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Trump Ignores Virus Spike as U.S. Cases Surge to Record Level

•, Josh Wingrove

Trump hasn't asked Americans to change their daily routines, and top administration officials say there will be no repeat of the lockdowns that collapsed the U.S. economy in March. When Trump travels or stands close to other officials, he doesn't wear a mask, a precaution urged by health officials.

State health departments reported more than 37,000 new cases on Thursday, led by Florida, Texas, California and Arizona, surpassing the 36,188 peak from April 24.

Trump, in a Twitter post late Thursday, said coronavirus deaths were "way down" and suggested that the American mortality rate was one of the lowest in the world.