U.S. reports 50K new COVID-19 cases in single day

A stack of paperwork detailing positive COVID-19 test results sits in a box at the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department offices in Toledo, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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UPDATED 6:41 AM PT — Thursday, July 2, 2020

The number of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. has hit a new high. According to Johns Hopkins University, over 50,000 new cases were reported in the states on Wednesday.

At least five states, including Arizona, California and Texas, have also been seeing daily spikes and record numbers. The Trump administration said the increases are due to heightened testing.with more than half a million tests being done a day.

Many state officials have raised concerns over the Fourth of July weekend and are advising people to continue to wear masks as well as socially distance while out in public.

FILE – In this June 26, 2020, file photo lines of cars wait at a drive-through coronavirus testing site outside the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Meanwhile, President Trump said he supports another round of corona virus relief payments to American households. In an interview Wednesday, he said a potential phase four relief package should provide direct payments to tens of millions of Americans.

The president added that this new round of stimulus checks should provide greater payments to individuals to support consumer spending and business activity.

President Trump is calling on Democrats to approve the new relief package by saying it’s crucial to economic recovery.

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