The Trump administration is silent as COVID-19 cases surge to highest level yet

The Trump administration is silent as COVID-19 cases surge to highest level yet
200506-N-RG482-0056 GAETA, Italy (May 6, 2020) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Carolyn Dunham, left, a medical professional aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), performs a COVID-19 test on Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Seaman William Chilton, assigned to Mount Whitney, aboard the ship while in Gaeta, Italy, May 6, 2020. Mount Whitney is currently practicing social distancing and other protective measures in response to COVID-19. Mount Whitney is the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship, homeported in Gaeta, Italy, and operates with a combined crew of U.S. Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kyle Steckler)

The number of new coronavirus cases recorded in a single day just skyrocketed to an all-time high. The Trump administration has said nothing about this disturbing new record.

According to The Washington Post, there were more than 36,000 new COVID-19 infections reported Wednesday by state health departments, “surpassing the previous single-day record of 34,203 set on April 25.”

The top three states with the most infections – more than 5000 each – are Texas, Florida and California.

There have now been more than 2.3 million cases recorded in the U.S., and at least 119,000 coronavirus deaths, The Post adds.

Other trackers have higher death rates.

Worldometer reports 124,200 deaths so far. Johns Hopkins reports 121,870 deaths.

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