The country recorded 53,483 new cases on Friday as several states set new records
The United States reported more than 53,000 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, while several states set new records, according to a Reuters tally.
Friday was the third straight day that the country reported a spike in the daily tally of new cases by around 50,000.
The daily tally stood at 53,483 on late Friday, following Thursday’s record tally of 55,405, and Wednesday’s nearly 50,000.
A surge in coronavirus cases has put President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis under the microscope and jeopardized reopening the economy, with some states closing high-risk businesses.
Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee all set single-day records for new cases on Friday, according to a Reuters tally.