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The Latest: Michigan Gov. Whitmer toughens mask requirement

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has toughened a requirement to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic
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Protective face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus are sold at a shop Friday, July 10, 2020, in Tokyo. The Japanese capital has confirmed more than 240 new coronavirus infections on Friday, exceeding its previous record. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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Coronavirus map: Tracking the spread in the US and around the world

The outbreak, which began in China, has sickened over 12.3 million worldwide.
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This handout illustration image taken with a scanning electron microscope shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19 isolated emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab.
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Florida's curve no longer flat amid new surge of virus cases

Florida appeared to be successfully “flattening the curve" of new coronavirus cases in the spring after its bars, gyms and beaches closed
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An entrance at Jackson Memorial Hospital is shown, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Miami. Florida reported on Thursday the biggest 24-hour jump in hospitalizations, with more than 400 patients being admitted. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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Summer getaway underway as new UK quarantine rules in place

The traditional British summer getaway to sun-soaked Mediterranean beaches is set to pick up steam as quarantine restrictions are removed to dozens of countries, including France, Greece and Italy
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, June 8, 2020, passengers wearing face masks arrive at London's Heathrow Airport. Britain’s airports are much less busy than they would otherwise be in any other year, but the traditional British summer getaway to the sun-soaked beaches is set to pick up steam as quarantine restrictions are removed to dozens of countries, Friday July 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
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Serbia's leader not worried about losing power amid protests

Serbia’s president says he’s not worried about losing political power amid large protests against his handling of the coronavirus crisis and hard-line rule
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Police clashes with protesters in Belgrade, Serbia, on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. On Wednesday, President Aleksandar Vucic backtracked on his plans to reinstate a coronavirus lockdown in Belgrade after thousands protested the move and violently clashed with the police in the capital. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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Asia Today: Australia's Victoria state has record 288 cases

Australia’s Victoria state has reported a new daily record of 288 coronavirus cases as well as a record number of tests, more than 37,500
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People wearing protective face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk at a pedestrian crossing Friday, July 10, 2020, in Tokyo. The Japanese capital has confirmed more than 240 new coronavirus infections on Friday, exceeding its previous record. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 10

Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America
July 10
Natalia Afonso, 27, an international student from Brazil at Brooklyn College, sits on a stoop outside her home during an interview, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. Afonso, who is studying teaching education and finished her first semester this spring, said she has lived in the U.S. for 7 years and "I don't see myself moving back to Brazil at this point. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
July 10

AP EXPLAINS: Why India cases are rising to multiple peaks

In three weeks, India has shot up from the world’s sixth worst-affected country by the coronavirus pandemic to the third
July 10
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 8, 2020, file photo, doctors and nurses work at a COVID-19 isolation center in Mumbai, India. In just three weeks, India's confirmed cases shot up from the world’s sixth to the third-worst hit country by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. India's fragile health system was bolstered during stringent monthslong lockdown but could still be overwhelmed by an exponential rise in infections. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
July 10

Hong Kong shuts schools as new virus cases increase

Hong Kong says it is suspending classes for students following a rise in coronavirus cases
July 10
July 10

Kazakhstan rejects Chinese warning over pneumonia outbreak

Kazakhstan’s health officials have dismissed a Chinese claim that the Central Asian country is facing an outbreak of pneumonia more deadly than the new coronavirus
July 10
July 10

13 states now report coronavirus testing issues, in echo of early troubles

Months after start of pandemic, shortage of equipment, lengthy turnaround times.
July 10
Cars line up for coronavirus testing at Hansen Dam Recreation Center, July 7, 2020, in Los Angeles.
July 10

Australian state records record 288 new coronavirus cases

Australia’s coronavirus hot spot Victoria has recorded 288 new cases in a day, the largest number of any state since the pandemic began, and authorities warn the spread could worsen
July 10
People gesture to each other as they walk outside public housing towers that are a hotspot for COVID-19 in Melbourne in Melbourne, Friday, July 10, 2020. Australia's Victoria state reported the new daily record of coronavirus cases. (Daniel Pockett/AAP Image via AP)
July 10

Brazil LGBTQ group hides from virus in Copacabana building

About 50 LGBTQ people have sheltered from the new coronavirus in a formerly abandoned building a few blocks from Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach
July 10
Members of the LGBTQ community gather in the courtyard of the squat known as Casa Nem to watch the weekly presentations by residents on a makeshift stage, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, May 23, 2020. "Stonewall" is spray painted on an upper beam as a tribute to the Stonewall riots of 1969 in New York, the start of a rebellion that helped propel and transform the modern LGBTQ rights movement. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
July 10

