Peter Wells of New York
The coronavirus jumped to the largest one-day death in the United States in a week on Wednesday, while the number of cases rose to more than 50,000 for the first time in four days.
The death toll rose to 919 from 1414 yesterday, according to the Covid Tracking Project, the largest one-day increase since 1,061 on Wednesday last week.
Florida (139), Texas (119) and California (51) have the highest number of ODI deaths.
The death toll from the outbreak of Texas has risen to 1,16,230, two more than California, making it the second-largest coronavirus state in the United States. Only New York has more.
There have been a total of 50,60,602 cases in the last 24 hours in the state, up from 36,6611 on Tuesday and 44,424 a week ago.
The high numbers are significant as more than a thousand new infections have been reported in a record number of states.
Texas (3,7766), California (2,76464) and Illinois (2,630) have the highest daily growth in new cases. Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and Wisconsin were the other states that reported more than 2,000 cases per report.
According to the Financial Times’ analysis of data from the Covid Tracking Project, a record 21 states have more than a thousand cases per day.
Kentucky (2,993), South Dakota (1,030) and Montana (16,116) were the states that had record jumps.
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