus has not yet reached its peak in the state according to some hospitals. Gerry Broome, APFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

IMPD cadets salute during a traditional 10-42 end of duty call for IMPD Officer Breann Leath, Thursday, April 16, 2020. “I’m just heartbroken,” Hannon, who indicated she has members of her family on police departments, said about the death of Leath. Robert Scheer, Indianapolis StarFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

A mourner attends the funeral of Saul Sanchez, a longtime JBS employee that died of the coronavirus disease, at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Greeley, Colo. on Apr 15, 2020. Bethany Baker, The Coloradoan via USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

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As masks became harder to get, hospitals began looking for ways to re-use them. Dan Cates demonstrates how used N95 masks will be placed onto plastic racks to be sterilized by a robot utilizing ultraviolet light at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. David Joles, Star Tribune via APFullscreen

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Mike Lane, a gas station attendant, tries to protect himself the best way he can to avoid the coronavirus while working at a Sunoco in Ridgefield Park, N.J. on April 15, 2020. NJ is the only state with full service gas in the country. Tariq Zehawi/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

To reduce the number of times a patient’s room door is opened and the amount of personal protective equipment required, nurses in the intensive care unit of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital communicate through a window with an erasable whiteboard from a COVID-19 patient’s room on April 14, 2020 in Leonardtown, Maryland. Win McNamee, Getty ImagesFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

This trio finds ample room to walk through a Rochester, N.Y. neighborhood on April 14, 2020 while following social distancing protocols during the coronavirus pandemic. Jamie Germano, Rochester Democrat and ChronicleFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

A woman gestures to a child in a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus to pose for a photograph with the Rocky statue outfitted with mock surgical face mask at the Philadelphia Art Museum in Philadelphia, April 14, 2020. Matt Rourke, APFullscreen

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Finn, Thunder and Lego at the window of Ronald Boik visiting him as their owner Nicole George holds their leashes at the Cedar Woods Assisted Living in Belleville, Michigan on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Nicole and Tim George brought their three alpacas, Thunder, Finn and Lego to the nursing home to brighten up the day for some of the 110 residents that live there. Nozmi Elder, 70 of Dearborn and owner of Cedar Woods Assisted Living said most of the residents have been confined to their rooms for the past three weeks as precautions for the Coronavirus and thought the site of alpacas visiting them would lift their spirits. Eric Seals, The Detroit Free Press-USA TODAYFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Lisa Chamblee buys produce at Concord Market in Anderson, S.C. April 9, 2020. The market sells food and plants from local sources and is selling well according to the business. Ken Ruinard, Anderson Independent Mail-via USA TODAY NETWORK Fullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

People wait in their cars Thursday, April 9, 2020, at Traders Village for the San Antonio Food Bank to begin food distribution. The need for emergency food aid has exploded in recent weeks due to the coronavirus epidemic. William Luther, The San Antonio Express-News via APFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

A man wearing a mask walks by St. John’s United Methodist Church COVID-19 Cross of Hope in Anderson, S.C. on April 9, 2020. The cross with royal blue ribbons for each diagnosed person in South Carolina started when there were 450 cases, but as the cross was placed in front of the church Thursday morning, the cases in South Carolina are at 2,552 with 63 deaths. Ken Ruinard via USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Sandra Cooley waves from her window to the Easter Bunny as he visits Crimson Village assisted living community Thursday, April 9, 2020. The bunny came from Amediysis, a home health, hospice care and personal care company that serves Crimson Village. The bunny stayed outside the building to ensure safety from COVID-19 exposure to the residents. Gary Cosby Jr, Tuscaloosa News via USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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United Airlines’ Terminal C is nearly empty at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. on April 9, 2020. Danielle Parhizkaran, NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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Rabbi Dean Shapiro (left) of Temple Emanuel in Tempe, angles his laptop so others online can see their Seder plate as Shapiro’s partner, Haim Ainsworth and their son, Jacob Shapiro-Ainsworth, 11, look on, as they participate in an online Seder during the first night of the Jewish holiday of Passover at their home in Tempe on April 8, 2020. The Seder which included members from Temple Emanuel was being held online because of the coronavirus pandemic. David Wallace, The Arizona Republic via USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

