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US hits daily record of coronavirus cases with 38,000 in a single day

Jul 5th 2020, 1:32 am
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The US has recorded its worst day on record for daily coronavirus cases as new infections topped 38,000 in a single day Wednesday, sparking fears that the nation is headed for a second wave of the deadly outbreak. 

A staggering 38,115 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours, according to The COVID Tracking Project, apostasdesportivas.vip marking the highest number of daily cases since the killer virus first touched down on US soil. 

A tally by Johns Hopkins had the daily new positive cases at 34,700.

The total reported by the COVID Tracking Project dwarfs the previous record of more than 36,000 on April 25 when the nation was thought to be at the peak of the pandemic.

More than 120,000 Americans have now been killed by the virus, with the death toll reaching 121,979 and confirmed cases standing at 2,381,538 as of midnight Wednesday, according to the John Hopkins tally.   

States that rushed to ease their lockdowns and return to business as usual are seeing record highs in cases and hospitalizations this week and a new model is warning that the US death toll could top 180,000 by October. 

The three most populous states of California, Texas and Florida each set new records for the number of new daily infections, all topping more than 5,000 cases in the last 24 hours.  

The US has recorded its worst day on record for daily coronavirus cases as new infections top 38,000 in a single day Wednesday, according to The COVID Tracking Project

The US has recorded its worst day on record for daily coronavirus cases as new infections top 38,000 in a single day Wednesday, according to The COVID Tracking Project

The resurgence in cases is threatening to wipe out two months of progress made in the US as a mounting outbreak sweeps across the South and West. 

While infections have been declining steadily in early hot spots such as New York and New Jersey, several states set single-day records this week, including Arizona, California, Mississippi, Nevada, Texas and Oklahoma. 

Seven states of Arizona, Arkansas, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas are also recording their highest number of hospitalizations since the pandemic first started ravaging the nation.