Happy Wednesday! Thanks to all of you who tuned in to Dispatch Live last night with Jonah and Chris Wallace. If you missed the conversation—about Wallace’s new book, Countdown 1945—you can check it out at your convenience here, password: dingo.
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Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
As of Tuesday night, 2,346,937 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the United States (an increase of 34,940 from yesterday) and 121,224 deaths have been attributed to the virus (an increase of 822 from yesterday), according to the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard, leading to a mortality rate among confirmed cases of 5.2 percent (the true mortality rate is likely much lower, between 0.4 percent and 1.4 percent, but it’s impossible to determine precisely due to incomplete testing regimens). Of 28,065,065 coronavirus tests conducted in the United States (511,484 conducted since yesterday), 8.4 percent have come back positive.