First Responders gathered outside of Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y. on April 8, 2020, to applaud the doctors, nurses and staff for the hard work they are doing during the coronavirus pandemic. Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal NewsFullscreen

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Nurses in the emergency department of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital don personal protective equipment before entering the room of a patient suspected of having coronavirus April 8 in Leonardtown, Md. Win McNamee, Getty ImagesFullscreen

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A whimsical display fashioned like giant high-demand toilet paper rolls draws attention to Hub City Smokehouse’s curbside service on Main Street in historic downtown Crestview, Fla. on April 7, 2020. Michael Snyder, Northwest Florida Daily News / USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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A woman looks for a director after voting at Riverside High School in Milwaukee on April 7, 2020. The Wisconsin primary is moving forward in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic after Gov. Tony Evers sought to shut down Tuesday’s election in a historic move Monday that was swiftly rejected by the conservative majority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court by the end of the day. Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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In Austin, Texas, on April 6, 2020. Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Austin High School seniors and best friends, clockwise from top left, Brooke Peterman, 17, Maddy McCutchin, 18, Lucia Saenz, 17, Reese Simek, 18, and Lily Tickle, 18, visit with each other in the parking lot at the school in Austin, Texas, on Sunday April 5, 2020. In the midst of a shelter in place order due to the coronavirus pandemic, the girls sat in the back of their cars to chat at a safe distance. Jay Janner, Austin American-Statesman / USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

A customer leaves Vagabond Coffee on Edgewood Avenue with his takeout order as the marque on the Murray Hill Theater offered positive words in light of the closings around Jacksonville, Fla and the rest of the country in the effort to slow down the spread of the coronavirus Saturday, April 4, 2020. Bob Self, The Florida Times-Union/ USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Over 3,000 vehicles made their way to the parking lot of Nelson Field at Reagan Early College High School in northeast Austin to pick up to a 30-pound box of food April 4, 2020. President and CEO of Central Texas Food Bank in Austin, Texas. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL, Austin American-Statesman / USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Becky Kops, right, uses a picker to hand her friend, Dajen Bohachek, a present as friends of Bohachek, of Bayside, held a social distance drive by birthday party for her during the coronavirus to celebrate her 44th birthday in Bayside, Wis. on Friday, April 3, 2020. The group decorated their vehicles at the Fox Point Village Hall before heading to Bohachek’s home to celebrate from the road. The stay at home order and the necessity to stay socially distant from each other has inspired creative ways for people to connect. MIKE DE SISTI, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

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An Arlington County employee speaks with a woman at a drive-thru donation point created to collect unused and unopened personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies and some food items to help people responding to the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, in Arlington, Virginia on April 3, 2020. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds, AFP via Getty ImagesFullscreen

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Lorena Dominguez, a campus operations specialist at the IDEA Rundberg charter school in Austin, Texas, teaches math to kindergartener Reighan Holzkamp, 6, on Wednesday April 1, 2020. Ten children of first responders and essential workers are being taught at the school amid the coronavirus pandemic. Jay Janner, American-Statesman/ USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

The City of Phoenix closes park amenities due to the COVID-19 health crisis on the first day of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s “stay at home” order at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix on April 1, 2020. Rob Schumacher, The Arizona Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK Fullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

The beach in Walton County, Fla sits nearly empty on March 31, 2020 following a mandated closure by the Walton County Commission. Devon Ravine, Northwest Florida Daily News / USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

A body wrapped in plastic is prepared to be loaded onto a refrigerated container truck used as a temporary morgue by medical workers due to COVID-19 concerns, March 31, 2020, at Brooklyn Hospital Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. John Minchillo, APFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

The Oculus Transportation Hub at the World Trade Center in Manhattan was all but empty March 30, 2020 as the stores that ring the site are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Journal News/ USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

State Rep. Vincent Pierre, D-Dist. 44, wears gloves as he holds his hand to his heart for the Pledge of Allegiance, as legislators convene in a limited number while exercising social distancing, due to the new coronavirus pandemic, at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge, La., March 31, 2020. They assembled briefly on the last day bills could be introduced during the legislative session. Gerald Herbert, APFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Medical personnel take people out of the Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on Monday, March 30, 2020, in Gallatin Tenn. As of Sunday, 74 residents and 33 staff members at the facility has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a spokesperson for Gov. Bill Lee. Mark Zaleski, The Tennessean/ USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

