Based on local media reports issued lately on Saturday, at least 9,500 new patients were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours in the USA southeastern state of Florida, with the figure acting as the highest daily surge in the number of cases since the state was first hit by the pandemic.
Texas had been at the forefront of states peeling away restrictions created to control the pandemic, allowing bars to reopen in May.
South Korea, where a resurgence in the past month threatens to erase the country's earlier success, reported 51 new cases, including 35 in the Seoul metropolitan area.
"People are infecting other people, and then ultimately you will infect someone who's vulnerable", he said. An unnamed campaign official told Reuters news agency that Mr Pence was acting out of an "abundance of caution". Disease trackers there say the state has "lost control of the epidemic", the Washington Post reports.
On Saturday morning, Florida reported 9,585 coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours.
Several states broke their own daily records this week, with Arizona, California, Texas and Florida among the hardest-hit. Of the 132,545 total cases in Florida, 130,092 are state residents and 2,453 are nonresidents.
"I talk to all Texans to do their element to slow the spread of Covid-19 by donning a mask, washing their fingers regularly, and socially distancing from many others".
According to The Associated Press, numerous new cases have been reported in rural areas.
Egypt on Saturday lifted many restrictions put in place against the coronavirus pandemic, reopening cafes, clubs, gyms and theaters after more than three months of closure, despite a continued upward trend in new infections.
On Wednesday New York, New Jersey and CT said they would ask people travelling from eight states - Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah - to go into self-isolation for 14 days.
As Beshears noted, Florida law differentiates between bars, defined as those that "derive more than 50% of gross revenue from sales of alcoholic beverages", and restaurants, which sell enough food to pass that 50% threshold.
Despite the grim news from Texas, Florida and elsewhere, President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States was coming back from the crisis, which has halted large parts of the economy and left millions jobless.
People "go to bars to get close and to drink and to socialise, and that's the kind of thing that stokes the spread of the coronavirus", he added.
Galena Park's curfew will run from 22:00 (0300 GMT) to 05:00 (1000 GMT) daily. The state has also seen record number of people requiring hospital treatment for 13 days in a row.
While some of the increase in daily cases recorded is down to increased testing, the rate of positive tests in some areas is also increasing. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said up to 20 million Americans may have been infected.
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez expressed his concerns about the current surge, as well as the growing number of young people who are testing positive for the virus.