Coronavirus live news: cases rise in 27 US states as CDC estimates 20m Americans may have been infectedJune 26, 2020
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Mexico’s treasury secretary said Thursday he has tested positive for the coronavirus and will self-isolate while working from home, AP reports.
Arturo Herrera said he had only minor symptoms. It was unclear how recently he was in close contact with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who refuses to use a face mask and has resumed public tours across Mexico.
Joanna Walters reports for the Guardian from New York, with Mario Koran in Oakland:
The news that US government experts believe more than 20 million Americans could have contracted coronavirus came as Texas, one of the most populous US states, has seen a surge in Covid-19 cases and the governor on Thursday announced that he would have to pause the next phases in what has been a rapid reopening of business. Cases are now rising in 27 US states, up from 22 earlier this week.
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