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4.38pm BST

More than 1,000 New Yorkers tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday – the first time since 5 June the state has seen a daily caseload that high, the Associated Press reports.

The number of positive tests reported daily in the state has been steadily inching up in recent weeks, a trend possibly related to increasing numbers of businesses reopening, college campuses reopening and children returning to school.

Today’s update on the numbers:

Of the 99,953 tests reported yesterday, 1,005 were positive (1.00% of total).

Total hospitalizations are at 527.

Sadly, there were 4 COVID fatalities yesterday.

Wearing masks, socially distancing and washing hands make a critical difference, as does the deliberate enforcement of state guidance by local governments.

3.57pm BST

Massachusetts’ top law enforcement official has brought criminal charges against former leaders of a nursing home for military veterans, for allegedly making a fatal decision that led to the deaths of many dozens of elderly residents and staff.

Former superintendent Bennett Walsh, 50, and Dr David Clinton, 71, were indicted last week on 10 criminal neglect charges each, according to state attorney general Maura Healey. The two have not been taken into custody and will be arraigned at a later date.

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