The United States has reported a record number of COVID-19 cases for a third straight day.
More than 69-thousand on Friday, according to Reuters.
California, Texas and Florida continue to see thousands of new cases,.. reaching new single-day records, as cluster infections surge and hospitals max out their ICU capacity.
In the U.S., the virus has taken nearly 1-hundred-34-thousand lives.
Experts say this is only the beginning of a sustained rise in the death toll there.