Following the market opening Friday, the Dow traded up 0.84% to 36,429.04 while the NASDAQ rose 0.68% to 16,049.24. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.74% to 4,714.85.

The U.S. has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the world, reporting a total of 47,187,250 cases with around 772,310 deaths. India confirmed a total of at least 34,332,400 cases and 459,870 deaths, while Brazil reported over 21,849,130 COVID-19 cases with 608,710 deaths. In total, there were at least 249,461,040 cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 5,047,620 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Industrials shares gained by 1.2% on Friday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL), up 12% and Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) up 8%.

In trading on Friday, health care shares fell 0.8%.

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