U.S. hotspots grow as virus cases surpass 640,000 globally

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DETROIT (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide have passed the 640,000 mark as new cases rose in the United States and Europe.

New York City continued to be pummeled, and U.S. cities such as Detroit, Chicago and New Orleans also have become hotspots.

In parts of Africa, virus prevention measures took a violent turn as countries imposed lockdowns and curfews or sealed off major cities. Kenyan police fired tear gas and officers elsewhere were seen on video hitting people with batons.

Russia said its borders would be fully closed as of Monday. Italy has now passed 10,000 deaths.

And Spain reported 832 more deaths, its highest daily count yet, bringing its total to 5,690 fatalities.

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