U.S. Sets Single-Day Record for New Coronavirus Cases

By Anna Breuer on 25 June 2020
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Health officials in the United States recorded 36,880 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, breaking the past record, set in late April, of 36,739.

After weeks of decline, case numbers have been rising in over 20 states.

The resurgence is concentrated largely in multiple states in the South and West. Daily records were set in the country’s three most populous states, namely California, Florida, and Texas, as well as in Oklahoma and South Carolina.

Nationwide, cases are up 30% compared to at the start of June, while more than half of U.S. states have seen coronavirus caseloads increase over the past week, according to figures compiled by Worldometer, compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.

As the numbers elsewhere rose dramatically, New York, which was the first epicenter of the coronavirus in the United States and which has seen the highest number of patients and the highest death toll, along with neighboring states New Jersey and Connecticut, announced a 14-day quarantine for visitors to the region from states with high rates of transmission of the coronavirus, such as Florida and Texas, to quarantine themselves for 14 days if they visit the region.

New York, which has largely controlled its coronavirus outbreak, just entered Phase 3 of its reopening and will impose large fines to anyone caught out of compliance with the quarantine law.

As of Thursday morning, 2.64 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 124,000 have died from it.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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