Donald Trump set to host first in-person event since Covid-19 diagnosis – live

1.46pm BST

As attention is focused on Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis, there is a sobering reminder that the virus still has a hold on large parts of the United States. Johns Hopkins University figures show Friday was the third consecutive day with more than 50,000 reported news cases of Covid-19 in the United States. The last time that happened was mid-August. More than 210,000 people have now died from the virus in the United States.

1.22pm BST

Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of US politics for Saturday. As we close in on the election, the day is likely to continue to be dominated by Donald Trump’s actions in the wake of his Covid-19 diagnosis. Here’s a quick catch-up of where we are, and a little of what we might expect to see today …

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