It was the fifth consecutive day with greater than 60,000 infections recorded, based on the Baltimore-based college. There have been additionally 1,051 deaths in the 24-hour interval.
The US has now tallied greater than 4.6 million cases and 154,319 deaths, making it the hardest-hit nation in the world.
The new numbers got here as Florida braced for the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaias, which is anticipated to strengthen again right into a hurricane because it approached the southeastern a part of the virus-ravaged state.
Among US states, solely California, with virtually double Florida’s inhabitants of about 21 million folks, has registered extra coronavirus cases.
On Saturday, Florida reported one other 179 deaths, setting a brand new state document and pushing its virus demise toll to six,843.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stated it is higher to “just hunker down rather than sending people to the road” — with shelters normally crowded and so