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US records 15,846 new Covid-19 cases in a day amid George Floyd protests

There are at least 1,827,206 cases of in the and at least 106,028 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

A total of 15,846 new Covid-19 cases and 863 more deaths were reported on Tuesday amid rising protests over George Floyd’s death, CNN reported.

As protests have continued, more cities have announced curfew including Los Angeles County, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Oakland, New York City and Cleveland.

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US health officials are concerned that the angry protests which have gripped the entire nation against the injustices by law enforcement agencies and police crackdown may lead to a surge in the rate of infections, The Washington Post reported.

Dr Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House task force on Tuesday said that the US should have 100 million doses of one candidate coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year.

“Then, by the beginning of 2021, we hope to have a couple hundred million doses,” Fauci was quoted as saying by CNN.

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