US Again Breaks Single-Day Record With 60K+ Cases

The Wall Street Journal reports:

The U.S. reported over 60,000 new coronavirus cases, a single-day record, with infections continuing to rise rapidly in states such as Florida and Texas, while others expanded quarantine requirements on inbound travel and New York City stepped up testing.

The total number of cases in the U.S. neared three million Wednesday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Daily case numbers fell below 50,000 for several days before Tuesday, but public-health experts cautioned that fewer tests take place on weekends and that infections that are detected might not be reported until the following week.

The U.S. death toll stands at more than 131,000, according to Johns Hopkins. As U.S. cases continued to rise, the Trump administration followed through on threats to withdraw from the World Health Organization.