Updated 9:10 a.m. ET, August 13, 2020
- The CDC director warned Americans to follow recommended coronavirus measures or risk the worst fall in US public health history.
- President Trump claimed that the federal government will provide up to 125 million masks to school districts around the United States.
- The US is by far the worst affected country by the pandemic, with nearly 5.2 million cases and at least 166,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
- New Zealand identified 13 new community cases as the country tackles a fresh outbreak that ended more than 100 days without any locally transmitted infections.