U.S. Coronavirus Cases Climb To Highest Level Since April

"Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered all Californians to wear face coverings while in public or high-risk settings, including when shopping, taking public transit or seeking medical care, following growing concerns that an increase in coronavirus cases has been caused by residents failing to voluntarily take that precaution." (Los Angeles Times)Screengrab / Los Angeles Times / YouTube


The U.S. reported 34,700 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

According to The Hill, the daily number of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. is the highest the country has seen since April, with several states experiencing a surge in new cases.

  • Data from Johns Hopkins University showed 34,700 new COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday.
  • The university’s tracker “shows only two other days in which more new cases of the virus were recorded: April 9 and 24,” The Hill reported.
  • States that began reopening earlier experienced their worst days on Tuesday, including Arizona, Florida, Texas and California.

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and an integral part of the White House's coronavirus task force, told a congressional panel on Tuesday that the next few weeks are paramount to tamping down the surge.

“Plan A, don’t go in a crowd. Plan B, if you do, make sure you wear a mask,” Fauci said.

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