Daily Cases Hit New High; 100,000 A Day Looms

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A total of 1,180,317 fatalities have been recorded globally, according to the data while more than 30 million people have recovered from the virus. The country is adding an average of 74,532 new COVID-19 cases to the national total as of Thursday.

The United States passed nine million reported coronavirus cases on Friday, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University, as infections spike days before the nation chooses its next president.

"210,000 lives", he said of the COVID-19 death toll on Thursday - a milestone that the United States hit more than three weeks ago - as more than 228,000 people have perished from the virus to date.

Despite the new rise in cases, USA deaths from COVID-19 are markedly lower than the tragic heights of the spring and summer.

"Our hospitals can not keep up with Utah's infection rate".

The country, which has seen a resurgence of its Covid-19 outbreak since mid-October, recorded 91,295 new cases in the 24 hours up to 8:30pm yesterday (0030 GMT Friday), according to a real-time count by the Baltimore-based school. Deaths are up 14 per cent over the past two weeks, averaging more than 800 every day.

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Despite advances in treatment that are credited with lowering the US fatality rate, experts warn that the sheer number of new cases, and the strain on hospital systems, will lead to more deaths.

The US has tallied 8.94 million cases of the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, the most of any country in the world.

"Today, every 40 seconds, someone in this country will get a Covid infection that will kill them", Frieden added, calling the USA response to the pandemic an unacceptable failure.

Altogether 41 states are reporting at least 10 percent more cases compared to the week before, according to CNN report. Currently, the USA has 8,943,590 cases - the most cases in the world - and 228,636 fatalities across the country, which is also the most deaths in the world.

JHU further reported that Spain has confirmed 1,160,083 COVID-19 cases while 35,639 patients have died from the infection.

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