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California Cases Top 500,000; Florida Storm Threat: Virus Update

A person wearing a protective mask gets a Covid-19 swab test at a testing site in San Francisco, California, U.S., on July 30.

A person wearing a protective mask gets a Covid-19 swab test at a testing site in San Francisco, California, U.S., on July 30.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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California’s Covid-19 cases passed 500,000, though the latest increase was less than the 14-day average. U.S. nationwide deaths exceeded 1,000 for a fifth consecutive day. Reported deaths slowed in Florida, where a hurricane threat is disrupting efforts to contain the pandemic.