Washington: The United States on Saturday recorded 68,212 new coronavirus cases in the previous 24 hours, Johns Hopkins University reported in its real-time tally.
The Baltimore-based University said at 8:30 pm (Sunday 0030) that this brings the total number of cases in the world’s worst-hit countries to 4,174,437.
There are still 1067 deaths reported, and the total death toll in the country is 146,391.
After a drop in the rate of infections in late spring, the US has seen a coronavirus surge, particularly in southern and western states like California, Texas, Alabama and Florida.
In the past 12 days, the number of new cases reported every day has exceeded 60,000.
Scientists agree that as infections surge for three to four weeks, the mortality rate will rise.
The daily death toll in the past four days has exceeded 1,000.