U.S. surpasses 187,000 COVID-19 cases Thursday, sets new record

by Joel Abbott · Nov 20th, 2020 3:19 pm
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Last Updated Nov 21st, 2020 at 8:24 pm

The United States had 187,833 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, beating the previous high of 177,224.

There were also a record 80,698 people hospitalized with the virus on Thursday. According to John Hopkins University, the U.S. has set records for hospitalizations every day since November 10.

Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine added restrictions in response to the growth, while California Gov. Gavin Newsom has imposed a curfew on citizens that prohibits them from leaving home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

In Ohio, meanwhile, Republican lawmakers passed a bill Thursday to limit Gov. Mike DeWine's powers after imposing a similar curfew this week.

While 2,015 people died with the virus Thursday, the significant rise in cases and hospitalizations has not led to a corresponding rise in deaths. The highest daily death totals were seen throughout April and May of this year.

🔦 The day with the highest number of deaths was May 7, when there were 27,857 new cases and 2,770 deaths.


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