Children in Mozambique wait in line for food after Cyclone Idai hit. Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

The Mozambique government has confirmed the first cases of cholera in the port city of Beira almost two weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the country, AP reports.

Details: Five cholera cases have been confirmed. Mozambique's national director of medical assistance described cholera as an "epidemic situation" with more cases expected, according to AP. Doctors without Borders reports they will be scaling up their operations, while the World Health Organization also plans to send 900,000 doses of oral cholera vaccine from the global stockpile later this week, perAl Jazeera.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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13 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week

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13 states set new highs last week for coronavirus infections recorded in a single day, according to the COVID Tracking Project (CTP) and state health departments. Kansas, Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming surpassed records from the previous week.

The big picture: The pandemic is getting worse again across the country, and daily coronavirus cases have risen in the U.S. for six straight weeks, according to a seven-day average tracked by Axios. The U.S. reported over 80,000 new cases on both Friday and Saturday.

Senate advances Amy Coney Barrett nomination, setting up final confirmation vote

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The Senate voted 51-48 on Sunday to advance the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, setting up a final confirmation vote for Monday.

Why it matters: It's now virtually inevitable that the Senate will vote to confirm President Trump's third Supreme Court nominee before the election, which is just nine days away.