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Coronavirus Update: McDonald's Pauses Dine-In Reopening, Apple Re-Closes 77 Stores

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Good morning, it’s Thursday, July 2. Here’s your daily coronavirus update.

There are 10.7 million cases of the virus worldwide, with over 516,000 deaths.

The U.S. has 2.6 million cases and 128,000 deaths.

U.S. daily coronavirus cases rose by 51,374 on Wednesday, the first time daily cases crossed 50,000 and it’s the fifth day in a row that we’ve seen record numbers.

McDonald’s says it will pause the reopening of all dine-in services in the U.S. as coronavirus cases flare-up in areas across the country.

The fast-food giant said it would wait three weeks before add dine-in services to its drive-through, takeout, and delivery operations.

And Apple is closing more stores raising the total store reclosures in the U.S. to 77.

The company said it will close stores in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

"Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas," Apple said in a statement. "We take this step with an abundance of caution as we closely monitor the situation and we look forward to having our teams and customers back as soon as possible."

And President Trump, in an interview with Fox Business, speculated that the virus was “going to sort of just disappear at some point.”

However, following the stark warnings from Dr. Fauci and others, experts seem to disagree with the President. 

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