June 17 coronavirus news

By Helen Regan, Adam Renton, Luke McGee and Peter Wilkinson, CNN

Updated 0407 GMT (1207 HKT) June 18, 2020
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10:30 p.m. ET, June 16, 2020

Florida governor says "we're not shutting down" as state sees highest spike in new Covid-19 cases

From CNN’s Lindsay Benson and Jason Morris 

On Monday, Florida saw almost 2,800 new coronavirus cases, according to the Florida Department of Health. 

That's the highest single-day increase in confirmed infections the state has seen since the pandemic began.

While cases continue to increase in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis told reporters in Tallahassee that they will not be "shutting down."

"No, we're not shutting down, you know, we're going to go forward. We're going to continue to protect the most vulnerable. You know, we're going to urge, continue to advise, particularly our elderly population to maintain social distancing, avoid crowds," DeSantis said.

CNN is tracking US coronavirus cases here:

10:27 p.m. ET, June 16, 2020

Beijing market cluster spreads to more than half of the city's districts

From Alex Lin in Hong Kong

The new outbreak of Covid-19 infections in Beijing has spread to nine of the city's 16 districts, according to state-run CCTV.  

School classes will be suspended for all students from kindergarten to middle school, while final year students of junior and high schools will return to online courses, according to the the channel.

Some background: The Chinese capital reported more than 100 new locally transmitted coronavirus cases in the past five days, following an outbreak at Xinfadi, the city's largest wholesale food market.

Authorities in Beijing have imposed a soft lockdown on the entire city and raised its alert level from Level 3 to Level 2 as it tries to curb the new outbreak.

9:54 p.m. ET, June 16, 2020

Planned Trump rally in Tulsa is "criminal endangerment," health expert warns

From CNN Health’s Shelby Lin Erdman

US President Donald Trump’s planned rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this weekend is “criminal endangerment,” a doctor said on Tuesday.

The rally is expected to draw a record-breaking turnout despite the risks of coronavirus spread. The administration has said it will distribute hand sanitizer and hand out masks, but that attendees are not required to wear them.

“What he’s doing in Tulsa is criminal endangerment,” Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a cardiologist and professor of medicine at George Washington University, told CNN’s Erin Burnett.

“He's intentionally exposing people to the risk of acquiring a deadly virus just for a photo op. He's risking the health of people for a photo op,” Reiner said.

“The President needs a lot of people, wants the photo op and he doesn't really care what happens to the people who attend his rally,” he added. “I'm begging the people in Tulsa, don’t go to this. Watch it on television. Watch the President … and be safe at home. Do not go.”

9:52 p.m. ET, June 16, 2020

Mexico reports more than 4,500 new coronavirus cases 

From CNN’s Matt Rivers in Mexico City

Mexico reported 4,599 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the country’s total to 154,863.

The country's health ministry also reported an additional 730 virus-related deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed people to have died from the infection to 18,130.

CNN is tracking worldwide coronavirus cases here: