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‘This was avoidable’: U.S. coronavirus cases hit new single-day record of 70,000

The surge in coronavirus cases has reached a new record.

On Thursday, the U.S. recorded greater than 70,000 new cases of COVID-19, up from 20,000 a day in June, in response to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, the COVID Tracking Project, and different impartial calculations from the Washington Post and Reuters.

COVID-19, the illness attributable to the virus SARS-CoV-2, had contaminated at the very least 13.eight million individuals globally and three,576,221 within the U.S. as of Friday morning. It had killed 589,978 individuals worldwide and 138,358 within the U.S., in response to Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

The scenario appears to be like notably bleak within the south and southwest of the nation. Texas reported greater than 10,000 new cases for the third consecutive day, and 129 deaths, whereas Florida reported practically 14,000 new cases and 156 deaths from the virus, the Associated Press reported.

In an interview with Facebook
CEO Mark Zuckerberg Thursday, Dr. Anthony Fauci stated it was time to regroup. “This was avoidable,” he stated, including, “The citizenry of the state or the city had the impression you went either from lockdown to [throwing] caution to the wind.”

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for 3 many years appeared to take purpose on the response to the coronavirus pandemic by the Trump administration — which has referred to as for colleges to reopen — and state lawmakers — who’ve enacted a patchwork of insurance policies.

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