The United States broke its daily record for new Covid-19 infections on Friday as it reported 84,218 new cases due to pandemic in virtually every part of the country, according to a Reuters tally.
The count in cases comes less than 2 weeks before the presidential election on November 3 and is hitting battlefields states such as Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The United States of America has reported a near-record 76,195 new cases.
At the time, hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients hit 47,000 and two weeks later deaths rose to an average of 1,200 per day.
Now, hospitalizations are over 41,000 and deaths average nearly 800 per day. Sixteen states had record one-day increases in new cases on Friday and 11 reported a record number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
Health specialist has not pinpoint the reason for the increase but have long warned that colder temperatures driving people inside, weariness with Corona precautions and students returning to schools and colleges, could promote the spread of the virus.