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Record-setting day for virus cases in six states

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Record-setting day for virus cases in six states

Record-setting day for virus cases in six states

Coronavirus cases spiked in Arizona and Florida on Wednesday, a day after those states and four others reported record daily increases of new infections.

This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

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