(CNBC) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 fell on Tuesday as concerns about the rising number of coronavirus cases dented investor sentiment once again.
The 30-stock Dow slid 222.19 points, or 0.8%, to close at 27,463.19. Caterpillar and Boeing were the biggest laggards in the Dow, falling 3.2% and 3.5%, respectively.
The S&P 500 pulled back by 0.3% to end the day at 3,390.68, marking its first close below 3,400 since Oct. 6. The Nasdaq Composite bucked the negative trend, rising 0.6% to 11,431.35 as tech shares gained broadly.
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