US breaks record with 77,000 COVID-19 cases in one day

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 3.63 million on Friday, reaching 3,638,002 as of 0:23 a.m. GMT on Saturday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, the national death toll from the disease rose to 139,128, according to the CSSE.The country broke record with more than 77,000 new cases in the past 24 hours, data showed.

States with major outbreaks, including Arizona, California, Florida and Texas, all saw record high weekly hospitalizations and deaths. Meanwhile, worsening outbreaks in many other states threaten to increase the epidemic’s death toll in the coming weeks

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