The US on Wednesday recorded 50,000 new daily coronavirus infections, according to a tally by The Washington Post.
According to The Post, the US recorded 52,770 cases on Wednesday, the first time it has surpassed 50,000 new daily cases. Texas, Arizona, California, North Carolina, and Georgia all reported record numbers of new infections, contributing to the national swell. Several states are reporting spikes in the numbers of hospitalizations and positive coronavirus tests as the country begins to lift lockdown measures, according to The Post.
According to Johns Hopkins University data, the US reported 46,853 new daily cases on Wednesday — less than the number reported by The Post but still a record high.