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Coronavirus spike feared in US over July 4 weekend

Jul 03, 2020

Washington DC (USA), July 3: Experts are warning of a spike in coronavirus infections in the United States as large crowds are expected to gather to celebrate the country's Independence Day over the weekend.
The Fourth of July celebrations come as the number of new daily cases in the US topped 50,000 for the first time. Data compiled by researchers at Johns Hopkins University showed a record 50,655 infections were reported in the US on Wednesday.
Infections are surging in the Midwest as well as Texas and Florida in the south and California in the west.
Measures have been taken at tourist spots and restaurants to prevent the spread of the virus.
In New York City, this year's fireworks are being held over four nights at different locations so people can watch the show from their homes.
Beaches in California and other places have been closed as mass infections have been reported among beach visitors.
But concerts and other events are planned in Texas and Florida. There are fears that the virus could spread rapidly as people gather.
Source: NHK World