California became the first state to exceed 600,000 coronavirus cases, an NBC News list of data found Thursday.
Florida has registered 557,137 cases and Texas has 527,715.
COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States, which has seen the highest number of coronavirus deaths in two weeks, a new NBC News tally showed on Thursday.
The lack of widespread testing has raised concerns that data from the hardest-hit states may show fewer deaths than the actual levels.
Over the weekend, the United States hit a milestone of 5 million coronavirus cases, and more than 5,230,500 infections had been reported as of Thursday.
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San Diego County officials said in a statement that they have seen a “downward trend” in virus cases and that if its numbers move further on that low Friday it could fall off a California watchlist and reopen some stores.
Being on the state watch list also means local schools cannot reopen.
A group of parents are suing Governor Gavin Newsom to allow schools to be opened to personal learning regardless of a community’s virus rate. They argue that their children suffer academically and mentally.