3 Jul 2020

US virus cases pass 50,000 a day ahead of July 4 holiday

Europe Editor and Presenter

Coronavirus cases are surging in the United States, with another grim record set, more than 50,000 new cases in a single day.

Among the areas seeing a rapid increase are huge states like Texas and Florida, often places which unlocked their economies early and wearing a face mask in public was shunned.

Health officials have pleaded with people to stay home during the weekend’s 4th July holiday, but President Trump is going ahead with a firework show at Mount Rushmore tonight, the first one in a decade.