The US leads the world in coronavirus cases with 3.6 million infections and nearly 75,000 new cases in one day: CDC

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  • On Saturday, the CDC reported a total of 3,630,587 coronavirus cases in the US.
  • The new number is nearly 75,000 more than the tally from the previous day.
  • The US currently leads the world in new infections, followed by India.
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The US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) reported 74,710 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, according to Reuters. Saturday’s tally leads to a total count of over 3.6 million cases, with 138,782 recorded deaths.

The US currently leads the world in new coronavirus cases, followed by India, which recorded 34,884 new cases on that same day.

On July 16, the US broke set a new record for the highest number of new cases in a single day, with more than 75,600. Several states are setting record breaking numbers as southern and western states see surges in infections and strains on hospitals.

The country’s top epidemiologist Dr. Anthony Fauci said last Friday, “Several of the states, if you look at them, some have maybe gone a little bit too quickly from one phase to another.” The White House adviser told PBS NewsHour that “we have a problem,” and people “have got to do the things that are very clear that we need to do to turn this around.”

Fauci held up New York City as an example of how to get past the peak of infections. “We know that, when you do it properly, you bring down those cases. We have done it. We have done it in New York. New York got hit worse than any place in the world. And they did it correctly by doing the things that you’re talking about,” Fauci said. New York City is set to enter Phase 4 of reopening on Monday, July 20.

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