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Trump Campaign Sees Bounce; Australia Adds Funding: Virus Update

A sign directs travelers to a coronavirus testing station at Schoenefeld Airport near Berlin on Aug. 4.

A sign directs travelers to a coronavirus testing station at Schoenefeld Airport near Berlin on Aug. 4.

Photographer: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

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Donald Trump’s new campaign manager credited the revival of the president’s daily virus briefings with narrowing the gap between him and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine tested positive for the virus, after a standard test ahead of Trump’s visit to his state.

U.S. Covid-19 cases increased 1.3% on the day, more than the 1.2% average daily increase over the past week. Modeling by the University of Washington sees the U.S. death toll almost doubling by December if the pandemic’s pace doesn’t change.