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Coronavirus updates: Herman Cain, who attended Trump Tulsa rally, hospitalized

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 517,000 people worldwide.

7/2/2020 9:43:00 PM

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Recent coronavirus spikes 'well beyond the worst spikes that we've seen.'

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 517,000 people worldwide.

2:29 p.m.: Herman Cain, who attended Trump Tulsa rally, hospitalized for COVID-19Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is in an Atlanta-area hospital being treated for the coronavirus, a spokesperson said in a statement.Cain, a Black Voices for Trump co-chair, attended President Donald Trump's June 20 rally in Tulsa.

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Cain posted a photo of a group at the rally without masks or social distancing.Cain is awake, alert and not on a respirator, the statement said, adding,"There is no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus."Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told ABC News that Cain did not"meet with" the president.

“Contact tracing was conducted after the Tulsa rally but we do not comment regarding the medical information of individuals," Murtaugh said.2:08 p.m.: Spike in last few days 'well beyond the worst spikes that we've seen,' Fauci saysDr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told BBC News Thursday that the U.S. didn't lock down as thoroughly as other countries did.

An outdoor seating area sits empty on July 1, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. As coronavirus cases have surged in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has paused the state's reopening plan.An outdoor seating area sits empty on July 1, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. As coronavirus cases have surged in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has paused the state's reopening plan.

Cengiz Yar/Getty ImagesMORE: People who stayed home before lockdown helped slow spread of COVID-19: Researchers"What we've seen over the last several days is a spike in cases that are well beyond the worst spikes that we've seen," he went on."We've got to get that under control or we risk an even greater outbreak in the United States."

Hamilton Health Care medical staff listen while Brian Kemp, governor of Georgia speaks during a 'Wear A Mask' tour stop in Dalton, Ga., July 2, 2020. Gov. Kemp on Wednesday expressed his skepticism about the need for a statewide mask mandate and his reluctance to impose one, calling it an issue he feels is "overpoliticized."

Hamilton Health Care medical staff listen while Brian Kemp, governor of Georgia speaks during a 'Wear A Mask' tour stop in Dalton, Ga., July 2, 2020. Gov. Kemp on Wednesday expressed his skepticism about the need for a statewide mask mandate and his reluctance to impose one, calling it an issue he feels is "overpoliticized."

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Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesWhile some countries in Europe"closed down to the tune of about 97% lockdown," Fauci said, only about 50% of U.S. states implemented strict lockdowns."Now all you have to do is take a look at the news at night and you see people congregating at bars without masks, congregating in different types of groups that are well beyond the recommended number of people," he said."What happens when you do that and you don't wear a mask? You get the kind of outbreaks we're seeing."

MORE: COVID-19 antibodies may fade in as little as 2 months, study saysFauci stressed that young people play an important role in stopping the spread.Speaking directly to younger Americans, he said,"If you are infected, it is likely you will infect someone else who will infect someone else, who then might infect a vulnerable person. Then you get into very serious consequences."

12:50 p.m.: Casinos reopen in Atlantic CityCasinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, reopened on Thursday after a 108-day closure.A worker at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City N.J., June 3, 2020, installs a sign indicating that slot machines will routinely be sanitized once the casino reopens to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said that Atlantic City's nine casinos may reopen on July 2 at 25% of capacity.

A worker at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City N.J., June 3, 2020, installs a sign indicating that slot machines will routinely be sanitized once the casino reopens to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said that Atlantic City's nine casinos may reopen on July 2 at 25% of capacity.

Wayne Parry/APThe casinos must maintain a 25% capacity, The Associated Press reported.Gamblers are required to wear face masks and cannot smoke or drink, the AP said.Steven Ford, a worker at Harrah's casino sprays slot machines with disinfectant in Atlantic City, N.J., July 1, 2020, as the casino prepared to reopen.

Steven Ford, a worker at Harrah's casino sprays slot machines with disinfectant in Atlantic City, N.J., July 1, 2020, as the casino prepared to reopen.Wayne Parry/AP11:37 a.m.: Nashville closes bars, cancels Fourth of July fireworksNashville is closing its bars for at least two weeks and is canceling the Fourth of July fireworks as coronavirus cases sharply rise, Mayor John Cooper said Thursday.

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People wear masks as they cross Broadway, June 30, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Nashville Health Department has put in place a mask mandate to help battle the spread of the coronavirus.People wear masks as they cross Broadway, June 30, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Nashville Health Department has put in place a mask mandate to help battle the spread of the coronavirus.

Mark Humphrey/APDavidson County, which includes Nashville, is reporting a record daily high of 608 new cases, Cooper said.The mayor said phase 3 of reopening has not been effective and the city is reverting to its phase 2 plans, with some modifications. Entertainment venues will be closed and restaurants must reduce capacity to 50% from 75%.

