Coronavirus: 593 more Covid-19 cases diagnosed in Norfolk

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The Atlantic

With a population of 21 million, Florida revealed 10,109 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, a new single-day record high.

According to the report, 40 to 50 states of the country are registering a steady increase in confirmed cases.

Florida is among the southern and western states in the United States which has seen a huge surge with more than 169,000 cases. The four states hardest hit by this crippling spike - Arizona, California, Texas and Florida - again reported record numbers of new cases and hospitalizations.

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With the number of daily confirmed coronavirus cases nationwide climbing past 50,000, an alarming 36 states saw an increase in the percentage of tests coming back positive for the virus.

One major U-turn came from the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, a Republic and ally of president Donald Trump.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo also opted to delay plans to resume indoor dining in New York City where many residents are failing to wear masks in public and are not adhering to calls for social distancing. Outside of the Northeast, only Nebraska and South Dakota have had fewer Covid-19 cases.

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But diplomatic sources based in Pyongyang said on the streets, everyone wears masks and practices some form of social distancing. However, Kim also chastised officials for getting complacent as the global health crisis has not yet abated.

Meanwhile, according to a government report, the unemployment rate in the United States has come down to 11.1 percent, due to the creation of 48 lakh jobs. At the same time cases have increased three times in Nevada and five times in Idaho. In California and Florida, the beach will remain closed.

Other countries are also reporting an upswing in cases.

The rising coronavirus cases come amid waring by World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who said that COVID-19 cases were growing at the rate of "160,000 on every single day" worldwide. If this continues, he said Arizona "is soon going to be in considerable trouble".

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The president has put little emphasis on masks despite evidence they can help combat the spread of the deadly virus. I don't think I'm going to be doing it", he said .

"We have now entered a new and treacherous phase in the life cycle of this pandemic", South African President Cyril Ramaphosa warned in a broadcast to the nation, which recorded more than 8,100 new infections, a one-day record, and has the biggest caseload on the continent. In Suffolk, the figure was 1,034.

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