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U.S. Cases Rise 1.9% Again, Below Week’s Average: Virus Update

Radiologists treat a patient suffering from Covid-19 at Jean Bernard hospital in Valenciennes, France, on May 5.

Photographer: Francois Lo Presti/AFP via Getty Images

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California reported its biggest one-day jump in cases. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned that his state’s improving data is obscuring a worsening U.S. outbreak.

More than half of U.S. small businesses expect to close within six months, a new survey showed. President Donald Trump backtracked on disbanding his coronavirus task force and said he’d soon announce new members to focus on reopening, after acknowledging it may cause more people to get ill and die.