The United States on Wednesday reported over 50,000 New daily coronavirus cases for the first time, taking the country’s coronavirus count to approximately 2.6 million, as the World Health Organization delivered a grave warning that the global pandemic is accelerating.
United States reported a whopping 52,789 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the largest single-day total since the start of the pandemic. More than half of new US cases each day come from Arizona, California, Florida and Texas.
California, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina and Georgia all broke their previous single-day records for new coronavirus cases. Arizona reported a record number of coronavirus-related deaths.
The daily increase in new cases could reach 100,000 unless a nationwide push was made to tamp down the fast-spreading virus, Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday.
“We can’t just focus on those areas that are having the surge. It puts the entire country at risk,” Fauci said.
Trump on Wednesday said that he was “all for masks” and would wear one if he were in “in a tight situation with people.” Later in the day, he mocked presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for covering up at campaign events where the “the audience is 25, 30, 40 feet away.”
Brazil is the only other country to report more than 50,000 new cases in one day.
Texas, which again smashed its daily COVID-19 record with over 8,000 new cases, joined Florida and California in closing some beaches for the upcoming holiday weekend.