(Dharshini.G,Intern journalist) United States: The United States on Saturday recorded 68,212 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, Johns Hopkins University revealed in its ongoing count. That brought the complete number of cases the world’s hardest-hit nation to 4,174,437, the Baltimore-based college said at 8:30 pm.Another 1,067 deaths were accounted for, carrying the nation’s complete fatalities to 146,391.

After a drop in the pace of diseases in pre-summer, the US has seen a coronavirus flood, especially in southern and western states like California, Texas, Alabama, and Florida.

For as far back as 12 days, the number of new cases being accounted for every day has topped 60,000. Researchers agree that an expansion in death rates follows the spike in diseases by three to four weeks.

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