US Sets 3rd COVID Record in a Week

87,164 new cases were reported Thursday
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2020 1:04 AM CDT
US Sets Yet Another Grim Record
In this Monday, April 20, 2020, file photo members with Los Angeles Fire Department wear protective equipment at a COVID-19 testing site in the Skid Row district in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

The US set another record for highest number of new coronavirus infections reported in a single day, with 87,164 new cases Thursday, CNN reports. It was the third time in a one-week period that a new daily case record was set, NBC News reports. The New York Times reports that while daily COVID-19 deaths remain below the peaks they hit in the spring, they are also starting to climb. Also Thursday, the total number of US cases crossed the 9 million mark. (More coronavirus stories.)

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