The United States reported more than 53,000 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the third day in a row of humongous numbers.
The daily US tally stood at 54,904 late Friday, below the previous dayâ€™s record of between 55,405 and 57,232.
Many states also set new records. Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee all set single-day records for new cases on Friday, according to a Reuters tally.
The surge in coronavirus cases has put President Donald Trumpâ€™s handling of the crisis under the microscope and jeopardised reopening the economy, with some states closing high-risk businesses.
In Florida, the surge has created palpable fears over shortage of intensive care beds.
Now, the stateâ€™s most populous county, Miami-Dade has locked down again, imposing a curfew and closing beaches over the Fourth of July weekend to contain the spread.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said the 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew began Friday night and will be in place indefinitely.
A new county order also closes casinos, strip clubs, movie theatres, the zoo, and other entertainment venues a month after they were allowed to reopen.