The New York Times reports:
At least 1,923 new coronavirus deaths and 172,391 new cases were reported in the United States on Nov. 18. Over the past week, there has been an average of 162,816 cases per day, an increase of 77 percent from the average two weeks earlier.
As of Thursday morning, more than 11,613,800 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 250,400 have died, according to a New York Times database.
Case numbers are spiking across most of the United States, leading to dire warnings about full hospitals, exhausted health care workers and potential lockdowns.
NEW w/ @PaulaReidCBS: At today’s COVID task force meeting doctors told VP Pence the situation is dire and worsening. If nothing changes, there could be 2000 deaths/day by Christmas, overrunning hospitals.
Docs urging VP or POTUS to make remarks from podium to stress mitigation.
— Weijia Jiang (@weijia) November 18, 2020