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(Reuters) - The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 fell 16% to about 7,200 people last week, the first decline in deaths after four weeks of increases, according to a Reuters tally of state and county reports. FILE PHOTO: Phlebotomists wait to draw blood to test for antibodies against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a pop-up testing and research site in Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S., August 7, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder. The country posted more than 376,000 new COVID-19 cases for the week ended August 9, or an average of roughly 53,000 per day. New cases have now fallen for three straight weeks, though the United States still accounts for a quarter of the global total of 20 million cases. ... Full story

10 August