A Reuters tally made on Tuesday detailed that the United States registered at least 1,292 COVID-19 deaths nationwide. This is said to be the country's biggest one-day increase since May.

According to the report, California, Florida and Texas each broke its previous records on COVID-19 deaths and registered a grim total of 658 deaths. Health departments of each of these states said that fatalities that have been recorded are as follows: 169 for California, 186 for Florida and 303 for Oregon.

Meanwhile, Arkansas, Montana and other states also saw significant increases in fatalities resulting in stronger coronavirus fears. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences reported that they have increased the tests they have conducted by 30% in order to cope with the surge but the increase in patients has taken a toll on hospital staff. 

The sudden upswing in recorded deaths in the U.S. followed last week's biggest daily record of fatalities. For four consecutive days, the previous week has consistently registered over 1,000 deaths. The steady increase in deaths for the past three weeks has created tensions and negative reactions about the government's plan to reopen schools by fall.

Hospitals and health officials for Arizona, California, Florida and Texas reported that they have been overwhelmed by the heightening surge of COVID-19 patients which has seen 64,000 new infections in the last 24 hours. 

In effect, states have been reconsidering previous decisions to reopen businesses and economies as well as lockdowns that have been recently lifted. This also dampened hopes that the country is already passed the worst crisis as previously predicted by a top White House advisor. 

Based on the data published by Worldometers, the country has already lost at least 152,230 lives to the pandemic since it was first observed in January. 

In total, the country stands at nearly 4.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and leads the world's unwanted COVID-19 club in terms of infections. In terms of death, the country ranks sixth for COVID-19 deaths per capita and falls below hard-hit countries such as the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Peru and Chile.

Coronavirus COVID-19 New York, USA A worker uses a forklift to move a body outside of the Brooklyn Hospital on March 31, 2020 in New York, United States. Due to a surge in deaths caused by the Coronavirus, hospitals are using refrigerator trucks as make shift morgues. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images