US reports biggest jump in deaths in a week
The United States reported its biggest one-day jump in coronavirus deaths in a week, with several hard-hit sunbelt states revealing near-record daily increases in fatalities.
According to data from Covid Tracking Project, up from 1,176 on Tuesday 4/8/20, a further 1,401 people in the US died from the disease.
Texas (236), Florida (225) and California (202) reported the largest one-day jumps among states. Georgia (142) had a record jump.
The daily death toll in the US has exceeded 1,000 a day 13 times in the past 16 days, resembling patterns previously seen in May. A further 51,825 people in the US tested positive for Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, up from 51,568 on Tuesday.
Over the past week, the US has averaged 57,019 cases a day, the lowest rate since July 11, according to Financial Times analysis of Covid Tracking Project data.
Texas (8,706), Florida (5,409) and California (5,295) reported the largest one-day jumps in new cases among states.
Florida’s total number of cases since the pandemic began topped 500,000, a tally second only to California, while a jump of 3,765 in Georgia made it the fifth US state to have confirmed more than 200,000 infections.
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