U.S. coronavirus infections break record, hit nearly 46K in single day


U.S. coronavirus infections break record, hit nearly 46K in single day

The U.S. set a new, grim record in the number of new coronavirus cases in a single day, adding nearly 46,000 on Friday.

The 45,942 single-day increase was driven by more than 8,000 new cases in Florida and thousands more in Texas, Arizona and California, according to an NBC News tally.

The national, one-day increase surpasses a record set Wednesday, when 45,557 new cases were reported.

Among all states, Arizona has seen the highest per-capita rate of coronavirus cases in the last two weeks, logging more than 400 per 100,000 residents. Arizona has 7 million residents, and its 30,000-plus new cases in that time period only falls short of the increases in California, Texas and Florida.

Coronavirus cases are up in over 20 states and territories around the country.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.




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