US eyes new outbreaks as infections worldwide top 575,000

MATT SEDENSKY, KEVIN McGILL and DAVID RISING Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Troubling new outbreaks bubbled in the United States on Friday and deaths surged in Italy and Spain as the world warily trudged through the pandemic that has sickened more than a half-million people. Punctuating the fact that no one is immune to the new coronavirus, it pierced even the highest echelons of global power, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson becoming the first leader of a major country to test positive. While New York remained the worst hit, in the U.S., Americans braced for worsening conditions elsewhere, with worrisome infection numbers being reported in cities including New Orleans, Chicago and Detroit. "We are not through this. We're not even half-way through this," said Joseph K
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