Coronavirus Updates: US reports some 60,000 new cases after record-breaking surge

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Coronavirus Updates: Biden coronavirus advisor says US lockdown could control pandemic
Coronavirus Updates: Biden coronavirus advisor says US lockdown could control pandemic

There were 60,789 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Sunday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The latest daily tally is nearly 23,000 less than the previous day and falls under the national record of 83,757 new cases set on Friday.

An additional 914 fatalities from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide Sunday, down by from a peak of 2,666 new deaths in mid-April.

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A total of 8,636,168 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 225,230 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.

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By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 80,000 for the first time on Oct. 23.

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The daily tally of new cases has gradually come down since then but has started to climb again in recent weeks. Over the weekend, the country reported more than 83,000 new cases two days in a row.

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