Many U.S. States Hit Record Highs For Positive Covid-19 Cases, As Worldwide Total Exceeds 10 Million

As the confirmed global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million, with the death toll surpassing 500,000 on Sunday, New York State continued to lower its numbers; despite infections surging in multiple other U.S. states. New York state reported just five coronavirus deaths, the lowest seen since March 15. Just 616 of New York’s almost 62,000 tests Saturday resulted in positive diagnoses.

However California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Sunday that he is ordering bars in certain counties to close as cases continue to rise in the state. Los Angeles County is the one with the most confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, with more than 95,000, as of Sunday afternoon.

New confirmed cases are on the rise in 36 states. Florida and Texas are among the worst affected: Florida reported a record 9,585 new cases on Saturday, shattering its mark for most in a day since the pandemic started. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that he would order a pause to the state’s reopening plan. And beaches in Miami-Dade County will be closed July 3 through July 7, County Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced Friday, amid a surge of coronavirus cases in Florida.

Vice President Mike Pence has canceled events in Florida and Arizona as coronavirus cases spike in those states. The events were canceled “out of an abundance of caution” as cases climb in Florida and Arizona. 

Coronavirus updates: 7 states hit record high for new cases of COVID-19