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Death rate inches upward after weeks of steady decline; no more masks at outdoor transit hubs for fully vaccinated travelers; more evidence that vaccinations prevent COVID-19 transmission

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Here are the COVID-19 headlines:

  • The USA is closing in on 600,000 deaths officially attributed to COVID-19: While new cases and hospitalization rates continue downward, COVID-19 deaths went up in the past week. “The current 7-day moving average of new deaths (347) has increased 1.9% compared with the previous 7-day moving average (340). As of June 9, a total of 596,059 COVID-19 deaths have been reported,” according to the CDC.

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