COVID Records Broken in 6 States

And across the world
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2020 5:00 PM CDT
America Is Smashing Coronavirus Records
Nursing assistant Monica Brodsky, right, hands McKensie Burreson, of Madison, a funnel and vial for a saliva test that tests for COVID-19 at a drive-thru testing site in the parking lot at the UW Health Administrative Office Building in Middleton, Wis., Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.   (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

(Newser) – President Trump has said the coronavirus will soon disappear—but according to the latest numbers, "soon" isn't here yet. The World Health Organization announced that 350,766 new infections were counted Friday worldwide, beating the previous record from earlier this week by almost 12,000. Forbes notes that America remains the worldwide leader with 7.6 million cases and is suffering a coronavirus resurgence in several states. Wisconsin had a record daily high of new cases Thursday, and NBC News reports that six other states set record single-day increases Friday. A few of the Friday stats along with positivity rates from Johns Hopkins University:

  • Missouri: Just under 3,000 new cases; a single-day record in fatalities at 129. PR: 7.8%.
  • Montana: Cases more than double over two weeks; a 230% spike in COVID-related deaths over the past two months. PR: 10.6%.
  • North Dakota: 656 new cases. PR: 7.7%.
  • Ohio: 1,840 new cases, a single-day record. PR: 3.5%.
  • Oklahoma: 1,524 new cases. PR: 8.2%.
  • West Virginia: 382 new cases. PR: 3.4%.
(State hospitals in Wisconsin are being overwhelmed.)

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