The US has a new record of 36,358 COVID-19 cases in a day

People outside the hospital in New York, USA. Photo: AFP.
People outside the hospital in New York, USA. Photo: AFP.

The US set a new record for COVID-19 cases within 24 hours, reaching 36,358 new cases on June 24, breaking the record in April.

According to NBC News track data, the number of US daily COVID-19 cases on June 24 was the highest since April 26 – the first peak of the US pandemic, higher than 73 cases. Earlier, on June 21, the World Health Organization announced a record of more than 183,000 COVID-19 cases per day globally.

Medical experts said that after the resurgence of cases in the western and southern states of the United States can be traced back to May 31 when many states began to relax blockade and reopen businesses.

Meanwhile, the northeastern region of the United States has seen a significant decline in new COVID-19 cases as officials continue to maintain policies on social spacing and masks.

Travelers traveling from US hotspots to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will be required to isolate for 2 weeks, states governors announced on June 24.

As many states are struggling to curb the SARS-CoV-2 virus after easing restrictions early, hospitals become overcrowded.

In Florida, where more than 109,000 COVID-19 cases have been recorded, the capacity for adult intensive care units (ICU) is only 21%, according to state data updated on June 24. . Arizona only has 12% of ICU beds available, according to state health agencies announced the day before.

Dr. Anthony Fauci – head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases praised California’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in fact, California also saw the largest number of daily COVID-19 cases on June 24 with 7,149 newly recorded cases, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to the state to 190,222.

On the same day, Governor Gavin Newsom suggested that Californians continue to use masks in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus. “You are not invincible with COVID-19. Quite the contrary, this is a contagious disease, very contagious,” – he said.