U.S. New Daily Covid-19 Cases — 57,236 — Shatters All Records.

U.S. ‘News’-Media Report Only “55,220 new coronavirus cases”.

Eric Zuesse

Although the Washington Post claims that “The United States reported 55,220 new coronavirus cases Thursday” (and other ‘news’-media, such as The Hill, give the same number and don’t even mention that the Washington Post is their source), that number actually undercounts the true number by 2,016 cases, and the WP fails to indicate where and how they obtained their (low-balled) count.

From the start to the end of the day on July 2nd, the United States recorded 57,236 new cases of the coronavirus-19 disease.

The most authoritative real-time count of confirmed new cases of coronavirus-19 is at, and at the start of the day on July 2nd it showed for the United States a total of 2,779,953 cases. At the start of the day on July 3rd they showed 2,837,189. (By mid-day on July 3rd, their count included “+423” as “New Cases,” and showed a total of 2,837,612 as the total, which happens to be exactly 423 more cases than 2,837,189.) So, there can be no reasonable doubt that the total number of new cases recorded during the 24-hour period of July 2nd was 57,236, not 55,220 (wherever the WP got that figure).

In the entire world of 215 countries, there are only 29 countries that have recorded a total number of cases (up till the present) that exceeds this one-day new-cases total which were recorded in the U.S., which was the highest one-day total ever recorded for any country. Each of the world’s other 186 countries has recorded a total number of cases (ever since the start of the disease) that is less than America recorded on the single day of July 2nd.

Just before the end of that day on July 2nd, these were the U.S. states that added the largest number of new cases on that day:

Florida: 10,109

California: 9,348

Texas: 7,193

Georgia: 3,472

Arizona: 3,333

N. Carolina: 1,855

S. Carolina: 1,782

Tennessee: 1,575

Louisiana: 1,383

Alabama: 1,149

N.Y.: 1,035

Arkansas: 878

Mississippi: 870

Illinois: 869

Pennsylvania: 839

Ohio: 831

Iowa: 709

Washington: 642

Nevada: 632

Utah: 554

Wisconsin: 539

Virginia: 532

Minnesota: 494

And these had the fewest:

Vermont: 17

Hawaii: 20

New Hampshifre: 20

D.C.: 25

Maine: 34

Wyoming: 36

Alaska: 39

N. Dakota: 42

Kansas: 62

Montana: 67

S. Dakota: 67

West Virginia: 74

The states that have the highest total number of cases per million of population are:

N.Y.: 21,571

N.J.: 20,001

Rhode Island: 15,992

Massachusetts: 15,863

D.C.: 14,722

Louisiana: 13,242

Connecticut: 13,083

Delaware: 12,047

Arizona: 12,011

Illinois: 11,516

Marryland: 11,318

Nebraska: 10,056

The lowest:

Hawaii: 668

Montana: 1,013

Alaska: 1,390

West Virginia: 1,704

Vermont: 1,966

Oregon: 2,204

Maine: 2,476

Wyoming: 2,678


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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July 3, 2020

Why do the Duran bother to publish this sort of nonsense, uncritically parroting BigPharma propaganda? We can read this sort of thing every day in the western press – or see it on their TV. I know this author rarely shows much understanding of the meaning and uses (and misuse) of statistics, but does he not at least realize that American hospitals have strong financial incentives to record every possible death that might in some tiny way be related to covid-19 as a covid death? Comparing deaths in different countries is completely meaningless since they all have different criteria. What… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  ManintheMoon
July 4, 2020

I find Eric Zuesse’s article very helpful and am glad he publishes on the Duran.

July 3, 2020

Hello Eric, May I suggest that you review the following articles. 1.PCR Tests throw up false positives in up to 80% of tests: 2.Seropositive tests are equally as useless since no novel SARS-COV-2 antibody has been found: I am sure that you can possibly get an interview with Dr Stoian Alexov. Given that we cannot trust the figures coming from testing, may I suggest that you look at total deaths by country over the last couple of years and see whether deaths are within the normal range or that it shows a significant spike. I can tell you… Read more »

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Olivia Kroth
Reply to  JayTe
July 6, 2020

What a childish comment! Eric Zuesse is a grown up individual, a mature and experienced writer. He needs no “suggestions” from you what to read. He will decide what he reads for himself! From where do all of these childlike minds spring up lately? Strange invasion of infantility on the Duran lately!

William H Warrick III MD
William H Warrick III MD
July 3, 2020

More cases is good, not bad because it represents further progress towards Herd Immunity. The Swiss Research Report says if you are 79 or younger you will get well in almost all cases unless you have Obesity, Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease or Hypertension. The only thing to fear is Fear itself. FDR

Reply to  William H Warrick III MD
July 4, 2020

Hi William, I agree with you! When I hear that more people have been infected I think that it is a good thing. In fact, my view is that the numbers are far higher than are being reported because the media would have us believe that being in your home somehow prevents one from being exposed to either the seasonal coronavirus or even SARS-COV2. That is one of the reasons that they wanted to skew the results from Sweden to make it seem that their strategy of not doing a lockdown was a failure. Given that 96% of the deaths… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  JayTe
July 6, 2020

Wow! JayTe agrees with a doctor, an MD. Won’t that make the doctor really happy. Our spreader of banalities and platitudes No. 1 agrees ….

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
July 6, 2020

Moon people, cherubims, seraphims, sheeple, apes, bumble bees and Jay Tees… (or green teas?) … the Duran board is full of wonders!

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