Florida set a record in the United States for most coronavirus cases recorded in a single day on July 4, with a total of 11, 458 according to Johns Hopkins data.

This surpasses the record set by New York on April 15 with 11, 434. Florida’s state total is now at 190,052 reported cases. Across the United States, 45,283 new cases and 242 deaths were reported on July 4.

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President Trump continues to make false statements about the coronavirus. He claimed on Saturday that 99% of cases are harmless and that higher cases are due to increased testing, “Now we have tested, almost 40 million people. By so doing, we show cases — 99% of which are totally harmless — results that no other country can show because no other country has testing that we have. Not in terms of the numbers, or in terms of the quality.” Neither of these statements are true.

The World Health Organization reports that close to 20% of people diagnosed with the coronavirus are hospitalized and the US Centers for Disease Control estimate that 35% of cases are asymptomatic.

Read more about protecting yourself from coronavirus. Check the CDC website for more information on how to protect yourself and check our latest article to learn how COVID-19 differs from the flu.

Scientists believe that the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, started at an exotic animal market in Wuhan, China. You can help stop the incidence of viruses like these by signing this petition to ban the wildlife trade.

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