The United States on Thursday reported the largest single-day jump in Covid-19 cases, posting more than 55,000 new infections, a new daily global record for the coronavirus pandemic.
The daily U.S. tally was at 55,274 late Thursday, beating the previous single-day record of 54,771 in Brazil on June 19.
According to Reuters analysis, new infections were rising in 37 out of 50 U.S. states in the past 14 days compared with the two weeks prior, resulting the United States has now recorded at least 128,000 deaths, nearly a quarter of the known global total.
Previously, it took about 2 months for the US to record the first 50,000 coronavirus cases, while currently there have been more than 2,739,000 confirmed cases in the country.
The spike of Covid-19 cases over the past week has pressured President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis under the microscope and led several governors to halt plans to reopen their states after strict lockdowns, said Reuters report.
Several governors are set to halt or roll back on plans to reopen their states after months of strict lockdowns, closing beaches and canceling fireworks displays over the upcoming Independence Day weekend.
California Governor Gavin Newsom said at a daily briefing on pandemic that the U.S. is still in the first wave of coronavirus outbreak, which requires some level of personal responsibility.