11 a.m.: Florida sees 9,558 new cases in 1 dayIn Florida, the number of diagnosed coronavirus cases jumped by 9,558 in one day, according to the state's Department of Health.People queue in their cars to get COVID-19 tests administered by the Florida Army National Guard, the City of Miami Beach and the Florida Department of Health, at Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, July 1, 2020. Florida now has a total of 158,997 confirmed cases and 3,550 deaths.

People queue in their cars to get COVID-19 tests administered by the Florida Army National Guard, the City of Miami Beach and the Florida Department of Health, at Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, July 1, 2020. Florida now has a total of 158,997 confirmed cases and 3,550 deaths.

Cristobal Herrera/EPA via ShutterstockMORE: Requiring face masks nationwide could save US economy from 5% hit, study predictsThe state now has a total of 169,102 cases.Miami-Dade County, which includes Miami, set a record daily increase with 2,306 cases. Of those tested in the county, 19.5% are now positive, according to the state's data

A woman wears a face shield as she wades in the ocean off South Beach in Miami Beach, Fla., on June 10, 2020.A woman wears a face shield as she wades in the ocean off South Beach in Miami Beach, Fla., on June 10, 2020.Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images10:30 a.m.: NYC opening 22 streets for outdoor dining

New York City is doubling down on outdoor dining. Starting this weekend, 22 streets covering 2.6 miles will be dedicated to restaurants, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday.Plastic partitions separate patrons at Jake's Dilemma the first day of the phase two reopening of the city during the current coronavirus outbreak in New York City, June 22, 2020, in New York.

Plastic partitions separate patrons at Jake's Dilemma the first day of the phase two reopening of the city during the current coronavirus outbreak in New York City, June 22, 2020, in New York.Kathy Willens/APA waitress takes the temperature of customers at Dudley's as restaurants are permitted to offer al fresco dining as part of phase 2 reopening during the coronavirus pandemic in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, June 27, 2020.

A waitress takes the temperature of customers at Dudley's as restaurants are permitted to offer al fresco dining as part of phase 2 reopening during the coronavirus pandemic in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, June 27, 2020.Andrew Kelly/Reuters

New York City won't allow indoor dining because of concerning data from states across the U.S., de Blasio said."It became deafening how bad the situation was in many many states and how much it was related back to bars and restaurants," he said.

People eat outside of LENA Winebar as restaurants are permitted to offer al fresco dining as part of phase 2 reopening during the COVID-19 outbreak in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, June 27, 2020.People eat outside of LENA Winebar as restaurants are permitted to offer al fresco dining as part of phase 2 reopening during the COVID-19 outbreak in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, June 27, 2020.

Andrew Kelly/ReutersOf those tested in New York City, just 2% of residents are now testing positive for the coronavirus, de Blasio said Thursday.The mayor is also addressing the plan for returning to school in the fall.He said face coverings will be required and schools will implement social distancing, handwashing stations and deep cleaning.

9:30 a.m.: West Hollywood will charge you $300 for not wearing a maskAs the coronavirus infection rate increases in California, those not wearing masks in West Hollywood will be charged $300 -- a $250 fine and $50 fee -- for the first-offense, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

People march down Santa Monica Boulevard to demonstrate against police brutality after the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, in West Hollywood, Calif., June 14, 2020.People march down Santa Monica Boulevard to demonstrate against police brutality after the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, in West Hollywood, Calif., June 14, 2020.

Christian Monterrosa/EPA via Shutterstock"Our last option was to conduct enforcement by issuing an Administrative Citation, but the risk to Community health is too great," the department said Wednesday night.In Los Angeles County, 1 in 140 people are estimated to be infected, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday.

Garcetti said the infection rate could be as high as 1 in 70 in the upcoming weeks.7:29 a.m.: FDA chief details response plan amid rising casesThe head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the agency is working to get more personal protective equipment and testing supplies to areas of the country where coronavirus infections are on the rise.

"We are seeing rising cases, particularly in the south and the west," Dr. Stephen Hahn told ABC News in an interview Thursday on"Good Morning America."Hahn, who is also a member of the White House coronavirus task force, said one advantage the country has now that it didn't earlier in the year is the newly-authorized experimental therapeutics, such as the antiviral medication remdesivir. There's also convalescent plasma therapy, a century-old technique used for treating epidemics in which the blood plasma of patients who have recovered from a disease is transfused to those who are still infected.

FDA commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn appears on "Good Morning America," July 2, 2020.FDA commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn appears on "Good Morning America," July 2, 2020.ABC NewsSome 28,000 people infected with COVID-19 in the United States have been treated with convalescent plasma, according to Hahn, who urged those who have recovered from the virus to donate their plasma.

