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NEWLY REPORTED COVID-19 CASES IN LAST 24 HOURS (5.16.2021, 2:24pm CEST, WHO):   U.S. 40,431    India 311,170    Brazil 85,536    France 15,658    Turkey 11,472    Russia 8,554    The United Kingdom 2,027    Italy 6,652    Germany 8,500    Argentina 27,363    Columbia 16,581    Poland 2,168    Iran 7,723    Mexico 2,880    Ukraine 3,620    Peru 5,733    Indonesia 2,385    South Africa 2,750    The Netherlands 4,520    Canada 5,991    Chile 6,736    Philippines 6,739    Iraq 2,058    Pakistan 1,531    Japan 6,147    United Arab Emirates 1,321    Malaysia 4,140    Nepal 8,046    Ecuador 2,518    Greece 1,950    Belarus 1,363    Bolivia 2,509    Paraguay 2,181    Costa Rica 2,815    Denmark 1,074    Egypt 1,203    Uruguay 3,305    Honduras 1,334    Venezuela 1,160    Bahrain 1,619    Sri Lanka 2,386    Cuba 1,383    Thailand 2,302    Maldives 1,007    China 206    Singapore 31    New Zealand 1    Australia 10    South Korea 610   

U.S. breaks record with over 77,000 cases of coronavirus in one day

Christian Fernsby |
The United States reported a record high of more than 77,000 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 3,560,364, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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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.


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