U.S. Shatters Its Record of New Coronavirus Infections as India’s Caseload Hits a Million

U.S. Shatters Its Record of New Coronavirus Infections as India’s Caseload Hits a Million

  • The United States reported more than 75,600 new cases on Thursday, a single-day record.
  • India ranks third in the world in both total cases and new ones, and its rate of new infections is on track to overtake Brazil’s.

The U.S. shatters its single-day record for new cases, with more than 75,600.

As clashes over face-covering mandates and school reopening plans intensified throughout the United States, the country shattered its single-day record for new cases on Thursday — more than 75,600, according to a New York Times database.

This was the 11th time in the past month that the record had been broken. The number has more than doubled since June 24, when the country registered 37,014 cases after a lull in the outbreak had kept the previous record, 36,738, standing for two months. As of Wednesday, the country’s seven-day average case number exceeded 63,000, up from about 22,200 a month before.