George Floyd protesters told to get tested as global cases top 6 million

As violence erupted in cities across the country over George Floyd‘s death in Minneapolis last week, protests have now been added to the list of concerns about a possible second wave of coronavirus infections.

Urging demonstrators to get tested, Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Saturday evening: “There is still a pandemic in America that’s killing black and brown people at higher numbers.”

Her comments came as the U.S. death toll neared 104,000 early Sunday, according to an NBC News tally. Globally almost 370,000 people have died, according to John Hopkins University data.

Worldwide, the JHU data shows more than 6 million cases have been recorded with more than 500,000 of those reported in Brazil.

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