US' Daily COVID Cases Hit 6 Digits for First Time

More than 100K recorded in a single day
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2020 12:04 AM CST
US' Daily COVID Cases Hit 6 Digits
A lab technician works with samples from patients to be tested for coronavirus, COVID-19, at the CHU Liege Hospital in Liege, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.   (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

The US on Wednesday logged more than 100,000 coronavirus cases, a new record and the first time the single-day number has had six digits. Per the New York Times, single-day records were also set in multiple states, deaths have gone up by 14% nationwide over the past two weeks, and in 19 states, more new cases have been added over the past week than in any other weeklong period of the pandemic. Even in the Northeast, which was apparently getting things under control over the summer, cases are increasing. One expert said that Wednesday's number was "the completely foreseeable consequence of not taking pandemic management seriously." Per Axios, the US' last daily record was set Oct. 30 with 97,000 new cases. (More coronavirus stories.)

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