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Coronavirus daily news updates, July 5: What to know today about COVID-19

A large group of people, all wearing masks, waits for the light to change at 4th Ave. near Westlake Center in downtown Seattle Thursday, July 2, 2020.  Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s new mask rule went into effect Friday, June 26, 2020 requiring everyone to wear masks, with some exceptions. 214411

Throughout Sunday, on this page, we’ll be posting Seattle Times journalists’ updates on the outbreak and its effects on the Seattle area, the Pacific Northwest and the world.

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