The United States has reached a new daily record number of new COVID-19 cases over the past few days. The one-day total for Wednesday, June 24, 2020, was at 38,000 cases, the highest since the previous high of 36,000 cases in April. However, the influx of cases did not stop there. Thursday, June 25, beat the previous two records with 40,000 new cases and Friday, June 26 beat those previous days with a whopping 44,000 new cases. These new cases add to the current total of 2.4 mil+ confirmed COVID cases and 125,000 deaths in the US, the highest numbers globally to date.
At the start of the pandemic, states such as New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut had the most cases with New York reaching 170,000 cases before April. However, they have been able to control the pandemic and reduced the number of cases to 10,000 per day in mid-April to as little as 700 per day in late June. The outbreak of cases are now taking place in the South and West, approaching states like Florida, California, and Arizona, who had a low number of cases at the start of the pandemic. Southern California is a new pandemic hotspot, reporting 38% of California’s newest cases while making up about a quarter of the state’s population.