The US counted 61,262 new coronavirus instances within the 24 hours main as much as 8:30 pm Saturday (0030 GMT Sunday), in accordance with a tally by Johns Hopkins College.
It was the fifth consecutive day with greater than 60,000 infections recorded, in accordance with the Baltimore-based college. There have been additionally 1,051 deaths within the 24-hour interval.
The US has now tallied greater than 4.6 million instances and 154,319 deaths, making it the hardest-hit nation on the earth.
The brand new numbers got here as Florida braced for the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaias, which is predicted to strengthen again right into a hurricane because it approached the southeastern a part of the virus-ravaged state.
Amongst US states, solely California, with virtually double Florida’s inhabitants of about 21 million folks, has registered extra coronavirus instances.
On Saturday, Florida reported one other 179 deaths, setting a brand new state report and pushing its virus demise rely to six,843.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stated it is higher to “simply hunker down quite than sending folks to the highway” — with shelters normally crowded and social distancing tough — except the scenario turned extra threatening.
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