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ICU beds near capacity in Miami-Dade County, where one-third of coronavirus tests came back positive

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President Trump arrived in Miami on Friday, one day after one-third of coronavirus tests came back positive in the county. Cases across Florida continue to skyrocket as the U.S. hit another single-day positive case record of 63,200.   Miami-Dade......
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U.S. sees another record-breaking day with more than 63,000 coronavirus cases

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A whopping 63,200 coronavirus cases were reported in the United States on Thursday – another all-time, single-day high for new confirmed infections. The previous high was on Tuesday, when 60,000 cases were reported across the country, according to figures......
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Texas governor warns of possible lockdown if Texans don’t start wearing face masks

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here As coronavirus cases in Texas continue to skyrocket, Governor Greg Abbott warned Friday that he may have to implement a lockdown if the numbers don’t come down. The governor has reiterated several times this week that his statewide mask order must......
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California, Florida and Texas report highest daily coronavirus death tolls

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The coronavirus crisis nationwide is not only deepening, it is growing more deadly. The country’s three biggest states — California, Florida and Texas — are reporting their largest single-day death tolls since the pandemic began. There are now 41......
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Inside a Texas hospital overwhelmed by virus cases: “It seems like it’s going to be getting a lot worse”

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Inside the intensive care unit where coronavirus patients are treated in a McAllen, Texas, hospital, nearly every patient is on a ventilator and their chance of beating the virus is slim. Texas on Tuesday broke its single-day record, reporting......
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How does coronavirus spread? When will a vaccine be available? Your COVID-19 questions, answered

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The CDC warns that any “travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19.” Henry Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst at the Atmosphere Research Group, says flying is a safe option for travelers, “but it is not a risk-free......
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U.S. hits 3 million confirmed coronavirus cases as some states see surge of infections

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed 3 million on Wednesday, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. The virus has killed more than 131,000 people nationwide. Globally, more than 11.8 million cases have been reported and......
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New York City schools will reopen this fall with

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here New York City students will return to school in the fall with a “blended learning” model, the mayor announced Wednesday. CBS New York reports Mayor Bill de Blasio said most students will attend in-person classes two or three days......
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Nearly 84% of Florida’s ICU beds are filled amid rising coronavirus cases

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here As the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in Florida, the state is facing a shortage of available ICU beds. On Tuesday, when there were more than 7,300 new cases of the coronavirus reported, officials also reported that out......
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Watch live: World Health Organization holds briefing after scientists say airborne transmission of coronavirus is a

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The World Health Organization is expected to hold a briefing Tuesday as scientists urge the agency and other public health organizations to amend their guidelines to reflect the risk that the coronavirus can be airborne. The WHO has said the coronavirus......
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for coronavirus

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Atlanta’s mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, has tested positive for coronavirus, she announced Monday, saying “COVID-19 has literally hit home.” Bottoms, a 50-year-old Democrat in her first-term, said she and her husband only experienced symptoms similar to seasonal allergies.  Bottoms,......
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MLB releases shortened schedule amid coronavirus testing delays

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Major League Baseball released its pandemic-shortened schedule Monday, featuring a tantalizing season opener between the New York Yankees and World Series champion Washington Nationals, even as some teams were still bogged down by coronavirus concerns. By the time MLB......
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Nick Cordero, Broadway actor who battled COVID-19, has died at age 41, wife says

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Broadway actor Nick Cordero, who had been hospitalized for three months and had his leg amputated after contracting the coronavirus, has died, his wife, Amanda Kloots, said Sunday. He was 41. “My darling husband passed away this morning,” Kloots......
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Nick Cordero, Broadway actor who battled COVID-19, has died at age 41, wife says

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Broadway actor Nick Cordero, who had been hospitalized for three months and had his leg amputated after contracting the coronavirus, has died, his wife, Amanda Kloots, said Sunday. He was 41. “My darling husband passed away this morning,” Kloots......
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Pointe at the kitchen counter and more: How ballet dancers are adapting amid a pandemic

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Ballet training begins at the barre, but in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, a kitchen counter and the back of a couch has become a substitute for even America’s most elite ballerinas. When the pandemic began shutting down......
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Summer festival workers forced to seek other income sources amid pandemic

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS News is chronicling what has changed for the lives of residents across the nation in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Spring and summer in San Francisco are typically the busiest seasons of the year for Stephanie Mufson.  Her small......
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“Not your typical Fourth of July”: Americans celebrate holiday amid pandemic

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Around the nation, most Fourth of July celebrations are muted or outright canceled. In 2020, tradition will have to wait. The Boston Pops, America’s orchestra, are silent this July 4. Their iconic fireworks spectacular has been canceled due to......
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Drive-thru ceremonies for new American citizens amid pandemic

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here In America, you can get almost anything in a drive-thru – now, including one very happy spiel: The oath of allegiance to become a U.S. citizen. Crazy as it looks, this is how the American dream now starts. Immigrants......
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Panel of experts outside the government could determine who gets the COVID-19 vaccine first, NIH director says

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Public health officials told a Senate committee Thursday that a panel of experts outside the U.S. government may help decide who gets the eventual COVID-19 vaccine first. National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins acknowledged that the public......
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A second stimulus check? Here’s how much money you could get

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here By now, most Americans have received the federal stimulus checks directed by the CARES Act in March to help consumers weather the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  Three months later, the downturn has been declared an official......

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