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The United States recorded the largest one-day jump in coronavirus deaths in a week on Wednesday, while cases rose by more than 50,000 for the first time in four days.

Fatalities rose by 916, up from 614 yesterday, according to Covid Tracking Project data. It was the largest one-day increase since 1061 on Wednesday last week.

Florida (139), Texas (119) and California (51) recorded the largest one-day increase in deaths.

The increase in Texas has brought the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 16,230, twice more than California, making it the US state with the second largest number of deaths from the Coronavirus. Only New York has more.

The states reported a total of 50,602 cases in the past 24 hours, up from 38,661 cases on Tuesday and compared to 44,424 cases a week ago.

The high case toll comes as a record number of states report increases of more than 1,000 new infections.

Texas (3776), California (2,764) and Illinois (2,630) recorded the largest daily increases in new cases. Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and Wisconsin were the other states that each reported more than 2,000 cases.

21 states are reporting daily increases of more than 1,000 cases, according to Financial Times analysis of Covid Tracking data.

Kentucky (2,393), South Dakota (1030) and Montana (716) were the states with record jumps in cases.

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