After 45,242 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the United States, the highest one-day increase in infections was recorded on Friday, bringing the total number of Americans to at least 2.48 million.
The new record of cases surge as several states backtracked on efforts to ease restrictions on businesses at the center of a new surge in infections.
Governor Greg Abbott has ordered bars to close in Texas by midday and the restaurant needs to limit indoor seating to 50 percent. Florida government authorities have asked bars to quickly quit serving liquor on their premises.
Abbott’s announcement shocked Texas bar owners, who said a Republican governor had not given them notice in his second term. Mark Martinez, the owner of a Lubbock beer garden, learned about it when friends wrote him the news around eight o’clock in the morning.
Florida issued its new rules on June 24 after recording a staggering 8,942 new cases of COVID-19, setting a 5,511-day state record.
Gavin Newsom California Governor mentioned that Imperial County, southeast of Los Angeles, has highly affected by the virus that he was recommending that it be strictly ordered at home.
It has been witnessing some of the biggest spikes in new cases since then, with 5,996 reported on Thursday. The state has also admitted a record number of hospitals in the last two weeks.
COVID-19 is the leading cause of death from the highly contagious disease in the world, with approximately 125,000 Americans.