The New York Times reports:
More than 47,000 coronavirus cases were announced across the United States on Tuesday, the most of any day of the pandemic. Officials in eight states — Alaska, Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas — also announced single-day highs.
Tuesday was the fourth time in a week that the United States posted a new single-day case record. The number of new cases in the United States has shot up by 80 percent in the past two weeks, according to a New York Times database.
More than 4,600 new cases of the virus were announced in Arizona, by far its most in a single day, as Vice President Mike Pence planned to travel there on Wednesday. More than 7,800 new cases were announced across California and more than 6,800 in Texas.
Tuesday's grim coronavirus report:
Fauci: Daily infections could reach 100,000. Entire nation is "at risk.
Powell: Economy is on "extraordinarily uncertain" footing.@nytimes database: Cases up 80% in the past two weeks.
— Sheryl Gay Stolberg (@SherylNYT) July 1, 2020