U.S. sees more than 100,000 new COVID-19 cases in single day for the first time

by Laura Mize · Nov 5th, 2020 2:44 pm

Last Updated Nov 9th, 2020 at 2:47 pm

On Wednesday, more than 102,800 new cases of coronavirus were reported, the highest tally yet for a single day.

The previous high was more than 99,000 cases, recorded on October 30.

Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Maine, Indiana, and Idaho saw new records in numbers of confirmed new cases on Wednesday. There have been almost 9.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 nationwide since the pandemic began.

More than 52,000 people are currently hospitalized with the virus. More than 1,000 people across the country died with the virus on Tuesday, and again on Wednesday.

In all but six states, the 7-day average of new cases is greater than the 14-day average, indicating a rise in the number of cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.


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