That's all as the USA broke another record, reporting the highest number of new cases in a single day Friday with at least 40,173 new infections. Miami-Dade County alone reported 1,366 new cases, Broward County reported 726 new cases, and Palm Beach County reported 430 new cases.
Workplace infection worries increased after Tyson Foods announced that 371 employees at its chicken processing plant in the southwestern corner of Missouri have tested positive for COVID-19. Statewide, about 7.2 percent of people tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Texas and Florida, which both have Republican governors who resisted prolonged lockdowns, have announced new restrictions on bars. The 45,942 new cases topped the previous record of 45,557, which was set on Wednesday. "Now, seeing in the aftermath of how quickly the coronavirus spread in the bar setting".
Greg Abbott ordered all bars closed, while Florida banned alcohol at such establishments.
In Hidalgo County, Texas, officials Thursday imposed a curfew from 10 p.m.to 6 a.m. for those 17 and under and 11 p.m.to 5 a.m. for those above 18.
Wearing mandatory masks, social distancing in lines and carrying their own pens to sign voting registers, French voters cast ballots in a second round of municipal elections.
Arizona's governor has also introduced the state's reopening is on pause as a outcome of a key spike in cases.
Another 24 new deaths related to the virus were confirmed Saturday, bringing the state's total to 3,390, according to an NBC News report.
In Alaska, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz issued an emergency order requiring residents to wear masks in public, indoor spaces after the state identified 836 cases as of Friday, 387 of them in his city.
Spiking numbers there and in several other U.S. states marked a dramatic setback to efforts to reopen and salvage badly battered economies - efforts pushed by President Donald Trump. The Florida PIO Deployment Team said that it would keep processing those already in line until 5 p.m. and it would reopen Sunday.
States also reported 591,000 completed tests on Saturday. In that case, there were almost 162,000 cases by April 26 in the state - 24 times higher than the 6,800 reported at the time.
In a reversal of fortune, NY said it is offering equipment and other help to Arizona, Texas and Florida, noting that other states came to its aid when it was in the throes of the deadliest outbreak in the nation this spring.
Those entering the Cathedral must follow strict COVID-19 CDC guidelines including social distancing and wearing a face mask during the services.
Furthermore, under a Central District Health order Ada County, Idaho, moved back to Stage 3, closing bars and limiting gatherings to 50 people. Hospitalizations have also gone right back up after falling from May into June.
America's death toll also has taken a dramatic spike upward after New Jersey added 1,854 people to its official toll.
On Friday, as the United States recorded its largest daily increase in cases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said the government's current strategy for finding and isolating infected people was "not working", partly due to significant asymptomatic spread. He said cracking down on recreational activities is prudent given the growing number of infections among young adults. "This is an evolving situation and we will go on to make choices centered on the knowledge". More then 125,000 Americans have died of COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, the highest known death toll in the world.
Georgia has reported 74,985 cases and 2,776 deaths from COVID-19, according to the state's Department of Public Health. Officials, anxious about the fragile economy, have resisted calls to reimpose restrictions eased in April. - They are itching for a good time after months of lockdown, and may the coronavirus be damned: young adults in Florida are fueling a unsafe rise in COVID-19 infections.