The US recorded a new daily record with 66,528 covid-19 infections


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The United States, the country most affected by the coronavirus, registered 66,528 new cases on Saturday; a new daily record, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University.

The United States reached a total of 3,242,073 infections, the Baltimore-based university said in its latest data, released at 0030 GMT on Sunday. The death toll rose to 134,729, with an additional 760 deaths.

In four of the last five days, more than 60,000 new cases were counted per day.

On Saturday the President Donald Trump first put on a face mask in public, giving in to intense pressure in that regard to set an example of public health.

He did this while walking through the Walter Reed Military Hospital, outside Washington, where he visited wounded war veterans.

President Donald Trump wears a face mask for the first time in public
President Donald Trump wears a face mask for the first time in public (TASOS KATOPODIS /)

Press reports this week indicated that his advisers practically begged the president to give in and wear a face mask in public and be photographed with him, as coronavirus cases skyrocket in some regions of the country.

Among the most affected states is Florida, with 10,360 new infections and 95 additional deaths. Nonetheless, Disney World reopened two of its four theme parks located in Orlando on Saturday.

The visitors had reserved their tickets in advance, which allowed Disney to control the public quantity in order to respect social distancing rules, which the company established in two meters between each person, both in the attractions and in the stores.

Visitors had to undergo temperature controls and hand sanitizer was widely available.

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