A rise was reported in 36 states, including Florida, which some experts have cautioned could be the next epicenter for infections. Officials there and across the US are also warning of an increase in cases among younger people. This all came as the United States broke another record, reporting the highest number of new cases in a single day Friday with at least 40,173 new infections.
Florida reported 9,585 new coronavirus cases Saturday, a single-day record since the start of the pandemic. The number rivals those of New York's peak in early April (New York's new case tally Saturday was about 6% of Florida's). On Sunday, Florida's Department of Health reported another 8,530 new cases.
More than 2,584,700 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 125,900 have died, according to a New York Times database.