The U.S reported some 30,000 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest number of daily infections recorded since May 1, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
New cases across the country are surging faster than ever, especially in states in the South, West and Midwest. Officials are warning that some clusters of infections are apparent among younger people who are crowding bars and parties.
Arizona, Florida, California, Nevada and South Carolina reported record-high single-day increases in COVID-19 infections on Friday. And Florida reported 4,049 new cases on Saturday, which broke another single-day record in the state for a third consecutive day.