Daily coronavirus cases in the U.S. fall below 50,000 for seven straight days after summer surge
Shannon Axelsson takes a break from sitting on the beach to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Revere, Massachusetts, August 11, 2020.
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New coronavirus cases in the U.S. grew by nearly 48,700 on Friday, marking seven consecutive days the daily count fell below 50,000 as the nation gradually descends from a summer of outbreaks.
The coronavirus has infected more than 5.6 million people in the U.S. as of Saturday, roughly a quarter of the globe’s reported cases, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The U.S. recorded at least 1,100 deaths Friday, bringing its death toll above 175,000.
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