House hearing finds US no closer to plan as coronavirus is 'raging out of control' – live

7.53pm BST

Florida has seen four successive days of record deaths from coronavirus.

The state has reported yet another record for Covid-19 deaths — 257 listed on Friday’s pandemic data report. Nearly 100 of the victims were from Miami-Dade County, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

7.37pm BST

Donald Trump is on his way to Florida, a down-and-back trip to Tampa.

He has an event with Florida sheriffs, participates in a roundtable on Covid response and storm preparedness (as a hurricane barrels towards the coast), and speaks at a fundraiser at a golf club in nearby Belleair.

Wheels up shortly to Tampa, Fla. pic.twitter.com/d0GGTByV0q

DeSantis is headed to Tampa for @realDonaldTrump’s visit, saying he’s going to request for an extension of the national guard in Florida to assist with COVID-19 response.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: House hearing finds US no closer to plan as coronavirus is 'raging out of control' – live ———

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