People prepare places to sleep in area marked by painted boxes on the ground of a parking lot at a makeshift camp for the homeless, March 30, 2020, in Las Vegas. Officials opened part of a parking lot as a makeshift homeless shelter after a local shelter closed when a man staying there tested positive for the coronavirus. John Locher, APFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

A postal service carrier dons gloves as he delivers mail in Jackson, Miss., March 30, 2020. Rogelio V. Solis, APFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Workers set up a camp in front of Mount Sinai West Hospital inside Central Park on March 29, 2020 in New York City. Kena Betancur, AFP via Getty ImagesFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Gary Meyer, owner of Friedrichs Coffee, throws a bag of coffee into a car window at Friedrichs Coffee in Urbandale, Iowa, on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Meyer spent Saturday morning giving free bags of coffee to residents to help pull the community together as residents spend more time isolated in their homes due to the Covid-19 coronavirus. Bryon Houlgrave, The Des Moines Register / USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Nurses stand on a hill outside the emergency entrance to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx borough of New York, Saturday, March 28, 2020, as they demonstrate with members of the New York Nursing Association in support of obtaining an adequate supply of personal protective equipment for those treating coronavirus patients. A member of the New York nursing community died earlier in the week at another New York hospital. The city leads the nation in the number of coronavirus cases. Nurses say they are having to reuse their protective equipment endangering patients and themselves. Kathy Willens, APFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

A lone traveler enters an empty baggage claim area in Terminal Four at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix on Mar. 27, 2020. Airlines are reducing flights due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Rob Schumacher, The Arizona Republic via USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Teacher Julie Dannenmueller holds her sign for the students with the help of the Caped Crusader as teachers from Bluewater Elementary school have a parade through their school’s neighborhoods to sat “hi” to their homebound students on March 27, 2020 in Niceville, FL. Michael Snyder, The Northwest Florida Daily NewsFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Robert Becker walks his dogs while carrying a .410 bore shotgun as a precaution due to the new coronavirus pandemic on March 26, 2020, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Albert Cesare / The EnquirerFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

A general view of a lock on the main entrance gate on what was supposed to be opening day between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Evan Habeeb, USA TODAY SportsFullscreen

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Tom Giesfeldt, of Milwaukee walks his his dogs in an empty Miller Park parking lot on what would have been the Milwaukee Brewers opening day game against the Chicago Cubs in Milwaukee on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The game was postponed due to the coronavirus. Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal / USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Kate Madsen, 6, displays her drawing in her window in hopes that it would cheer her neighbors up on March 25, 2020 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Madsen and her first-grade classmates are learning remotely to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at Robert Frost Elementary School. The 6-year-old says she misses her teachers, friends and art class. Abigail Dollins, Argus LeaderFullscreen

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A hospital worker checks the temperature of a coworker at a pedestrian walkway at Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas on March 25, 2020, where almost all visitors have been prohibited amid the coronavirus outbreak. Jay Janner, AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMANFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Lori Glazer of Ossining, N.Y. rides an empty Metro-North train in to New York City during the morning rush hour March 25, 2020. Glazer is a registered nurse in the Children’s Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. She says that riding the empty trains is surreal and that it’s scary going into the city because “you never know when you’re going to get sick.” Seth Harrison, The Journal News via USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

