New US virus cases top 83,700 for 2nd day in row


Wisconsin tallied a record number of active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations Wednesday, even as the number of coronavirus cases and deaths fell from an all-time high the day before.

In the US, there are 8,669,894 cases, and there have been 225,434 deaths - while 3,422,934 people have recovered, according to the global COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

The current record is 3,338 cases, announced on October 24.

The Associated Press reports coronavirus deaths are rising again in the U.S., as feared.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,729 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 17 additional deaths Monday.

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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington now forecasts that the country's COVID-19 death toll could exceed 318,000 by January 1.

At least 164,726 people have recovered from the virus, 78.4 percent of all cases, including people with the virus right now.

The other case is a recent returnee who arrived from Ethiopia via Dubai and tested positive as a result of routine testing around day three.

The number of people in Wisconsin ever hospitalized due to coronavirus increased Tuesday by 220.