California records highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases, Reuters tally shows

FILE PHOTO: Few people wear masks as they gather at the beach in Oceanside, California

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New COVID-19 cases in California rose by 8,441 on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, the highest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic.

The United States as a whole saw its biggest one-day spike in new infections on Tuesday with more than 47,000 cases. California, Texas and Arizona have emerged as new U.S. epicenters of the pandemic.

(Reporting by Christine Chan; Editing by Nick Tattersall and Andrew Heavens)