A low number of vehicles travel on a normally busy Marquette Interchange in Milwaukee on March 24, 2020. Scores of businesses will close for a month under a new order from Gov. Tony Evers aimed at keeping people in their homes to limit the spread of coronavirus in Wisconsin. MIKE DE SISTI / MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL Fullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Residents at The Waterford at St. Luke Senior Independent Living Community emerge from their apartments to wave flags and sing “God Bless America” on their balconies and porches in North Canton, Ohio on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, they must remain in their living areas. Scott Heckel, The Canton Repository/ USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Mail carrier Jasmine Armstrong wears a mask while delivering the mail in Peekskill, N.Y. March 23, 2020. Armstrong says the the postal service supplies gloves and a mask, and she is maintaining the recommended six feet from others in order to avoid being exposed to the Covid-19 virus. Seth Harrison, The Journal News/USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Austin school district continues to provide free meals to students and parents during the 2019-2020 school year, despite the pandemic. Jay Janner, American-Statesman/ USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Joze Sola waves through a window to his 70-year-old mother, who lives at a senior citizens center in North Austin, Texas, on March 22, 2020. Jay Janner/American-Statesman/USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Shakaira Brooks and scores of other people wait in line with appropriate social distancing for the 8 a.m. opening of the H-E-B in the Tanglewood Village Shopping Center in South Austin on Sunday March 22, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Jay Janner, Austin American-Statesman via USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Daily routines must continue, Sammy Irizarry of Passaic, wears a mask and gloves as a precaution against COVID-19 while washing his clothes at Tri-City Laundromat on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Irizarry has preexisting health conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure and is still working. Amy Newman, NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Signs block the paths to the beach at the Okaloosa Island, Florida, Boardwalk, Saturday, March 21, 2020, as beach closure orders are in effect for Walton and Okaloosa Counties in the Northwest Florida panhandle. Michael Snyder, The Northwest Florida Daily NewsFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Times Square in Manhattan was far emptier than usual for a Saturday afternoon March 21, 2020. Coronavirus concerns have closed almost all businesses and kept most New Yorkers indoors. Seth Harrison, The Journal News via USA TODAY NetworkFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

A Wayne State medical professional particiaptes in the Detroit Regional COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing Program as she prescreens a first responder Friday, March, 20, 2020 before they are tested for COVID-19. Wayne State with the help of the DPD funneled traffic one way down Brush Street from the I-75 service drive to tents set up in a lot at 2900 Brush Street in Detroit. Mandi Wright, Detroit Free PressFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

A man walks through a nearly empty Oculus transportation hub in lower Manhattan on March 20, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt, Getty ImagesFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Health care workers screen patients who will be tested for COVID-19 at the FoundCare drive-thru testing station in Palm Springs, Fla., on March 19. Greg Lovett, The Palm Beach PostFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Director of the Georgia Esoteric & Molecular Laboratory (GEM) Dr. Ravindra Kohle holds a vial containing a possible coronavirus sample before it is tested at the GEM lab at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga., Thursday morning March 19, 2020. Michael Holahan, Augusta ChronicleFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

A closed sign posted at Knotz Hair Studio, one of the several businesses closed in New Rochelle, NY due to the coronavirus pandemic, March 19, 2020. Tania Savayan, The Journal NewsFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Empty cheese and dairy shelves greet customers at the Stop & Shop in Cross County Center in Yonkers, March 18, 2020. Mark Vergari, The Journal News via USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

Jordan Cook of Anderson Interfaith Ministries Hunger Ministries, gets ready to load a car in the drive-through during food pantry hours in Anderson, S.C., March 18, 2020. Ken Ruinard, Anderson Independent Mail via USA TODAY NETWORKFullscreen

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Rio de Janeiro delays annual Carnival parade for first time amid COVID-19

Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade for the first time in a century due to the coronavirus, officials announced Thursday. Rio’s League of Samba Schools, LIESA, said the spread of the coronavirus has made it impossible to safely hold the traditional parades that are a cultural mainstay and, for many, a source of livelihood.

“Carnival is a party upon which many humble workers depend. The samba schools are community institutions, and the parades are just one detail of all that,” Luiz Antonio Simas, a historian who specializes in Rio’s Carnival, said in an interview with the Associated Press. “An entire cultural and productive chain was disrupted by COVID.”

Rio’s City Hall has yet to announce a decision about the Carnival street parties that also take place across the city.

Brazil’s first confirmed coronavirus case was Feb. 26, one day after this year’s Carnival ended.

More than 824,000 Americans file for unemployment

A rebound in hiring that began this summer is sputtering amid regional flareups of the coronavirus, signaling that it may be years before the jobs market fully recovers.

More than 824,000 Americans filed for unemployment insurance for the first time last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. 

The newest round of 824,542 claims is significantly lower than the record high 6.2 million who filed first-time claims in early spring when most non-essential businesses closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

But the number of filings rose from the week before by 28,527. And in less than seven months, more than 57 million have sought unemployment assistance for the first time. 

– Charisse Jones

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