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U.S. records second-highest single-day rise in COVID-19 infections since pandemic began
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 23 - 10 - 2020

The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the United States on Thursday was the second highest on record, coming in just short of a midsummer peak as the spread of the novel coronavirus accelerates in nearly every region of the country.
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all accelerating as cooler weather descends on much of the country.
With 76,195 new cases on Thursday, the United States was approaching its one-day record high of 77,299 new cases on July 16, according to a Reuters analysis.
Only India has reported more cases in a single day: 97,894 on Sept. 17.
U.S. deaths are also trending higher, with 916 fatalities reported on Thursday, a day after the country recorded over 1,200 new deaths for the first time since August. COVID-19 deaths are up 13% from last week, averaging 785 a day over the past seven days.
At the same time, the number of COVID-19 patients in U.S. hospitals climbed to a two-month high.
There are now nearly 41,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients across the country, up 34% from Oct. 1, according to a Reuters analysis.


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