CORONAVIRUS: News Updates

Friday's news on the global pandemic.

Friday's news on the global pandemic.

Las Vegas and the rest of Nevada are shutting down bars again. You can still get a drink at a restaurant, but only at your table. (USA Today)

A record 63,000 Americans tested positive on Thursday. (CBS News

A new survey finds that more than a third of Americans say they know someone who has been sick with the coronavirus. (USA Today)

California, Florida and Texas reported their largest single-day death tolls on Wednesday. (CBS News

There are now approximately 12.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, with more than 555,000 deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

In the U.S. there are more than 3.1 million confirmed cases, with more than 133,000 deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

The Big 10's fall sports programs -- including football -- will play only in-conference games to give officials "the greatest flexibility to adjust its own operations throughout the season."

More than 1000 TSA employees have tested positive for COVID-19, almost all of them security agents. (Washington Post)

Starbucks will require customers to wear face masks in all of its stores nationwide starting on July 15th. (USA Today)

A summer camp in Missouri had to shut down after 82 campers and staff tested positive for coronavirus. (People)

CDC Director Robert Redfield says the agency is not revising its guidelines for opening schools, just issuing a set of documents meant to clarify them. He adds that they are guidelines and not mandates. (Good Morning America)

Another 1.3 million Americans filed for unemployment last week. Nearly 50 million have filed over the last 16 weeks. (USA Today)

Mississippi health officials say the number of coronavirus cases linked to an outbreak at the state Capitol has grown to 36, including 26 lawmakers. Many at the Capitol had opted to not wear masks. (Newsweek)

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