The Latest: Milan site of 2 anti-mask protests despite surge

By The Associated Press

MILAN – Milan was the site of two anti-mask protests on Saturday, even as Italy undergoes a resurgence of coronavirus infections.

The Health Ministry reported another 5,724 cases in the last 24 hours and 29 deaths.

Most cases were asymptomatic and determined through increased testing — more than 133,000 in the period.

Protesters at one of the demonstrations complained about measures they call harsh, including a new order for all Italians to wear masks outdoors or face fines of up to 1,000 euros ($1,200). Most of the new cases are in Lombardy in the north, which tallied 1,140 new infections, followed by Campania, which includes Naples, and Veneto.

Italy has reached totals of nearly 350,000 confirmed cases and 36,140 deaths.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

— Dr. Fauci cautions against large gatherings without masks, social distancing ahead of President Trump’s White House event

— India coronavirus cases approach 7 million; averaging more than 70,000 daily cases this month

— Czech Republic sees surge in new daily infections at nearly 9,000

— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismisses the latest White House offer in COVID-19 aid talks but remains hopeful progress can be made toward a deal.

— Queen Elizabeth II honored the work of doctors and nurses, delivery drivers, fundraisers and volunteers during the coronavirus pandemic.

— The NFL’s Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots had no positive coronavirus tests Saturday and both teams will be allowed to go back to their facilities.

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— Follow AP’s pandemic coverage at http://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak

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HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:

WATERBURY, Conn. — U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes says a test Saturday showed no signs of the coronavirus in her body, nearly three weeks after she tested positive.

The Democrat, who represents Connecticut’s 5th District, has been documenting her health struggle on social media since revealing her positive test results on Sept. 20.

Hayes says a follow-up coronavirus test on Saturday came back negative. She says she also received a flu shot and made an appointment with the American Red Cross to donate plasma.

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LISBON, Portugal — Portugal has reported 1,646 news cases of the coronavirus, its highest daily count since the start of the pandemic.

Portugal has seen a steady rise in new infections in the past six weeks. The 115 cases per 100,000 inhabitants accumulated over 14 days is still significantly lower than neighboring Spain (308) and France (267).

The country has reached totals of 85,574 confirmed cases and 2,067 deaths.

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YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s nationwide reported daily coronavirus cases has exceeded 2,000 for the first time.

The 2,158 cases announced Saturday brings the total to 26,064 since March. There were 32 more deaths for a total of 598.

Myanmar recorded 353 virus cases at the start of August, but an upsurge later that month in the western state of Rakhine quickly spread to other parts of the country.

Myanmar’s leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, urged people who have recovered from the illness to consider donating blood plasma, which she says can help the recovery of those still sick.

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WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s …read more

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