The United States on Saturday surpassed 2.5 million coronavirus cases, a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University showed. US deaths now exceed 1,25,000, approximately one-fourth the world total of over 4,95,000. The world's hardest-hit country is grappling with a surge of infections in several states. Florida on Saturday reported a record 9,585 cases in 24 hours as infections there spike. The state's rapid reopening saw young adults flocking to beaches, boardwalks and bars.