USA: About 50,000 test COVID-19 positive in one day

Outbreak centers decide on series of steps: Closing non-open-air entertainment venues and wearing masks outdoors.

Mordechai Sones ,

Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica, California
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48,477 people are reported to have tested positive for coronavirus in the United States - the highest daily number discovered in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic.

The key areas where the problematic trend are said to appear are states like California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida.

California Governors Gavin Newsom decided to close indoor entertainment venues such as restaurants, movie theaters, and museums for at least 3 weeks.

U.S. President Donald Trump says the virus's spread may end later. "I think we'll deal well with the coronavirus, and I think at some point the virus will disappear, so hopefully," Trump said in an interview.

According to Johns Hopkins University in the past day infections reached 52,898 people and 706 died.

So far, nearly 2.7 million coronavirus patients have been diagnosed in the United States, of whom more than 128,000 have already died.

However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) acknowledged Thursday that it is combining the results from viral and antibody COVID-19 tests when reporting the country's testing totals, despite marked differences between the tests, distorting several important metrics and providing the country with an inaccurate picture of the state of the pandemic.

As reported in The Atlantic, The Hill, and Yahoo News, the CDC is combining test results that diagnose current coronavirus infections with test results that measure whether someone has ever had the virus.

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