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11.04pm BST

Illinois governor JB Pritzker expressed hope that his state’s coronavirus figures are leveling off during Sunday’s daily press briefing in Chicago, despite the largest one-day increase of infections to date.

Pritzker said the increase of 1,672 cases in the last 24 hours can be attributed in part to increased testing statewide, saying: “I’ve spoken before about a stabilizing or bending of the curve and today is one more piece of evidence that it may indeed be happening.”

10.25pm BST

A New York Times report on Saturday, which appeared to be backed up by Dr Anthony Fauci today, that said Donald Trump ignored warnings as early as February that he needed to take action against Covid-19 has clearly riled the president. Trump had already complained about the Times’ reporting on Saturday but renewed his attacks on Twitter on Sunday.

If the Fake News Opposition Party is pushing, with all their might, the fact that President Trump “ignored early warnings about the threat,” then why did Media & Dems viciously criticize me when I instituted a Travel Ban on China? They said “early & not necessary.” Corrupt Media!

Related: Fauci confirms New York Times report Trump rebuffed social distancing advice

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