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Coronavirus update: New outbreaks reported in states that plan to reopen soon as Trump says testing ‘overrated

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Coronavirus update: New outbreaks reported in states that plan to reopen soon as Trump says testing ‘overrated

Photo caption: Demonstrators protest Michigan’s stay-at-home order. Article by Ciara Linnane.

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The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 85,000 on Friday, as new outbreaks were reported in states where stay-at-home orders are set to expire and others that never imposed them. […]

There are now 4.48 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and 303,389 people have died from it, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. At least 1.6 million people have recovered.

The U.S. has the highest case toll at 1.42 million and the highest death toll at 85,964. […]

The American Medical Association said antibody tests should not be used to determine immunity against future infections with the novel coronavirus or make the case for less stringent social distancing rules. The serologic tests, which test for past infections with COVID-19, can be used to help determine the prevalence of the disease in the U.S. population, but the prevalence of false positives and cross-reactivity (when a test identifies antibodies for other coronaviruses, such as the one that causes the common cold) are of concern. […]

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