COVID-19: US detects over 60,000 cases for the fifth consecutive day

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

02nd Aug, 2020. 10:11 am

The United States (US) detected over 60,000 COVID-19 cases for the fifth consecutive day as the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the pandemic would be lengthy.

The US counted 61,262 new coronavirus cases in the 24 hours, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

There were also 1,051 deaths in past 24 hours.

The US has now tallied more than 4.6 million cases and 154,319 deaths, making it the hardest-hit country in the world.

The new numbers came as Florida braced for the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaias, which is expected to strengthen back into a hurricane as it approached the southeastern part of the virus-ravaged state.

Among US states, only California has registered more coronavirus cases.

On Saturday, Florida reported another 179 deaths, setting a new state record and pushing its virus death toll to 6,843.

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