Coronavirus live updates: New York City delays in-person classes again; Texas starts reopening after summer surge

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Top U.S. health officials testified before a congressional subcommittee on Wednesday, speaking on public safety measures and expected timelines for vaccine approval and a return to “regular life.” Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said face masks may provide more protection than an eventual vaccine, which he separately said could be widely distributed by the third quarter of next year

The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:

  • Global cases: More than 29.89 million
  • Global deaths: At least 941,345
  • U.S. cases: More than 6.63 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 196,831

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