Lives Lost: Young Venezuelan dreamed of better life in Peru

Yurancy Castillo did not want to leave her family
July 10
In this undated photo, courtesy of the family of Yurancy Castillo, shows her in Lima, Peru. Castillo did not want to leave her family, but as inflation in Venezuela soared, rendering her salary as a social worker nearly worthless, the young woman decided her future rested far away, in Peru. In May, she came down with a fever and a week later went to the hospital, where after three weeks in an intensive care unit deep in southern Peru, she died at age 30. (Family of Yurancy Castillo via AP)
July 10

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen back in federal prison

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, has been returned to federal prison
July 10
FILE - In this May 6, 2019, file photo, Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building before beginning his prison term in New York.l Cohen, was returned to federal prison, weeks after his early release to serve the remainder of his sentence at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, the federal Bureau of Prisons said Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)
July 10

Study finds high rates of positive COVID-19 tests in low-income NYC neighborhoods

Data shows over 60% of residents in some boroughs tested positive for the virus.
July 10
Stephane Labossiere, right, with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, hands out masks and printed information about free COVID-19 testing in Brooklyn being offered by NYC Health + Hospitals, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in New York.
July 10

The Latest: New Mexico closes state parks, suspends sports

New Mexico authorities will halt indoor restaurant service, close state parks to nonresidents and suspend autumn contact sports at schools in response to surging coronavirus infections in the state and in neighboring Texas and Arizona
July 10
A healthcare worker walks around a car to test a passenger at a drive-through COVID-19 testing site outside Hard Rock Stadium, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Florida is one of the nation's hot spots for coronavirus. Almost 10,000 confirmed cases were added Wednesday, bringing its total since March 1 to nearly 224,000. Almost 4,000 people have died, including 48 reported by the state Wednesday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 10

Worker advocates file meat plants discrimination complaint

Worker advocates have filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging that meat processing companies Tyson and JBS have engaged in racial discrimination during the coronavirus pandemic
July 10
In this May 1, 2020, file photo, a sign sits in front of the Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo, Iowa. A group of worker advocacy organizations has filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging that meat processing companies Tyson and JBS have engaged in workplace racial discrimination during the coronavirus pandemic. The complaint alleges the companies adopted polices that reject U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on distancing and protective gear on meat processing lines. The complaint says the operating procedures have a discriminatory impact on mostly Black, Latino, and Asian workers. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, file)
July 10

Burial traditions clash with coronavirus safety in Indonesia

As Indonesia’s death toll from the coronavirus continues to rise, the world’s most populous Muslim country finds itself at odds with protocols put in place by the government to handle the bodies of victims of the pandemic
July 10
A worker walks among graves at a special cemetery for people who presumably died of COVID-19 at a cemetery in Jakarta, Indonesia Friday, June 12, 2020. As Indonesia’s virus death toll rises, the world’s most populous Muslim country finds itself at odds with protocols put in place by the government to handle the bodies of victims of the pandemic. This has led to increasing incidents of bodies being taken from hospitals, rejection of COVID-19 health and safety procedures, and what some experts say is a lack of communication from the government. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
July 10

Judge refuses to order Houston to allow Texas GOP convention

A state judge declined on Thursday to reverse Houston’s decision to cancel the Texas Republican convention’s in-person events due to the coronavirus pandemic
July 10
FILE - In this June 28, 2020 file photo, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks in Houston. Houston officials have canceled the Texas GOP's in-person convention. They say the spread of the coronavirus made it impossible to hold the event as scheduled. Mayor Turner said Wednesday, July 8, 2020, that the city's lawyers exercised provisions in the contract that the Texas Republican Party signed to rent the downtown convention center for a three-day event to have started July 16. Virus cases have surged in Texas, particularly in the state's largest cities. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip File)
July 10

Navy carrier sidelined by virus returns home to San Diego

The USS Theodore Roosevelt has returned home to San Diego led by a new captain who came aboard after the previous one was fired over the handling of a massive COVID-19 outbreak on board
July 10
The USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier makes its way into San Diego Bay Thursday, July 9, 2020, seen from San Diego. The carrier returned home to San Diego Thursday, led by a new captain who came aboard after the previous commander was fired and the Navy secretary resigned over the handling of a massive COVID-19 outbreak on board. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
July 10

Venezuela socialist party boss announces he has COVID-19

Venezuelan socialist party chief Diosdado Cabello has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the highest-ranking leader in the distressed South American nation to come down with the virus
July 10
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, right, speaks with Constitutional Assembly President Diosdado Cabello at the Supreme Court during an annual ceremony that marks the start of the judicial year in Caracas, Venezuela. On Thursday, March 26, 2020, the U.S. Justice Department made public it has charged in several indictments against Maduro and his inner circle, including Cabello, that the leader has effectively converted Venezuela into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups as he and his allies stole billions from the South American country. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
July 09

