U.S. Adds Almost 50,000 Cases; France Hits Record: Virus Update

U.S. Adds Almost 50,000 Cases; France Hits Record: Virus Update

The U.S. added almost 50,000 coronavirus cases, while deaths nationwide approached 200,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg. Florida reported the most new cases among residents in eight days.

The U.K. remained a focus in Europe, with Scotland’s leader asking for an emergency cabinet meeting to coordinate policy after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said restrictions may need to “go further.” France again recorded a record number of cases since lockdown ended. New infections in Germany exceeded 2,000 for a second straight day.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s main political opponent and French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire both tested positive for Covid-19.