Nearly half the country experiencing spike in coronavirus cases

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Nearly half the country is experiencing a new wave of infections, with one state seeing it's highest spike yet.
In many parts of the country, old routines are returning as more and more businesses open their doors and restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic are relaxed. But reopening plans don't mean the problems are over.

In fact, in the midst of the push for a return to normal, nearly half the country is experiencing a new wave of infections, with one state seeing it's highest spike yet and one capital city turning back the clock on its reopening plans.

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