U.S. breaks record with over 77,000 cases of coronavirus in one day
Meanwhile, the death toll rose by 974, taking the country's total to 138,201.
The state of Florida, which has emerged as the epicenter of the outbreak, reported a record 156 coronavirus deaths on Thursday with close to 14,000 new cases.
The United States remains the worst-hit nation in the world in absolute terms. Experts have warned that cases could soon top 100,000 a day if the country fails to take steps necessary to stem the spread of the virus. ■