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U.S. records more than 66,000 new coronavirus cases in record spike

Posted On: Jul 11, 2020   |   Posted By: Politico

U.S. records more than 66,000 new coronavirus cases in record spike

The United States recorded its highest one-day spike in new coronavirus cases since the pandemic began as hospitals in some hotspots approach capacity.
The U.S. single-day record of more than 66,000 new coronavirus cases on Friday broke the previous record, set Thursday, by about 3,000 cases, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker. The latest confirmed infections add to the nearly 3.2 million cases recorded nationwide since January.
California, Texas and Florida all saw record daily coronavirus spikes in the last week and have emerged as the country's largest coronavirus hotspots. Those states, along with Arizona, also saw record numbers of coronavirus deaths this week.
Nearly 135,000 people have died in the U.S. since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins data .
The surge in coronavirus cases is straining hospitals in Florida, Texas and Arizona, where ICU beds in some areas are reaching capacity. In Houston, the Texas Tribune reported some hospitals are turning away emergency responders as...

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