6/28, 1:23 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Pence cancels Florida, Arizona events as COVID-19 numbers rise

United States Vice President Mike Pence canceled campaign events in Florida and Arizona as coronavirus infections continued to surge in both states, the CNBC reported citing an unnamed Trump campaign official.

The official stressed that the move came "out of an abundance of caution," but noted Pence will still visit the two states and Texas to discuss their COVID-19 response with local officials.

Earlier in the day, Florida recorded a record daily jump in cases for the second consecutive day with 9,636 infections registered on Saturday. Meanwhile, Pence attributed the new nationwide surge in cases to increased testing.

Breaking the News / NP