Daily number of new coronavirus cases in U.S. tops 50,000 for first time

New coronavirus cases in the United States rose above 50,000, a single-day record, as some states and businesses reversed course on reopenings and hospitals were hit by a surge of patients. In California, where hospitalizations are up more than 40% from 2 weeks ago, Gov.

New coronavirus cases in the United States rose above 50,000, a single-day record, as some states and businesses reversed course on reopenings and hospitals were hit by a surge of patients. In California, where hospitalizations are up more than 40% from 2 weeks ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced new restrictions, including the mandatory closure of bars, indoor restaurants, movie theaters, zoos, and museums in 19 counties where 70% of the state's population lives. New York City delayed the start of indoor dining, a central part of its reopening plan. While cases and hospitalizations have been falling in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said rising infections in other states, insufficient compliance with mask and social-distancing protocols, and a lack of enforcement by local authorities were factors in the decision. Some major companies are also re-evaluating their plans. Apple, which had been reopening many of its 270 stores in the United States, said it would temporarily close dozens as the pandemic worsened in certain regions. McDonald's said it would pause the reopening of dine-in service in the United States for 3 weeks.