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New coronavirus deaths in the United States surpass 1,000 for the first time since May
Peter Wells à New York

The United States has reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus deaths for the first time since May, while the number of new cases has risen above 60,000.
According to data from the Covid Tracking Project, a further 1,029 people have died of the disease in the past 24 hours, up from 362 on Monday.
This is the biggest increase in deaths since May 29 if we exclude a one-time revision of nearly 1,900 in New Jersey’s death toll on June 25, according to Financial Times analysis of Covid data Tracking Project. Florida (136), Arizona (134) and Texas (131) reported the biggest single-day jumps in terms of fatalities.
Florida reported its second-largest single-day increase in coronavirus death on Tuesday, but the number of new cases fell below 10,000 for the first time in a week.
Florida teachers are resisting going back to school over fears of the virus spreading, and some staged protests on Tuesday, pictured.

Meanwhile, California has become the second US state – after New York – to have confirmed 400,000 cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic after first crossing the milestone.
Nevada (28) and Arkansas (17) posted record increases. In the United States, an additional 62,749 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the last day, according to Covid Tracking Project, compared to nearly 57,000 yesterday. Florida (9,440), Texas (9,305) and California (9,231) recorded the largest increases. California’s increase was enough to push the state’s total above 400,000.
The state is expected to overtake New York as the US state with the most confirmed coronavirus cases as of Wednesday. Wisconsin (1,161) and Missouri (1,138) were the only states to report a record increase in cases, according to the Financial Times analysis of data from the Covid Tracking Project.


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