The United States of America has witnessed another record jump in new coronavirus cases as at least 33 states in the country have been reporting upward trend in new infections. As per the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), at least 63,247 new cases were reported across the country on July 9 alone, surpassing the previous high number of 60,021 cases logged two days ago on July 7.
In the USA, there are now at least 3,181,846 cases of infections in the US and more than 134,059 fatalities from the virus, according to JHU’s tally.
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The record daily jump in new cases come amid the appeal to Millennials and Gen X from CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield to Social distance, wear a mask and avoid bars to help mitigate the spread of the virus. He added, ‘the most important powerful weapon we have, please social distance. Please wear a mask in public. Please wash your hands. And please, basically, let’s not be going to bars right now. It’s just not the time for us to do that.’
To note, officials in states across the South warned in June that more young people were testing positive for coronavirus.
Globally the Covid-19, the official name of the novel coronavirus, has infected more than 12.5 million people with at least 560k deaths. Source : CNN