Florida deaths surpass 6000 with single-day record

People wait at a coronavirus testing site in Miami

Florida deaths surpass 6000 with single-day record

The total number of cases in Palm Beach County has now reached 32,696, and 1,230 cases have been reported in Monroe County.

California, Florida and North Carolina recorded single-day highs for COVID-19 deaths, accounting for 30% of all deaths in the us on Wednesday.

Florida also reported almost 9,500 new cases on Wednesday - the last day that state-run testing sites will be open until at least next week.

The United States crossed a grim milestone Wednesday, with more than 150,000 lives now lost as a result of the coronavirus.

Commercial pilot Rob Koreman of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, said he was stunned by the climbing numbers.

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Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony said in a virtual news conference on Wednesday that his office has issued more than 260 citations over the past two weeks over large gatherings and "roving auto clubs" involving young people.

The surge of infections adopted a hurry to reopen for business enterprise in several states, with out accompanying mandates or even formal recommendations to put on encounter masks and follow social distancing.

The U.S. case fatality rate, which tallies deaths per 100 confirmed cases, stands at 3.4%, according to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard. That's over a fifth of the global COVID-19 deaths.

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday said 197 people in the state died from COVID-19 on Tuesday, the state's highest in a single day.

The increase of 10,000 deaths in 11 days is the fastest in the United States since early June. The pandemic has killed at least 660 787 deaths in the world since the end of December, according to a report drawn up by the Agence France-Presse from official sources Wednesday.

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Buddy's owner, Robert Mahoney, told the news outlet that he learned of his own positive test on Easter.

"Coronavirus is more easily transmitted indoors".

The Trump administration has threatened to withhold funding from schools that do not allow all of their students to return to physical classrooms - although the move has been condemned by Democrats.

Texas leads the nation with almost 4,000 deaths so far this month, followed by Florida with 2,690 and California, the most populous state, with 2,500.

The sites, which are usually set up in parking lots and large outdoor areas, are often furnished with free-standing structures such as tents, tables and cones, which could become projectiles in tropical storm winds, Mahon said. "If 95% of Americans wore masks each time they left their homes, infection rates would drop, hospitalizations would drop, and forecast deaths would drop", the IHME said.

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