US coronavirus cases shatter records for seventh time this month

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Cars line up at a drive-through coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing site at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 16, 2020.

Washington, United States - More than half of all states - 30 out of 50 - have reported record one-day increases in cases in July.



By Reuters

Published: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 5:24 AM

Last updated: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 7:31 AM

The United States reported at least 75,000 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, a record daily increase for the seventh time this month, according to a Reuters tally.
More than half of all states - 30 out of 50 - have reported record one-day increases in cases this month. Infections are rising in almost all states, based on a Reuters analysis of cases the past two weeks compared with the prior two weeks.
If Florida were a country, it would rank fourth in the world for the most new cases in a day behind the United States, Brazil and India, according to a Reuters analysis.
Americans have become increasingly divided on issues such as the reopening of schools and businesses and wearing face masks in public. There is near-universal consensus among health experts that wearing masks is one of the most effective ways to stop transmission of the virus, which has killed more than 134,000 Americans.
The current tally of 75,255 cases surpasses the previous record was set on Friday when cases rose by 69,070. In June, cases rose by an average of 28,000 a day, according to a Reuters tally. In July, they have risen by an average of 57,625 a day.


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