US Counts 61,262 COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours: Johns Hopkins
Sumaira FH 9 days ago Sun 02nd August 2020 | 09:30 AM
Washington, Aug 2 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Aug, 2020 ) :The United States counted 61,262 new coronavirus cases in the 24 hours leading up to 8:30 pm Saturday (0030 GMT Sunday), according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
It was the fifth consecutive day with more than 60,000 infections recorded, according to the Baltimore-based university. There were also 1,051 deaths in the 24-hour period.
The new numbers came as Florida braced for the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaias, which is expected to strengthen back into a hurricane as it approached the southeastern part of the virus-ravaged state.
On Saturday, Florida reported another 179 deaths, setting a new state record and pushing its virus death toll to 6,843.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said it's better to "just hunker down rather than sending people to the road" -- with shelters usually crowded and social distancing difficult -- unless the situation became more threatening.