U.S. records highest one day rise in COVID-19 cases day after election

U.S. records highest one day rise in COVID-19 cases day after election

The United States set a one-day record for new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday with at least 102,591 new infections, according to a Reuters tally.

Nine states reported record one-day increases in cases on Wednesday: Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin.

Hospitalizations topped 50,000 for the first time in three months.

Illinois has reported 48,579 cases in the last seven days, more than any other state. Texas reported 47,932 cases and both California and Florida reported about 30,000 new cases each.

The U.S. is the worst coronavirus-hit country in the world with more than 9,802,000 cases.

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