US posts new daily virus case record of 66,528

Pneumonia coronavirus

 The United States, the country hardest hit by the coronavirus, on Saturday posted 66,528 new cases, a record for a 24-hour period, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.

The country has now recorded a total of 3,242,073 infections, the Baltimore-based university said in its latest data as of 8:30 pm.

The death toll stood at 134,729 with 760 additional deaths counted.

The US has now seen daily new cases top 60,000 in four of the past five days.