Coronavirus US live: Trump fumes as White House staffers test positive and death toll nears 80,000


The mayor of Palo Alto said he “would be really sad and disappointed” if the Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, pulled his company’s factory out of California and is “ready to help” resolve the tech billionaire’s escalating spat with local officials.

Palo Alto Mayor here. I would be really sad and disappointed if @Tesla left @cityofpaloalto, and stand ready to help. I truly appreciate having a cutting edge company based here, employing people, paying taxes, and helping to solve the climate crisis. Happy to help @elonmusk.

The Massachusetts department of health reported 138 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, including 85 at long-term care facilities, bringing the state’s overall toll to 4,840.

Authorities said the number of confirmed cases rose by 1,410, lifting the total count to 76,743.

More than half the state’s deaths, 2,922, continue to come from long-term care facilities that have been major sources of infection across the country as the pandemic rages.

At least 336 long-term care centers in the state had reported at least one Covid-19 case on Saturday, and some 15,965 residents and health care workers had been sickened.

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