US Notches 60,000 New Covid-19 Cases for 7th Day in a Row

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday (Tuesday in Malaysia) recorded more than 60,000 new cases of coronavirus infection for the seventh consecutive day, Johns Hopkins University reported in its real-time tally.

With another 488 deaths and 61,288 cases registered in 24 hours, the country has a total of 140,922 deaths and 3.82 million cases, the Baltimore-based university said at 8.30pm (0030 GMT Tuesday).

President Donald Trump on Monday finally spoke out in favour of mask-wearing – a marked change of tune as polls show him headed for election disaster in November as the US has emerged as the world’s worst-hit country in the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance,” Trump wrote. “There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President!” – AFP


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