Daily coronavirus cases hit new high as states mandate masks and new restrictions

US falls far behind in keeping the virus in check

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June 26, 2020 - 3:55 PM

Crowds of people gather at Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill in Gravois Mills, Missouri. Several beach bars along Lake of the Ozarks were packed with party-goers during the Memorial Day weekend. Photo by (Shelly Yang/Kansas City Star/TNS)

The nation may be opening up, but the coronavirus is far from slowing down. In fact, COVID-19 is on the rise.

There were 38,459 new cases of the virus reported nationwide on Thursday, a number that surpassed a record set the prior day of 38,115.

The upticks are the largest in two months, when 36,739 cases were reported April 24.

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