President Trump wore a mask during a scheduled visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre. It was the first public photo opportunity with the president in a mask since the start of the outbreak.
The event was the first public photo opportunity in which he has appeared with a mask on since the beginning of the outbreak. He was set to meet with combat veterans and health care workers.
Despite repeated calls to do so, including from members of his own party, Trump has stubbornly refused to wear a mask, defying official guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health experts.
U.S. virus cases rose 2.3% with a record 71,389 new infections, exceeding the 1.9% average daily increase of the previous seven days. It was the fifth consecutive day of rising U.S. cases, according to data compiled by Bloomberg and Johns Hopkins University.
Walt Disney Co. reopened two theme parks in Florida. That state and Arizona reported increased Covid-19 deaths, while the pace of infections slowed in both states. Texas and South Carolina had record numbers of new cases.