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Trump blames spike in COVID cases on protests, increased travel and cases from Mexico, even as experts point to early reopenings

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed a dramatic uptick in U.S. coronavirus cases on young people who attended nationwide protests over police brutality, summer holidays, a “substantial increase in travel” and migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, even though his own advisers have also attributed the surge to some states’ early reopenings.

Surges across the country have led to 10 states setting seven-day records for new cases while five states saw a record number of deaths over that period, according to a USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins data through late Tuesday.  

“There are likely a number of causes

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Myrtle Beach mayor nixes shutdown as tourist COVID cases increase

As more communities say they have coronavirus cases tied to Grand Strand trips, Myrtle Beach’s mayor called the reports “disheartening” and rejected calls for closing tourist activities.

I think it’s very unfair,” Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune said.

Counties in Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky have publicly announced or confirmed to The Sun News outbreaks after recent travel to Myrtle Beach. While timelines for those outbreaks line to trips to South Carolina, some on Facebook have questioned whether the people were infected during their Myrtle Beach visit or if they picked it up somewhere else.

Coronavirus cases were

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Pence cancels plans to travel to Florida and Arizona as coronavirus cases spike

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence has canceled events in Florida and Arizona as coronavirus cases spike in those states. 

A spokesperson for President Donald Trump’s campaign confirmed to USA TODAY the events, which included stops as part of Pence’s “Faith in America” tour, were canceled “out of an abundance of caution” as cases climb in Florida and Arizona. 

On Tuesday, Pence was scheduled to give remarks at a “Faith in America” event in Tucson and to meet with Gov. Doug Ducey about the COVID-19 response. 

Pence had planned to travel to Florida on July 2 for a bus tour,

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