Bolivian president has COVID-19 as virus hits region's elite

Interim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez says she has tested positive for the new coronavirus but feels strong and will continue working from isolation
July 09
Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez, center left, wearing a face mask as a measure to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, takes part in a procession marking Corpus Christi, which commemorates the biblical transubstantiation of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ, amid the new coronavirus pandemic in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, June 11, 2020. Due to the pandemic the religious holiday was arranged to encourage faithful to stay home offering an online Mass and the procession to be escorted by members of the military. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
July 09

Texas sets new single-day record for coronavirus deaths

Also, Florida hospitals from Miami-Dade to Broward County have zero ICU beds.
July 09
A health care worker puts on additional personal protective equipment at a COVID-19 testing site at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, on July 9, 2020.
July 09

Interim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez says she has tested positive for COVID-19, ‘feels strong’

Interim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez says she has tested positive for COVID-19, ‘feels strong’
July 09
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Mississippi seeing big virus outbreak in state legislature

Mississippi is seeing the biggest outbreak of COVID-19 among legislators in any state
July 09
FILE - In this July 6, 2020, file photo, Mississippi legislators, staff and Capitol employees take advantage of a drive-thru COVID-19 testing center on the Capitol grounds in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi is seeing the largest outbreak of COVID-19 among legislators in any state. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
July 09

Latino group launches $10M campaign to boost voter turnout

A national organization that aims to boost Latino voter turnout is launching a $10 million campaign in several 2020 battleground states
July 09
July 09

Mississippi statehouse shuttered for 2 weeks as dozens of lawmakers get coronavirus

At least 26 have tested positive so far, health officials said.
July 09
Mississippi legislators, staff and Capitol employees take advantage of a drive-thru COVID-19 testing center on the Capitol grounds in Jackson, Miss., July 6, 2020, after House Speaker Philip Gunn tested positive for COVID-19.
July 09

Bronx Zoo, NYC aquarium to open July 24 after virus shutdown

The Bronx Zoo and New York City’s aquarium and three other zoos will reopen this month after being closed since March 16 because of the coronavirus outbreak
July 09
July 09

Judge strikes down Indiana abortion complications report law

A federal judge has struck down an Indiana law that would have required reports from medical providers to the state if they treat women for complications arising from abortions
July 09
July 09

WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible

The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions
July 09
FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2020 file photo, people wear masks while exercising at a gym in Los Angeles. On Thursday, July 9, 2020, the World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 09

Ready to return, 4,000 Atlantic City casino workers told no

After 3 1/2 months of being out of work amid the coronavirus outbreak, thousands of Atlantic City casino workers got the call they had been waiting for: It was time to go back to work
July 09
In this image taken from video, Jeffery Payne, a server in the VIP lounge at Caesars casino in Atlantic City, N.J., discusses the continuing unemployment of many casino workers during an online meeting from his home, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Many Atlantic City casino workers were ready to return to work on July 2 until Gov. Phil Murphy banned indoor dining due to the virus outbreak, preventing casinos from opening their restaurants and canceling plans to bring these workers back. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
July 09

Study suggests fetal coronavirus infection is possible

A small study strengthens evidence that a pregnant woman infected with the coronavirus might be able to spread it to her fetus
July 09
FILE - In this Thursday, May 7, 2020 file photo, a pregnant woman wearing a face mask and gloves holds her belly as she waits in line for groceries with hundreds during a food pantry sponsored by Healthy Waltham for those in need due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, at St. Mary's Church in Waltham, Mass. A small study in Italy strengthens evidence that pregnant women infected with the coronavirus might be able to spread it to a fetus before birth. Research was released on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 09

WHO chief taps ex-leaders to head COVID-19 response panel

The World Health Organization chief says the former president of Liberia and a former New Zealand prime minister will lead a panel to give an “honest assessment” of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic
July 09
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Europe fears complacency; virus hits 'full speed' in Africa

Serbian authorities have banned mass gatherings in the nation’s capital following two nights of clashes involving anti-lockdown demonstrators
July 09
People watch the sunrise at a beach in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali reopened after a three-month virus lockdown Thursday, allowing local people and stranded foreign tourists to resume public activities before foreign arrivals resume in September. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
July 09

Asia Today: India's cases jump, transmission rate increases

India is reporting nearly 25,000 new coronavirus infections as its transmission rate is increasing
July 09
In this photo released by the Royal Thai Army, a health officer collects a nasal swab sample from Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. James McConville to test for the coronavirus at the military airport in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, July 9, 2020. McConville will be the first official foreign guest to meet Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha at the Government House since travel restrictions were eased for a select group of foreigners allowed to visit Thailand. (Royal Thai Army via AP)
July 09

