Coronavirus live news: US cases rise by world record 60,000 as Melbourne locks down

Coronavirus live news: US cases rise by world record 60,000 as Melbourne locks downJuly 9, 2020

Trump’s Tulsa rally ‘likely contributed’ to city’s surge in cases; global infections near 12m; 3,000 miners infected in Chile. Follow the latest updates

  • US cases rise by world record 60,000 in one day
  • Scientists join forces to investigate airborne risk of coronavirus
  • Trump criticises Fauci and says US in a ‘good place’ as cases top 3m
  • Pence pushes to reopen schools amid fears CDC is bowing to Trump’s demands
  • ‘This lockdown seems different’: second time around, Melbourne is on edge

US President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa in late June that drew thousands of participants and large protests “likely contributed” to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday.

Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, a one-day record high, and another 206 cases on Tuesday. By comparison, during the week before the June 20 Trump rally, there were 76 cases on Monday and 96 on Tuesday.

Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne, has re-entered lockdown, as the state of Victoria struggles to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has seen daily cases rise by over 100 for several days.

The curve has flattened, bent, and bounced back up. The jigsaw puzzles have all been completed, and children who were prepared to go along with the first seven-week lockdown being a fun adventure are now anxious. Holidays were cancelled, again.

Related: ‘This lockdown seems different’: second time around, Melbourne is on edge

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