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May 23, 2020
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As most of the country pressed forward with reopening plans heading into Memorial Day weekend, researchers warned the coronavirus pandemic may still be spreading at epidemic rates in 24 states. The new model from Imperial College London, which has yet to be peer-reviewed, highlighted the risk of a second wave of infections in places that lift restrictions too quickly.

Officials in New York, New Jersey and other areas hit hard by the virus early-on relaxed containment measures as new confirmed cases and deaths declined, allowing larger groups of people to gather outside during the holiday.

Here are some significant developments:

President Trump called on states to allow places of worship to open immediately and threatened to “override” any governors who do not comply with his demand.
Officials said the District of Columbia and its suburbs have the highest rate in the country of people testing positive for the infection.
Georgetown men’s basketball coach Patrick Ewing has tested positive for the coronavirus and is being treated at a hospital.
Nearly 9 percent of prisoners in the Michigan Department of Corrections system have tested positive, with thousands of tests results still pending, officials say.
Rental car company Hertz announced on Friday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, making the firm another victim of the economic shutdown.
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