Live updates: U.S. reports more than 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a day for first time since early June

The United States recorded more than 1,000 deaths Tuesday, for the first time since June 2 when 1,052 fatalities were reported. The average number of daily deaths has been rising for most of July, according to data compiled and analyzed by The Washington Post, and Tuesday’s milestone undercuts President Trump’s claim of a fast-falling mortality rate.

Trump on Tuesday struck a more pessimistic tone than usual about the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, while maintaining that progress is being made toward a vaccine and therapeutics.

“It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better,” he told reporters at a coronavirus briefing held at the White House. “Something I don’t like saying about things, but that’s the way it is.”

Here are some significant developments:

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