Over 50,000 new COVID-19 cases were diagnosed since yesterday in the U.S., marking the highest single-day total since the pandemic began. 

Only 416 of the 52,770 new cases came from Virginia, significantly lower than the national average of 1,055 new cases per state per day, according to a New York Times database.

Of those 416, just one came from Pittsylvania county and two new cases were diagnosed in Danville City.

California, with 9,740 new cases, along with Georgia, Texas, Arizona and North Carolina all reported today their highest in-state single-day case increases since the pandemic began.

Amidst this historic high, Virginia's rate of spread has decreased dramatically since late May, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The U.S. saw 800,000 new cases of COVID-19 in June, according to data compiled by the Washington Post. At this rate, in July, the U.S. could see a total of over 1.6 million new cases.

In Pittsylvania County, 22 remain hospitalized with 123 total cases. In Danville, 19 remain hospitalized with 89 total cases. No new deaths were reported locally.

Twenty-three new deaths throughout the Commonwealth bring the death count to 1,816. There are now 63,735 total cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, with 6,333 hospitalized.

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