US Again Breaks Record With 144K New COVID Cases

The Wall Street Journal reports:

New coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed to another record, topping 100,000 for the ninth day in a row, as hospitals faced increasing numbers of Covid-19 patients. The U.S. reported more than 144,000 new cases for Wednesday, up about 4,000 from the day before, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The total number of confirmed cases nationwide topped 10.4 million.

Coronavirus cases were on the rise across the country. Indiana’s single day number was above 5,000 for the first time, according to Johns Hopkins. Other states recording all-time highs included Illinois, North Carolina, Colorado, Kentucky, Arkansas, Idaho, New Mexico and West Virginia. As the virus spreads, hospitals face a surge of Covid-19 patients. Hospitalizations due to the illness rose to a record 65,368 for Wednesday, according to the Covid Tracking Project.

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