U.S. sets one day record for new coronavirus cases, as Washington post reports 36,258 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday.

According to the newspaper, this is the highest number since the pandemic began. 

The record number Wednesday is largely because of the rapid spread recently in the nation’s three largest states: California, Texas and Florida.

Those three states alone accounted for over half of the new cases nationally on Wednesday, according to the Washington Post, with each state reporting a new single-day record high.