Covid-19 has infected more than 249M people and killed over 5M globally. Here are the virus-related updates for November 5:
Approved by Senate, former Republican lawmaker replaces outgoing Ambassador David Satterfield.
The Supreme Court's decision is likely to help Republican states fight challenges to voting restrictions they have put in place following last year’s elections.
The campaign appealed US District Judge Matthew Brann's decision to the US 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, a day before the state's 67 counties are set to certify their results and send them to state officials.
Biden becomes the second Democratic presidential candidate in seven decades to win Arizona, a traditionally Republican state, giving the Democrat 290 electoral votes in the state-by-state Electoral College.
President Donald Trump continues to mount legal challenges in battleground states even as his campaign loses court rulings in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Joe Biden’s lead in Arizona is narrowing but he appears to be closing in on an overall win.
The outcome of the US presidential election hangs in the balance as the last few states continue to count ballots, including some of the most competitive battleground states where the tally could take days to complete.
US President Donald Trump will close out the two-day swing with a late-night rally on Monday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the same location where he finished his campaign in 2016.
An additional 928,488 people in 47 states across the US also made initial claims for benefits under a special programme for workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
New coronavirus cases shot up by more than 50,000 on Wednesday. marking the biggest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, US Vice President Mike Pence said that 16 states are seeing an increase in infections and that the federal government is focused on rising cases in the South.
The US recorded a one-day total of 34,700 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, the highest level since late April, when the number peaked at 36,400, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.
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