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BALTIMORE — More than 12 million people in the U. S have contracted the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. The nation’s total number of confirmed cases reached 12. 01 million on Saturday, six days after the number had reached 11 million, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Daily numbers of new U. S. cases are approaching 200,000, less than three weeks after hitting 100,000 for the first time.
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