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For first time, U.S. records more than 70,000 new coronavirus cases in single day – NBC News

The United States experienced its highest daily total for coronavirus cases, surpassing 70,000 for the first time.

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The United States saw another record day for new coronavirus cases, surpassing 70,000 for the first time, according to an NBC News tally Friday.
The record high came follows multiple case peaks since June, including 45,557 single-day diagnoses reported June 24, a 45,942 one-day increase June 27 and more than 46,500 new cases recorded Tuesday.
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Sunbelt states experiencing surges including California, Florida, Texas and Georgia contributed to the record tally. California reported 7,798 new cases Friday, and state officials said they’re considering releasing about 8,000 inmates from a prison system battered by the virus.
In South Florida, NBC Miami reported hat seven area hospitals have no intensive care beds available as a result of being inundated with virus patients.
Texas reported 95 coronavirus-related deaths Friday as Gov. Greg Abbott warned that the state would revert to a “lockdown” if the numbers don’t improve and mask-wearing doesn’t become more widespread.
In Houston, the region’s 12 busiest hospitals are increasingly turning down new emergency room patients and have been using the space for coronavirus intensive care.
In Georgia, officials recorded 4,484 cases Friday. NBC affiliate WXIA reported it was a single-day case record.
The three U.S. counties with the highest number of daily cases Friday are Los Angeles, Chicago’s Cook, the Phoenix area’s Maricopa, respectively, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
Last week U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, warned in a memo to the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus that personal protective equipment supplies were getting low.

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Deaths during the coronavirus surge in New York City recall the peak of the 1918 flu pandemic – CNN

A new study finds that deaths in New York City in the early part of the Covid-19 pandemic were comparable to deaths in the city at the peak of what’s considered the deadliest pandemic to date — the flu pandemic of 1918.

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(CNN)A new study finds that deaths in New York City in the early part of the Covid-19 pandemic were comparable to deaths in the city at the peak of what’s considered the deadliest pandemic to date — the flu pandemic of 1918.
The relative increase in deaths during the early period of the Covid-19 pandemic was actually substantially greater than during the peak of the 1918 pandemic, according to the study published Thursday in JAMA Network Open.
“The big takeaway is that when we compare what ha…

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California coronavirus case count tops 600,000 | TheHill – The Hill

California’s coronavirus case count topped 600,000 on Thursday, t…

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Californias coronavirus case count topped 600,000 on Thursday, the first state to reach the grim milestone, according to data collected by The New York Times. 
The Golden State also has the third highest death toll in the U.S. with 10,800 COVID-19 fatalities, behind New York and New Jersey, which were hit hard by the disease early in on in the pandemic. 
California is among the states that experienced surges in cases in July, along with Texas, Florida and Arizona. 
As the most populous state …

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Tokyo has a drive-in haunted house. And it’s terrifying – CNN

A Japanese company has created an experience that follows social distancing guidelines yet remains absolutely terrifying — a drive-in haunted house.

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Tokyo (CNN) We can all agree that screaming is a pivotal part of a great haunted house experience.
But at a time when exhalation is discouraged because of the Covid-19 pandemic, a Japanese company has created an attraction that follows social distancing guidelines yet remains absolutely terrifying — a drive-in haunted house.
Kowagarasetai, a Japanese haunted house and horror event production company, claims the concept is the first of its kind.
“With the virus, I knew there would be no way…

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