The governor of Texas paused the state’s reopening in late June as cases spiked, pushing intensive-care wards to full capacity.
Trump wore a mask for the first time in a public setting during the visit to Walter Reed. The institution requires mask-wearing as a means of preventing spread of Covid-19, but the president has not always abided by such requirements.
Postponed since March, Major League Baseball’s season resumed in empty ballparks at the end of July.
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have caused more than 250,000 new coronavirus cases, according to an economic study focused on the public health costs of “superspreading” events.
The 10-day rally attracted more than 400,000 people.