Virus expands grip in many areas, as US nears 100,000 deaths

(AP) — South Korea has reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections in weeks and India reported another record single-day jump of more than 6,000 cases, as the pandemic expands its grip across much of the globe.

Optimism over reopening economies from business shutdowns to fight the virus spurred a rally on Wall Street even as the official U.S. death toll approaches 100,000.

Outbreaks are still climbing in much of the Americas, even as countries in Asia and much of Europe make steady progress in containing the pandemic.

The 40 new cases reported Wednesday in South Korea was the biggest daily jump in nearly 50 days and raised alarm as millions of children were returning to school.

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