“The country recorded its sixth single-day record in 10 days.”
“States that were among the earliest to reopen have driven the surge in cases in the U.S.
Officials across the United States reported more than 59,880 cases on Thursday, setting a single-day record for the sixth time in 10 days, according to a New York Times database.
The surge has been driven largely by states in the South and the West that were among the first to ease restrictions established during the virus’s initial wave in the spring.
At least six states set single-day case records on Thursday: Alabama, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Oregon and Texas. And at least two states recorded their highest death totals for a single day: Florida, with 120, and Tennessee, with 22.”