Coronavirus live updates: India reports record spike; Germany’s tracing app sees nearly 10 million downloads
Global coronavirus cases now top 8.5 million, having added another 1 million cases in just over a week. Hot spots in Latin America and the Middle East have contributed to the rise, with cases still ticking higher in the U.S. and cases in Europe hitting a relative plateau.
Local U.S. officials continue to adjust reopening guidelines, as states in the South and West experience surges in Covid-19 cases. In Arizona, where cases hit a record single-day increase Thursday, Gov. Doug Ducey is allowing local and city officials to require the wearing of face masks. All residents in California are now required to wear masks in public and in businesses after that state reported its record single-day increase in new cases on Thursday. And in Texas, another state that reported a record single-day increase on Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott has allowed select cities to enforce mask requirements under …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]