USA breaks own record for daily infections

Cheryl Sanders
July 4, 2020

For the third consecutive day, the U.S. set a record for the number of new coronavirus cases after reporting more than 50,000 infections.

Many states have either "paused" or chosen to take steps back in their reopening process as cases and hospitalizations linked to the virus continue to rise. He ordered the wearing of masks across most of the state, despite until recently refusing to allow local governments to impose similar rules.

The US recorded 50,700 new cases, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.

All but 10 states are showing an increase in newly confirmed cases over the past 14 days, according to data compiled by the Covid Tracking Project, a volunteer organisation that collects testing information.

California, Arizona, Texas and Florida all posted record new cases this week - Florida reported more than 10,000 additional coronavirus cases Thursday while Texas had about 8,000.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra tally neared 2 lakh-mark as the state recorded 6,364 new coronavirus disease cases in the last 24 hours in a record-high. In Nevada, it has tripled.

The show will feature a military flyover and the first fireworks in more than a decade at the mountain in the Black Hills region of South Dakota which is carved with the visages of four American presidents. Beaches up and down California and Florida have been closed.

The UAE reported 400 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, along with 504 recoveries and one death.

It is the 25th day that Florida has set a record high.

Mr Abbott's orders came after the situation in Houston, America's fourth-largest city, sharply declined in the past two weeks.

Meanwhile, the government reported that U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1 per cent in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs.

Several northeastern states have seen new infections slow down significantly, including New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey.

However, President Donald Trump says the USA has control of COVID-19.

The United States has now recorded almost 129,000 deaths from the outbreak, almost a quarter of the known global total.

Global confirmed cases reached 10.6 million on Thursday, according to the Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker, with more than 515,000 deaths.

Other countries around the world are reporting an increase in virus cases.

The daily USA tally of cases stood at 55,274 late on Thursday, topping the previous single-day record of 54,771 set by Brazil on June 19.

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