US Hits 9M Cases Two Weeks After Passing 8M Cases

CBS News reports:

The U.S. passed a total of 9 million coronavirus infections Friday, a grim new milestone that has hit before a winter that is expected to push the total even higher.

The U.S. has had 9,015,262 total confirmed cases since the pandemic began, the highest number of cases out of any country in the world, according to a database maintained by Johns Hopkins University.

The U.S. on Thursday hit a new record for a single-day increase in confirmed cases with nearly 90,000 new infections. There were more than 88,000 new cases Friday, according to the COVID Tracking Project.