The United States Sets New Record
The US marked a record number of coronavirus cases on Friday for the third consecutive day,
notching 77,638 new infections in 24 hours, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins Hospital
The country also recorded 927 deaths in that period, according to a count at 8:30 pm (00:30 GMT, Saturday).
The figures bring the US’s death toll to 139,128 and its caseload to 3.64 million confirmed cases.
Experts believe the United States never emerged from its first wave of infections,
and cases have been surging again in recent weeks, particularly across the south and west in states that pushed to lift lockdown restrictions early.
In California, Los Angeles County reported 4,592 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, a single-day record.