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Texas reports another record jump in cases; more states impose travel


New York is cracking down further on travelers heading to the state from regions where hotspots are seeing steep increases in new Covid-19 cases. Gov. Andrew Cuomo added eight new states to New York’s travel advisory, bringing the total to 16 states from which residents who travel to New York are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. The enhanced travel advisory comes as former Food and Drug Administration chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb said he estimates roughly 25% of New York City residents have likely been infected with the virus. 

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  • Global cases: More than 10.4 million 
  • Global deaths: At least 509,516
  • U.S. cases: More than 2.68 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 129,545

The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Texas reports record number of new cases, bans elective surgeries in more counties

People ride past murals painted on boards covering bar windows on 6th Street on May 20, 2020 in Austin, Texas.

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6:18 p.m. ET — Texas reported more than 6,900 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a record daily increase that brings the state’s total to nearly 160,000 cases, according to the state’s department of health. There are 6,533 people currently in Texas hospitals with Covid-19, after another record increase, according to the state’s department of health.

Earlier in the day, Gov. Greg Abbott suspended elective surgeries in Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces and Webb counties to ensure hospital bed availability for Covid-19 patients. There are now eight counties in Texas, including those housing the state’s largest cities — Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin — that have been ordered to postpone elective procedures. —Noah Higgins-Dunn

Experts tell Congress Trump’s decision to cut ties with WHO is ‘tragic’

President Donald Trump reacts while holding a roundtable on the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act at the White House in Washington, August 23, 2018.

Kevin Lamarque | Reuters

6:04 p.m. ET — President Donald Trump’s decision to cut ties with the World Health Organization is a “tragic” mistake and will hurt U.S. interests, four global health experts testified before members of the Senate.

The witnesses, who included former U.S. Ambassador Jimmy Kolker; former head of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Dr. Mark Dybul and others, acknowledged the WHO is an imperfect agency. However, they said the U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations agency hamstrings global pandemic preparedness and cedes influence to U.S. rivals, such as Russia and China.

“You asked, Mr. Chairman, who’s the fire department, who responds when there’s an outbreak that threatens to become an epidemic,” Kolker said, addressing Senator James Risch, a Republican from Idaho who chairs the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. “My reply to that question is there is no…


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