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    Cases plunge in Puerto Rico, prompting a gradual rollback of restrictions.

    Strict measures in early April and rising vaccinations have helped lower the U.S. territory’s new daily cases by more than 60 percent over the past two weeks.

    Virus cases have declined significantly in over half of U.S. states in last two weeks.

    Federal health officials have begun to suggest that the trajectory of the coronavirus is improving, but the challenge of vaccine hesitancy remains.

    Virus cases and hospitalizations rise sharply in Pennsylvania, and dozens of other states see high caseloads.

    The U.S. vaccination campaign’s race against the spread of variants — especially B.1.1.7 — is being hobbled by rebounding U.S. tourism and entrenched vaccine hesitancy.

    N.F.L.’s Coronavirus Cases Rise With New Positive Tests

    New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore is among the confirmed cases in this week’s testing. Two more Tennessee Titans positive tests throw Sunday’s game against Buffalo into doubt.

    As Cases Surge, Pandemic Restrictions Again Descend on Quebec

    Politicians in Quebec and neighboring Ontario, Canada’s two most populous provinces, are blaming a rise in cases on people dropping their guard.
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    178,199,259
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on June 18, 2021 3:59 am
    Italy
    4,249,755
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on June 18, 2021 3:59 am
    Spain
    3,753,228
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on June 18, 2021 3:59 am
    Iran
    3,070,426
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on June 18, 2021 3:59 am
    Germany
    3,727,624
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on June 18, 2021 3:59 am

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