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Parts of U.S. scramble to shut down as country breaks another daily coronavirus record

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Parts of U.S. scramble to shut down as country breaks another daily coronavirus record

The United States saw another record-breaking day on Friday with 66,600 new coronavirus cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University . That’s up from the previous daily record of 63,200 cases on Thursday and marks the third time in less than a week the country has hit an all-time high for new, confirmed infections.

The U.S. has now seen over 3.18 million COVID-19 cases and more than 134,000 deaths due to the virus.

Much of the country is scrambling to shut down once again as the virus spreads, Michael George reported for "CBS This morning: Saturday."

Bars, restaurants and the young made their way into the crosshairs of governors in southern states where the virus is surging. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox

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South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster issued an executive order Friday to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages at bars and restaurants in the state after 11 p.m. It goes into effect on Saturday, affecting about 8,000 locations.

"Many of the young people in our state as well as around the country seem not to be taking the virus as seriously as they should," McMaster said.

"We know that young adults who are rapidly contracting the virus and spreading it into our communities frequently congregate in late-night atmospheres which simply are not conducive to stopping its continued transmission," said McMaster . Coronavirus: The Race To Respond Parts of U.S. scramble to shut down as country breaks another virus record Texas gov. warns of potential lockdown if Texans don’t wear masks NHL, players agree to resume season on August 1 Inmates are 5 times more likely to […]

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