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U.S. Shatters Daily Covid Record With Over 83,000 New Cases


In a grim milestone, 83,010 new coronavirus cases were reported nationwide Friday, according to The COVID Tracking Project, the most on record as hospitalizations and deaths continue to spike.

Key Facts

That breaks the old record of 76,842 cases reported on July 17, according to The COVID Tracking Project, which gathers data from state and local reporting agencies.

The number of Americans currently hospitalized with Covid-19 has also been rising rapidly, reaching 41,485 on Friday, the highest level since Aug. 20.

Deaths declined slightly to 916 Friday, after back-to-back days of more than 1,000, but the seven-day average for deaths continued to climb.

Testing also reached an all-time high, with states reporting 1.3 million tests Friday.

What To Watch For

The U.S. is now in the midst of its third major coronavirus spike. Health experts warn this could be the worst surge yet, due to a combination of outbreaks in schools, cold weather and flu season.

Key Background

Despite the worsening trend in the pandemic, states across the U.S. are continuing to reopen. According toUSA Today, 35 states are loosening restrictions, while just five are putting new restrictions in place. The Midwest appears to be the worst-hit region in the current surge, but most states across the Northeast are also dealing with their largest increases since the spring.


President Donald Trump said during Thursday night’s presidential debate that Covid is “going away,” and that the U.S. has “rounded the corner,” a line he’s repeatedly said, even though it’s at odds with the data and the judgments of public health experts.

Further Reading

Covid-19 could kill 2,900 Americans a day in December, researchers say. Here’s why, and how you can make fall and winter better (CNN)

Trump Has Said U.S. Is ‘Rounding The Turn’ On Coronavirus 28 Of The Last 46 Days (Forbes)

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Source: Forbes – Business

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