"We will eventually get beyond this pandemic," he said."We have a lot of therapeutics, we have vaccines in the pipeline."The FDA has granted authorization for four separate vaccine candidates to proceed with clinical trials. Two of those potential vaccines are expected to begin the late state of trials later this month, according to Hahn.

"We are on target to reach a vaccine by year's end or early next year," he added,"so I'm cautiously optimistic."A plasma donor has a blood sample taken before giving convalescent plasma for COVID-19 treatment at a newly-opened plasma donor center in Twickenham, southwest London, on June 11, 2020. It's part of an ongoing trial to see if the antibodies in the plasma from survivors of COVID-19 can be used to treat those currently battling the virus.

A plasma donor has a blood sample taken before giving convalescent plasma for COVID-19 treatment at a newly-opened plasma donor center in Twickenham, southwest London, on June 11, 2020. It's part of an ongoing trial to see if the antibodies in the plasma from survivors of COVID-19 can be used to treat those currently battling the virus.

Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty ImagesHahn advised people to continue washing hands frequently as well as practicing social distancing and, when that's not possible, to wear a face mask."These are common sense things as we head into the Fourth of July weekend that we can do to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus," he said.

6:51 a.m.: University of Oklahoma's football team reports cluster of casesAt least 14 student-athletes and two staff members of the University of Oklahoma's football team have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said.Seven of the school's 111 football players tested Tuesday were positive for the virus, while the other seven players had tested positive earlier. Two players have since recovered, according to a statement from the University of Oklahoma Athletics Department.

A general view of Oklahoma Sooners helmets on the field prior to the game against the Kansas State Wildcats on Oct. 21, 2017 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan.A general view of Oklahoma Sooners helmets on the field prior to the game against the Kansas State Wildcats on Oct. 21, 2017 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan.

Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images, FILEThe University of Oklahoma football team has returned to campus and its student-athletes began voluntary workouts Wednesday.6:02 a.m.: Oregon sees highest single-day jump in casesOregon health officials announced Wednesday the highest single-day jump in coronavirus cases that the state has seen since the start of the pandemic.

The Oregon Health Authority said 281 new cases of COVID-19 were identified on Tuesday. About 75 percent of recent cases were patients under the age of 50.Healthcare workers wheel a gurney into Salem Hospital's emergency room in Salem, Oregon, on April 9, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Healthcare workers wheel a gurney into Salem Hospital's emergency room in Salem, Oregon, on April 9, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.Andrew Selsky/APCases among children under the age of 10 are growing rapidly. At the end of May, there were 58 diagnosed cases of children under 10, while at the end of June, there were 319 confirmed cases,

Since hospitalization is less common among younger patients infected with the virus, statewide hospital capacity is"sufficient for now," the Oregon Health Authority said in a statement Wednesday.What to know about coronavirus: Read more: ABC News »

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VictorOquendo Wow ABC you stooped to a new low. VictorOquendo You news media outlets keep contradicting each other. You wonder why everyone is so confused! VictorOquendo Less are dying. That’s a good thing. VictorOquendo Yet deaths are lower ! But let’s trust her opinion over facts. VictorOquendo If she said the opposite, patients were less sick and they were succeeding in treatment, they wouldn’t report on it. Let’s be honest here.

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VictorOquendo That goes against everything I have been hearing as of late. VictorOquendo CDC guidelines. Have been there since March Hard to put that genie back in the bottle. America is fucked Hey DanCrenshawTX maybe time stop the divisiveness and get to work on this? Your constituents deserve as such. Cut the shit

Today in 'completely avoidable bullshit' Ya know it would actually be comical if my parents didn't live there. davidfrum Well, the minimum for herd immunity, assuming immunity lasts, is 60%+. So they gotta do it two more times over and then… everyone left will be somewhat safe. Police recruiting down 40% from last year in Houston.

realDonaldTrump ICYMI. So is TX and GovAbbott being 'politically correct'? We're all going to get the 'Rona. That's a hard pill to swallow I guess. davidfrum Texas is full of idiots from top to bottom. No imagination. No ability to think ahead. No ability to think independently. Top 10 us states in COVID 19 death

davidfrum STOP TESTING QUICK !!! Just multiply the total population by 20% and there's your number of infections davidfrum The whole country is positive. Its been around since last year. Feardemicforcontrolofthepeople Must have been that funeral for the woke crowd. Come outside to die. OR 1. Stay Home - isolate 2. No Contact 3. Mask 4. Wash Hands - sterilize environment The government should fund everyone for bills etc for the next three months. After all it is our money and right now we need it back.

No no no. Issue lockdown orders until there is a downward trend. Texans. Yeesh. davidfrum What is the death rate? Mexico covid patients and protests... Nurses are reporting that unused swabs under fake identities are coming back positive. FACT. ALSO, antibody test results are being included in news case results meaning a person infected 3 months ago a fully recovered are counted as new cases. IT'S A LIE.

