The US reported at least 60,565 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, a new record increase and the second day in a row infection have risen by at least 60,000.
For the third day in a row, US coronavirus deaths climbed by more than 800, the highest levels are seen since early June, according to the tally.
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Florida reported a record increase of 120 deaths and California had 136 new fatalities, not far from a record of 149 sets the previous day, according to the tally.
With California, Florida, and Texas recently breaking records, hopes are fading for an economic revival. And US stocks closed down about one percent as investors worry another coronavirus lockdown will cripple businesses.
Even outside the nation’s three most populous states, cases are rising. Alabama, Montana, and Wisconsin recorded their biggest one-day rise in cases ever on Thursday.
Infections are increasing in 41 out of 50 states, according to a Reuters analysis of cases for the past two weeks compared with the prior two weeks.
The previous record was on Wednesday when US coronavirus cases rose by 60,541 in a single day.