Updated 6:24 a.m. ET, July 3, 2020
- In the US, at least 23 states have paused or rolled back reopening plans as coronavirus cases surge.
- The US saw more than 52,000 new cases on Thursday, the highest daily jump in cases for the second day in the row.
- The Middle East is at a “critical threshold” in the outbreak as countries have started to ease lockdowns and the pandemic speeds up, the regional WHO director said.