So the mayor didn’t say anything about protesting and rioting, just start doing virtual church? But did they DIE? Better late than never? Wish we would have done this sooner and maybe we wouldn’t be here! Texas/Florida/Arizona will ruin it for everyone...nice job idiots. Ignorance is the cause of great falls

Houston we have a problem And 99.86% will be just fine Open everything! No more lockdowns. Those that feel they should not go out can stay home. Liberals have made this pandemic a political talking point. We will all get it eventually. HerdImmunity What percentage of them are sick? Wrong link But, I’ve been told these overreactions and mask mandate ideas were just democratic cities and states?! What am I ever to do! It was never political. Stay healthy

xiaolon73722402 good idea. That is sad. Rest in Peace. A virus doesn't discriminate against age, Creed, ethnicity or gender. Actually died from it or just labeled a covid death? 'Nothing disturbs me more than the glorification of stupidity.' - Carl Sagan. BREAKING: ABC are foooked! No gloating, glad Texas is coming to their senses. Don't want to see anyone getting sick or dying needlessly.

I thought everything was fine. No danger. Why the new order? Time to roll Wheels out of Austin. Nope..sorry..but Florida Covid-19 lists deaths WITH covid19. It does NOT differentiate with deaths caused by other means. So, kid might have been a car accident, homicide, accidental death of other causes, or even a terminal cancer case.

How many times have we heard this in the last 4 months 🙄. Tomorrow we find out what the real cause of death is Atlantic City...where Merv Griffin wiped the floor with realDonaldTrump Your money and your life! This isn’t going to work once you add in the alcohol. So happy to see a little more normalcy in our city

Go gamble your life i love it Gambling addiction over life? Have at it 🤦 Now that's gambling baby. the world as we know it is changing. i like these new precautions. this CV is new so we have to adjust or perish.

Herman Cain is receiving treatment for coronavirus at an Atlanta hospitalFormer presidential candidate Herman Cain is hospitalized with Covid-19. As co-chair of Black Voices for Trump, he was at the Tulsa rally and his website notes recent travel to other places including Arizona. KNOW THIS: Light-workers all over the planet have been busy alchemizing any & all dark energy, by the power of Almighty God: ‘Twas DARK is NOW LIGHT. And it is done. ✝️🔮❤️☮️🇺🇸🌎 P.S. We also decode comms.😉 How dreadful.

Trump surrogate Herman Cain tests positive for coronavirus after attending Tulsa rallyNEW: Herman Cain, a 2012 Republican presidential candidate and businessman, has tested positive for coronavirus more than a week after attending President Trump's Tulsa rally, per statement posted to Cain’s Twitter account. That doesn't mean he contracted it at the rally... Could have gotten it from a store that a AntifaTerrorist visited. Pizza man!

Herman Cain Hospitalized With COVID-19 After Attending Trump Tulsa Rally MasklessThe rally, which featured minimal masks and social distancing, has led to numerous Trump staffers and Secret Service agents self-quarantining. Alternative headline: Herman Caine hospitalized with COVID after pooping while reading The News, maskless. asj519 Who? Difficult to see this happen to anyone but these are the real world implications of being complacent and not wearing a mask. The virus doesn't give a shit about your political stance.

Trump surrogate Herman Cain tests positive for coronavirus after attending Tulsa rallyNEW: Herman Cain, a 2012 Republican presidential candidate and businessman, has tested positive for coronavirus more than a week after attending President Trump's Tulsa rally, per statement posted to Cain’s Twitter account. That doesn't mean he contracted it at the rally... Could have gotten it from a store that a AntifaTerrorist visited. Pizza man!

Herman Cain Hospitalized With COVID-19 After Attending Trump Tulsa Rally MasklessThe rally, which featured minimal masks and social distancing, has led to numerous Trump staffers and Secret Service agents self-quarantining. Alternative headline: Herman Caine hospitalized with COVID after pooping while reading The News, maskless. asj519 Who? Difficult to see this happen to anyone but these are the real world implications of being complacent and not wearing a mask. The virus doesn't give a shit about your political stance.

Herman Cain is receiving treatment for coronavirus at an Atlanta hospitalFormer presidential candidate Herman Cain is hospitalized with Covid-19. As co-chair of Black Voices for Trump, he was at the Tulsa rally and his website notes recent travel to other places including Arizona. KNOW THIS: Light-workers all over the planet have been busy alchemizing any & all dark energy, by the power of Almighty God: ‘Twas DARK is NOW LIGHT. And it is done. ✝️🔮❤️☮️🇺🇸🌎 P.S. We also decode comms.😉 How dreadful.