Over the next few weeks, the White House will wind down its coronavirus task force, President Trump said Tuesday, even as COVID-19 cases continue to rapidly increase in much of the country. The task force has provided daily briefings on the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, though Trump's freewheeling turns at the lectern have been subject to criticism. Trump said the task force, which is led by Vice President Mike Pence, will be replaced with "something in a different form." The task force's coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, will still be involved, he added. More than 70,000 Americans have died of COVID-19.

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