Number of new cases per day of COVID-19 in U.S. at all-time high, report says

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The number of confirmed new cases of COVID-19 per day in the U.S. has hit an all-time high, according to the Associated Press.

There are 40,000 new confirmed cases of the virus every day.

That number eclipses the mark set during the virus’s deadliest stretch in late April, according to the AP report.

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The resurgence has led some officials to pause or backtrack reopenings in some states and cities.

The increase in cases is believed to reflect an expansion of testing, the AP reported.

Experts say there is evidence suggesting the virus is making a comeback, with deaths and hospitalizations rising in parts of the country, particularly in the South and West.

Arizona, Texas, Florida and Alabama have been hit especially hard by the virus, according to the AP report.