The United States reported a record increase in coronavirus cases for a fourth consecutive day with at least 131,420 new infections, bringing the country’s total caseload to about 9.91 million, according to a Reuters tally.
Seven U.S. states reported record one-day increases in Covid-19 cases so far in September even as the average daily number of new infections is falling nationally.
The number of new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the United States fell 15 percent last week from the previous seven days, and deaths fell for a fourth week in a row, according to a Reuters analysis.
Americans sunbathed on beaches, fished from boats and strolled on boardwalks this holiday weekend, but the occasional person wearing a mask was a constant reminder that the world is still battling the coronavirus pandemic.
Another wave of states prepared to ease coronavirus restrictions on U.S. commerce this week, despite health experts warning there is still too little diagnostic testing, while the White House forecast a staggering jump in the nation’s monthly jobless rate.