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U.S. sets single-day record for coronavirus cases with 99,000

The new cases pushed the United States to more than 9 million total infections.

Eight months into the coronavirus pandemic, the United States on Friday again broke its record for most cases recorded in a single day, adding over 99,000, according to the New York Times.

The previous record was set Thursday, when the United States added more than 88,000 coronavirus cases in a day.

The cases pushed the United States to more than 9 million total infections, according to Johns Hopkins University. It’s the most recorded cases for any country, nearly a million more than the second-highest infected country, India.

Across the United States, dozens of states are recording their worst weeks yet for new cases, according to the New York Times. Hospitalizations and deaths are also on an upward swing.

The cases seeing the worst impact are in the northwest, like the Dakotas, Wyoming and Montana, and Midwestern states like Michigan and Wisconsin. But according to ProPublica, nearly every state is seeing a case rise.

More than a million people have died from coronavirus across the globe. The majority of deaths are in the United States, where just about 230,000 people have died from the virus. Deaths in Florida, now just under 17,000, are the fourth highest of any U.S. state, behind New York, Texas and California.

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