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A Mississippi high school student tests positive for Covid-19 after returning to school

August 1, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A Mississippi high school student has tested positive for coronavirus during the first week of classes, according to the Corinth School District.

The state of Florida is reporting 9,591 new cases of Covid-19 among Floridians and 179 additional resident deaths on Saturday, according to Florida Department of Health (DOH).

This marks the fifth consecutive day that the state reported more than 9,000 new cases, according to CNN's tally.

President Trump said Mnuchin and Meadows would bring new options on unemployment benefits to the table Thursday night, and according to a person briefed on the talks, they did in the form of a longer-term extension of the enhanced unemployment benefits at the $600 level.

The United Kingdom may need to choose between keeping pubs open or allowing schools to reopen it if it wants to keep coronavirus infection rates down, a key member of the group advising the government on Covid-19 response told British media.

On Friday: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said England would “squeeze the brake pedal” on the next phase of re-opening in a bid to slow down the rising rates of coronavirus infection.

New restrictions were announced for northern England late Thursday in an effort "to stop the spread of Covid-19. " Across the country, certain venues that were schedule to reopen Saturday – including , casinos, bowling allies, skating rinks and “the remaining close contact services – will remain shuttered until at least Aug. 15.

For the third day in a row, Poland reported the highest number of new daily coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, with 658 new infections reported on Saturday, according to the country's health ministry.

Some context: Poland reported 657 new infections on Friday and 615 on Thursday – both were new records at the time.

Iraq’s Ministry of Health reported 3,346 news coronavirus infections on Friday, a new record in daily cases.

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