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U.S. COVID-19 Cases Top 6 Million, Deaths Top 183,000

HeadlineAug 31, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States has topped 6 million, with a death toll of over 183,000. More than a million people tested positive over the past three weeks in the U.S. A number of states are now reporting record numbers of cases, including Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. Over 4,000 Americans died of COVID-19 during last week’s Republican National Convention — that’s more than the total number of people killed in the 9/11 attacks. But President Trump is attempting to downplay the death toll. On Sunday, he retweeted a message from a far-right website falsely claiming that just 9,000 have died from COVID-19. Twitter deleted the original tweet saying it violated its rules.

In education news, more than 1,200 students at the University of Alabama have tested positive since classes resumed. CNN is reporting 8,700 total cases have already been reported on college campuses nationwide.

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