Florida at U.S. Daily Record; National Pace Slows: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) —

U.S. virus cases rose to 3.27 million with almost 56,000 new infections, less than the one-week average daily increase. Even so, Florida reported more than 15,000 cases, the biggest daily increase of any state since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Florida’s count exceeded records in New York, California and Texas, each of which has peaked at almost 12,000 daily cases so far. Florida deaths fell by more than half to 44. New U.S. cases have surpassed 50,000 on all but two days since July 2.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said “the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall.” South Africa introduced a curfew and a booze ban after virus rules went unheeded.

Key Developments:

Global Tracker: Cases top 12.8 million; deaths surpass 566,000Nobody wants to test creative destruction to reboot economyU.K. set to tighten rules on wearing face masksFauci deemed not to weigh “whole

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