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Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
The United States confirmed 33,880 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with 4.3 percent of the 783,827 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 426 deaths were attributed to the virus on Monday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 194,467.
Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party selected Yoshihide Suga, retiring Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s chief cabinet minister, as its new leader. He will almost certainly be elected prime minister by the parliament later this week.
The Centers for Disease Control published a report observing the transmission of COVID-19 from young children to adults in childcare settings in Utah.