At 45,300, United States registers record jump in daily cases

US states reimpose virus controls India tops 500,000 cases

"If folks just follow the guidelines, we're going to be in good shape". They joined a small but growing number of states that are either backtracking or putting any further reopening of their economies on hold because of a comeback by the virus, mostly in the country's South and West.

"At this time, it is clear that the rise in cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texans congregating in bars", said Abbott said in a press release.

The Republican governor, who had pursued one of the most aggressive reopening schedules of any state, also scaled back restaurant capacity and said outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people would need approval from local officials. India added 18,552 cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total to 508,953. Total infections are at 509,000, with more than 15,600 deaths.

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a Thursday conference call with reporters noted most of the cases are stemming from younger populations.

The governor urged more youthful groups to be vigilant, stating when they may perhaps not be at chance for critical troubles, they can go the virus on to anyone who is.

Also reporting record rises in cases this week were Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wyoming.

But the country gradually lifted restrictions from April to try to revive its sanctions-hit economy. Pakistan's cricket board announced Saturday it would leave 10 players off its tour of England on Sunday after they tested positive. Mr Newsom has made wearing a face mask mandatory in public.

Britain was expected to scrap a 14-day quarantine requirement for people returning from overseas in a bid to make summer vacation travel possible. Nearly 125,000 Americans have died of COVID-19, the highest known death toll in the world. In Mississippi, officials pointed to fraternity events as one of the drivers behind the state's scenarios.

Top government expert Anthony Fauci warned Friday the United States is facing a "serious problem" from a resurgent coronavirus, as Texas and Florida ordered bars to stop serving alcohol amid a record-breaking spike in their Covid-19 cases.

Florida and Texas were two of the last states to shut down and earliest to reopen.

Underscoring the severity of the situation, the White House coronavirus task force reconvened Friday after a two month absence.

The Florida Department of Health reported 132,545 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday morning, an increase of 9,585 from Friday's update.

In California, which reported a record 7,149 new confirmed cases on Wednesday, Walt Disney said it was delaying reopening of its Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park originally set for 17 July.

While the rise in the USA partly reflects expanded testing, experts say there is ample evidence the scourge is making a comeback, including rising deaths and hospitalizations in parts of the country and higher percentages of virus tests coming back positive.

For many states and counties in the US, the dark days of the coronavirus pandemic in April unfolded on their television screens, not on their doorsteps. Some experts have expressed doubt that deaths will return to that level because of advances in treatment and because many infections are happening in younger adults, who are more likely than older ones to survive.

According to Johns Hopkins, 2.4 million Americans have contracted the virus, and more than 124,000 have died after contracting it.



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