Daily Mail: US breaks daily COVID-19 case record for SECOND day in a row: More than 53,000 test positive in 24 hours with eight states reporting new highs – as crowds pack Florida beaches and organizers prep for Mt. Rushmore fireworks with no social distancing
* The US has seen a record 53,000 new COVID-19 cases within 24 hours on Thursday, smashing a record from the day prior
* As of Thursday evening the US’ total number of COVID-19 infections stood at 2,739,092 and the number of deaths at 128,742
* Eight states reported single-day case records on Thursday: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Montana, South Carolina and Tennessee
* On Thursday hordes of people were seen packed on beaches in Miami and crowds gathered at Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota ahead of July 4th festivities
The US has broken a one-day record for new coronavirus cases with more than 53,000 infections in 24 hours on Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
The staggering increase set a new daily case record for the second day in a row after the nation observed over 52,000 new cases on Wednesday.
According to the tracker, there were 53,069 new cases and 649 deaths over the 24 hours to Thursday evening.
As of Thursday evening the US’ total number of COVID-19 infections stood at 2,739,092 and the number of deaths at 128,742.
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