Morocco to start reopening borders after strict lockdown

Morocco will start gradually reopening its air and maritime borders next week after one of the world’s strictest border lockdowns
July 09
FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2020 file photo, people gather at a reopened beach on the first weekend after lockdown measures were lifted in Sale, Morocco. Morocco will start gradually reopening its air and maritime borders next week after one of the world’s strictest border lockdowns, which trapped tourists inside the country and left thousands of Moroccans stranded abroad and unable to come home. Only Moroccan citizens and expatriates living in Morocco will be allowed to travel in the first stage of the reopening starting July 14. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, file)
July 09

COVID-19 deaths may lead to increase in prolonged grief disorder cases

Losing a loved one can have a deeper effect on a person during the pandemic.
July 09
Maryann Coleman mourns with family and friends during the burial of her husband Conrad Coleman Jr. on July 3, 2020 in Rye, N.Y. Conrad Coleman, 39, died of COVID-19 on June 20, 2020, just over two months after his father Conrad Coleman Sr. also died of the disease.
July 09

Shot every 2 months could be 'game changer' in fight against HIV

"There is clearly a new option for HIV prevention," one doctor says.
July 09
Medical assistant Megan Dieterich checks a patient at the Whitman Walker Clinic in Washington, D.C., June 4, 2015.
July 09

Health official: Trump rally 'likely' source of virus surge

The head of the Tulsa-County Health Department says President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in late June “likely contributed” to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases there
July 09
July 09

Atlanta mayor defies governor, require masks in city

Atlanta’s mayor has signed an executive order mandating masks, effective immediately, in Georgia’s largest city
July 09
FILE - In this July 17, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks during a Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis on Capitol Hill in Washington. Bottoms announced Monday, July 6, 2020, that she had tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 09

Worldwide coronavirus cases surpass 12 million

The pandemic has now killed more than 548,000 people worldwide.
July 09
Health officials and members of the military assist during COVID-19 testing, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at HEB Park in Edinburg, Texas.
July 09

China defends WHO, lashes out at US move to withdraw

China is defending the World Health Organization and lashing out at the U.S. decision to withdraw from the U.N. body
July 09
A man wearing a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus walks past replicas of the Terracotta Warriors outside a restaurant in Beijing on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 09

The Latest: China easing into reopening as local cases wane

China says it has nine new confirmed coronavirus cases, all of them brought from outside the country, and no new deaths
July 09
FILE - In this June 27, 2020, file photo, a Disney employee carries a Mickey Mouse doll during a drive-by protest to demand a safe reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic in Anaheim, Calif. President Donald Trump weighed in on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, threatening to withhold federal money from school districts if they don't open their doors for the new school year in the fall. California Gov. Gavin Newsom dismissed that threat. Newsom has ordered people to wear face coverings in public places both indoors and outdoors. The state is closely monitoring new cases, placing counties on a watch list if their numbers are too high. Any county on the list for three consecutive days must shutter bars and close indoor operations at restaurants, movie theaters, wineries, zoos, museums, card rooms, and family entertainment centers like bowling alleys, miniature golf, and arcades. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 09

Jumping rope provides a full-body workout while social distancing

Bernadette Henry, CEO and founder of "Make It Fun Nyc" Jump Rope Fitness, discussed why jumping rope is such an effective workout.
July 09
VIDEO:  Jumping rope provides a full-body workout while social distancing
July 09

GMA3: What You Need to Know 07/08/2020

Hospitals need communities to wear masks; Mary Kay Letourneau loses battle with cancer; Body-positive wellness center opens virtual doors during pandemic
July 09
VIDEO: GMA3: What You Need to Know 07/08/2020
July 09

By the Numbers: Is protective or herd immunity possible?

Latest research suggests limits of a potential vaccine or herd immunity to COVID-19.
July 09
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Is protective or herd immunity possible?
July 09

COVID hits more legislators amid rapid spread in Mississippi

At least 26 legislators and 10 other people who work at Mississippi's state Capitol have tested positive for the new coronavirus
July 09
Gov. Tate Reeves sports a "Mississippi Strong" face mask following his coronavirus news briefing in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Reeves and other state officials provided reporters an update on the coronavirus and the state's ongoing strategy to limit transmission. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
July 09

More answers to your COVID-19 questions

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton discussed the best practices to utilize when returning home after being in public spaces.
July 09
VIDEO:  More answers to your COVID-19 questions
July 09

Body-positive wellness center opens virtual doors during pandemic

Abbey Griffith, owner of Clarity Fitness, discussed benefits of virtual training and ways to help you achieve your fitness goals.
July 09
VIDEO:  Body-positive wellness center opens virtual doors during pandemic