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US marks third consecutive day of record coronavirus cases

AFP/Washington, United States
Filed on July 4, 2020
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Two women wearing face masks speak at a table in The Palace restaurant on July 03, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Miami-Dade county has closed beaches from July 3-7 and imposed a curfew from from 10pm to 6am.

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Johns Hopkins University records 57,683 new cases of Covid-19, with 728 more deaths from the disease.

The US notched 57,683 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours Friday, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, the third consecutive day with record numbers of new infections.

The Baltimore-based university's tracker showed the total number of cases since the pandemic reached the US at 2,793,022 as of 8:30 pm (4.30am Saturday, UAE).

The university also recorded a further 728 fatalities, bringing the total US death toll to 129,405.

The new record case count came as infections surge in southern and western states, and as the United States -- the hardest-hit country in the world in the coronavirus pandemic -- heads into the July Fourth holiday weekend.



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