Highest Single Day of Coronavirus Cases Breaks Record

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Highest Single Day of Coronavirus Cases Breaks Record

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/24/us-hits-highest-single-day-of-coronavirus-cases-at-36358-breaking-april-record.html

The U.S. broke its record for the highest coronavirus cases recorded in a single day. Cases topped the previous highest day count from April 26 — the first peak of the pandemic in the U.S., while The World Health Organization saw its single-day record on Sunday with more 183,000 cases worldwide.

Health experts said the recent resurgence in Southern and Western states can be traced back to Memorial Day, when municipalities started loosening lockdowns and reopening businesses.

The Northeast has seen significant decreases in cases while authorities have maintained policies around social distancing and face masks. Governors in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut asked visitors who travel from U.S. hotspots to quarantine for two weeks before interacting with local residents.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, praised California’s response to the pandemic and compared the battle against the coronavirus to a social justice crusade. “Californians have risen to the occasion on social issues so well in the past, you’ve been the leaders in the country on those things,” Fauci told the Sacramento Press Club on Wednesday. Despite the praise from Fauci, California also saw its biggest single day coronavirus tally on Wednesday. An additional 7,149 reported cases brought the state’s total of confirmed cases to 190,222.

Gov. Gavin Newsom told Californians on Wednesday to continue using face coverings to help halt the spread of the virus. “You’re not invincible from COVID-19,” Newsom said. “Quite the contrary, this is a disease that easily spreads, very easily spreads.”

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