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U.S. Cases Up 1.1%; California’s Daily Tally Falls: Virus Update

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Watch: Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s top epidemiologist on Covid-19, said several studies estimate the mortality rate of the novel coronavirus at 0.6%.(Source: Bloomberg)
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California reported the fewest new coronavirus cases since June, while Florida and Arizona also saw their infections slow, signaling an easing in some of the U.S. states hardest-hit by the pandemic in recent weeks.

New York City’s health commissioner quit in a clash with the mayor over the city’s handling of the virus. A bipartisan group of U.S. governors formed a pact to buy millions of antigen tests, marking the latest example of states teaming up to fight the outbreak rather than working through the federal government.