U.S. sets new world record with 100,000 daily infections | Daily News

U.S. sets new world record with 100,000 daily infections

COVID-19 infections are reported to be significantly on the upswing in many US States.
COVID-19 infections are reported to be significantly on the upswing in many US States.

US: The United States set a new record for coronavirus cases confirmed in a single 24-hour period on Friday with just over 100,000 new infections.

That surpassed the record total of 91,000 on Thursday, according to news reports.

The daily caseload of 100,233 is also a world record for the global pandemic, surpassing the 97,894 cases reported by India on a single day in September.

Five times over the past 10 days, the US has exceeded its previous one-day record of 77,299 cases registered in July.

The number of daily infections reported during the past two days indicates that the nation is now reporting more than one new case every second.The spike comes just four days ahead of the US presidential election on Tuesday.

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed nearly 230,000 Americans, has dominated the final stretch of the campaign.

The US hit 9 million cumulative cases on Friday, representing almost 3pc of the population, according to a Reuters tally of publicly reported data.

On Friday, 16 US states reported their highest one-day coronavirus infections while 13 states were at record levels of hospitalised COVID patients.

For every 10,000 Americans, more than 272 coronavirus cases have been reported and about seven people have died.

In Europe there have been 127 cases and four deaths per 10,000 residents. - Yahoo