Coronavirus live updates: FDA approves first test that delivers rapid results at home

Here are some significant developments:

  • Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), who is 87 and third in line of succession to the presidency, revealed Tuesday that he has contracted the coronavirus.
  • President Trump said Tuesday that he had “reversed the ridiculous decision” to cancel a large annual event at Arlington National Cemetery over virus concerns.
  • The average daily number of patients dying of covid-19 in the United States has reached a level not seen since the outbreak surged during the summer. At least 247,000 fatalities and nearly 11.4 million infections have been reported nationwide since February.
  • Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) announced a nightly curfew for businesses that will last at least three weeks. Similar restrictions were also announced in Los Angeles County, home to more than 10 million people.
  • The number of Americans willing to take a vaccine when one becomes available increased in the second half of October, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday.

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