Article image United States hits record high of 40000 daily coronavirus cases

Grant Boone
June 26, 2020

The number of positive tests reached a record high the same day to almost 6,000 cases, a record. Arizona now has more cases than in NY or New Jersey. Elsewhere around the world, China moved closer to containing a fresh outbreak in Beijing. The last time Washington reported cases on this scale was on April 24, with 36,291 cases in a day.

And Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey pleaded with citizens to stay home if at all possible, but he again refused to impose statewide restrictions.

The US has tested more than 25 million people, and is now doing so at a rate of 400,000 per day.

He pushed back against reporters' questions about his position on the use of masks and his attendance at President Donald Trump's campaign event held indoors this week at a Phoenix church.

More people over the age of 84 (1,206 people) have died from the coronavirus than those who are under the age of 65 (510 people). The day's tally of over 4,700 hospitalizations was also a record. Newly reported cases per day have risen on average about 60 percent over the past two weeks, according to an Associated Press analysis. The true numbers are probably much higher because of limited testing and other factors. The increasing numbers led Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards this week to suspend further easing of restrictions. These states could eventually be surpassed in total reported cases sooner rather than later, as cases continue to spike in states in the South and Southwest.

The head of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said the US has only counted about 10% of coronavirus infections.

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At this week's Korn Ferry Tour event, the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank, testing has been 100% negative. He also stressed there would be "serious repercussions" for anyone who did not adhere to the policies.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the United Kingdom (43,314), Italy (34,644), France (29,755), Spain (28,330), Mexico (25,060), India (14,894) and Iran (10,130). Indian Railways delayed the resumption of regular train services by more than a month, until August 12.

The United States has been the worst affected country by the coronavirus with some 2.5 million infections and 125,000 deaths.

President Joko Widodo said his administration wants Indonesia's economy back on track but safe from the virus, and started the country's reopening earlier this month. Cuomo criticized others who "played politics", opened their economies too early, and "now are causing this nation great havoc".

As of 11 a.m., Friday, the Florida Department of Health has reported 122,960 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, an increase of 8,942 from Thursday's update.

Numerous states that have seen a spike in cases were among the first to resume economic activities.

There were also concerns surrounding jubilant Liverpool fans gathering outside the soccer club's stadium to celebrate the team's first league title in 30 years.

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