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- Global cases: More than 190,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.
- Global deaths: At least 7,894, according to Johns Hopkins University.
- U.S. cases: At least 5,894, according to Johns Hopkins University.
- U.S. deaths: At least 97, according to Johns Hopkins University.
6:36 pm: Tower at Chicago’s Midway airport is closed after ‘several’ air traffic controllers test positive
The air traffic control tower at Chicago’s Midway International Airport was closed Tuesday after “several” technicians there tested positive for coronavirus, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The airport is still open but is operating at a reduced rate, according to the agency.
“The air traffic control tower at Midway Airport is temporarily closing while we ensure a safe work environment for air traffic controllers and…