Yesterday was the nation’s deadliest day yet in an ongoing battle against COVID-19, with more than 2,600 US fatalities recorded, according to the Johns Hopkins dashboard.

For the past 10 days, the US death toll has grown by at least 1,000 fatalities per day, and now stands at 27,850. The total case count in the US has grown to 632,878.

Several hot spots across the country also reported single-day records of deaths due to the novel coronavirus.

Yesterday Louisiana experienced its highest daily total of deaths due to COVID-19, with 129 additional fatalities reported, raising the state’s total fatalities to 1,103. The state has recorded 21,951 cases across all 64 parishes, with New Orleans being the hardest-hit area.

On Twitter, Governor John Bel Edwards said

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