U.S. Tops 70,000 Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day — Heights Not Seen Since July

The U.S. has actually gone back to an alarming height in new coronavirus cases, topping 70,000 for the very first time because July. Here, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention map reveals cases reported in the past 7 days, as of Thursday afternoon.

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Hospitalizations in the U.S. have also risen above the 40,000 mark this week for the very first time because Aug. 21, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

The U.S. taped 71,671 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the most in one day given that the break out struck alarming heights in July, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. One day previously, around 63,000 brand-new cases had been reported.

The U.S. has actually reported more than 8.4 million coronavirus cases, tracked by India with 7.7 million and Brazil with 5.3 million cases.

U.S. cases have been increasing greatly since the middle of September, when the everyday rate was hovering around 40,000 cases.

The brand-new surge is various from the summer season. Many states are now moving the new cases, rather than a few big states driving the rise, as NPR reported earlier this week.

The U.S. likewise recorded 856 deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the death toll to more than 223,000 individuals lost to the pandemic.

Public health professionals are now viewing to see if Thursdays outcomes are an aberration or part of a threatening brand-new pattern. When the U.S. struck a record of more than 77,000 cases in mid-July, it topped the 70,000-mark on several other days too– and the numbers remained worryingly high through the end of the month.

Here are the 10 states with the most coronavirus cases in the past 7 days as of Thursday afternoon, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Texas: 33,727 Illinois: 28,161 Wisconsin: 25,109 California: 22,712 Florida: 20,446 Tennessee: 15,323 Ohio: 14,340 North Carolina: 14,185 Michigan: 13,417 Indiana: 13,127