CLOSE Here are 4 tips on how to get your kids to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAYThe worldwide number of COVID-19 cases soared past the 23 million mark Saturday while the number of deaths hit 800,566, according to John Hopkins University data.In South Korea, fears of a new surge prompted the government to again ban large gatherings, close beaches, and shut nightspots and churches.In the U.S., the number of cases topped 5.6 million and deaths climbed to 175,588.In California, the ongoing pandemic and social distancing restrictions are, yet again, complicating disaster relief efforts as more than 100,000 Californians flee raging wildfires. California Gov. Gavin Newsom said evacuation centers across the state had protocols in place, such as marked spaces for physical distancing in shelters, indoor tents, temperature checks and individual, instead of communal, meals.Meanwhile, efforts to reopen schools nationwide are being complicated by a virus data problem.Some significant developments:The House of Representatives passed legislation Saturday to prevent any further changes at the United States Postal Service and to provide $25 billion in funding ahead of an expected surge in mail-in ballots in the November election amid the ongoing pandemic. Home sales soared in July, continuing a rebound buoyed in part by buyers seeking a more comfortable home amid social distancing restrictions.As many as 215,000


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