Third record daily coronavirus cases in a ROW as US infections pass 40,000 for the first time and six states set highs

THE US hit record daily COVID-19 infections for the third day in a row as cases top 40,000 and the virus surged in six states.

The news emerged on Friday, after an explosion of coronavirus cases marked the highest one-day count since the snowballing crisis began.

America reported at least 40,870 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday – the largest single-day surge, according to tracking data.

This ups the total number of positive cases here to 2.475 million as 13 states set individual records for daily cases this week.

Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Idaho, Washington and Utah have all experienced record highs, reported the Washington Post.

Six of these states – Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Idaho and Utah – set new single-day highs, with the Sunshine State at the top of the list.

There were 8,942 cases in Florida by Friday, marking a 60 percent leap from its Wednesday tally in a record-setting surge.

Alabama, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming also reported case increases this week as the virus continues to pummel the country.

News of the crippling spread came after a month of George Floyd protests and two Donald Trump rallies in Tulsa and Phoenix within the past week.

Source: The Sun