With 52,000 new coronavirus cases, US records highest single day spike
New York : For the first time, the United States registered more than 50,000 coronavirus cases in single day; this comes on a day when the World Health Organization issued a warning that the pandemic is accelerating across the world.
Restaurants, bars and beaches in the world's worst-hit nation closed from California to Florida, as states reeling from yet another surge in the deadly virus braced for Independence Day festivities.
In last one week, the global infection has shown its worst graph as WHO noted 160,000 new cases in a single day.
The grim milestone came as the European Union left the United States, Brazil and Russia off its final list of nations safe enough to allow residents to enter its borders.
With more than 52,000 new COVID-19 cases in the United States alone in the past 24 hours, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, several US states imposed 14-day quarantines on visitors in the buildup to the long weekend's July 4 celebrations.
Meanwhile, California has suspended indoor dining services at the restaurants in Los Angeles and other counties. New York has also suspended plans allowing seating of customers at the eateries.
President Donald Trump reiterated his belief that the contagion will "at some point... sort of just disappear, I hope."