Vice President Mike Pence is still an optimist about the Senate's prospects for getting a health care deal. In Iowa this afternoon, he declared that Congress is "working around the clock" to produce a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and called on the Senate to pass a bill this summer. He said Iowa is "facing a health care crisis" under Obamacare, citing the withdrawals of Wellmark and Aetna from the ACA marketplace and the possibility that Medica might pull out, too.

Reality check: The Senate has been on recess, and Republicans are likely to come back on Monday to a less-than-fully-drafted health care plan and a lot of major decisions still to be made. Some Senate Republicans, including Richard Burr and Ron Johnson, have been sounding more skeptical that the Senate will be able to close the deal.

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World coronavirus updates

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

The number of COVID-19 cases surpassed 20 million on Monday evening, Johns Hopkins data shows.

By the numbers: Over 733,100 people have died of the novel coronavirus globally, per Johns Hopkins. More than 12.2 million have recovered from the virus.

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Trump whisked out of press briefing after shooting outside White House

President Trump was escorted out of a coronavirus press briefing by a Secret Service agent on Monday after law enforcement reportedly shot an armed suspect outside of the White House.

What's new: The male suspect and a Secret Service officer were transported to a local hospital after the incident, the agency tweeted at 7:57 p.m. The White House complex was not breached, per the Secret Service.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7:30 p.m. ET: 19,971,615 — Total deaths: 733,103 — Total recoveries — 12,200,847Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7:30 p.m. ET: 5,079,941 — Total deaths: 163,331 — Total recoveries: 1,670,755 — Total tests: 62,513,174Map.
  3. Politics: Trump claims he would have not called for Obama to resign over 160,000 virus deathsHouse will not hold votes until Sept. 14 unless stimulus deal is reached.
  4. Business: Richer Americans are more comfortable eating out.
  5. Public health: A dual coronavirus and flu threat is set to deliver a winter from hellAt least 48 local public health leaders have quit or been fired during pandemic.
  6. Sports: The cost of kids losing gym class — College football is on the brink.
  7. World: Europe's CDC recommends new restrictions amid "true resurgence in cases."