The Latest: U.S. death toll from coronavirus hit 150,000

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Health care workers wave to a departing patient, who recovered from being stricken with COVID-19, outside the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, N.H., Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New York (AP) – The confirmed death toll from the coronavirus in the U.S. has hit 150,000, by the far the highest toll in the world.

That’s according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The bleak milestone comes amid signs that the nation’s outbreak is beginning to stabilize in the Sun Belt but heating up in the Midwest, fueled largely by young adults who are hitting bars, restaurants and gyms again.

The surge has been accompanied by a burgeoning outbreak of misinformation and conspiracy theories about supposed cures and the effectiveness of masks

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