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Coronavirus Update: Trump Cancels Jacksonville RNC Convention Activities

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Good morning, it’s Friday, July 24. Here’s your daily coronavirus update.

There are 15.5 million cases of the virus worldwide, with over 633,000 deaths.

The U.S. has four million cases with over 144,000 deaths.

According to the CDC, 70,000 new cases were reported yesterday with 1,000 new deaths.

Texas reported 9,000 new cases and 173 deaths, per the state.

Florida reported over 10,000 new cases with over 173 deaths, per the state.

Per the New York Times, California reported around 10,000 new cases yesterday and 152 new deaths.

President Donald Trump canceled Republican convention activities in Jacksonville, Florida.

The convention had been moved to Jacksonville after North Carolina’s governor expressed concern about large gatherings.

"I looked at my team and I said the timing for this event is not right. It's just not right," President Trump said yesterday at the White House. "To have a big convention, it's not the right time."

Hong Kong confirmed 123 new cases, marking the third day with over 100 cases reported.

And Melbourne, Australia is seeing an outbreak in cases. On Wednesday, Australia reported over 500 new cases of the virus.

Spain’s coronavirus cases have tripled in the past month or so.

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