Each day U.S. coronavirus circumstances high 100,000 for the primary time
Medical workers treat a patient suffering from coronavirus disease in the Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on October 31, 2020.
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According to a balance sheet by Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the number of coronavirus cases reported daily in the United States exceeded 100,000 on Wednesday.
JHU data showed that 102,831 new Covid-19 infections were registered, up from 91,530 cases the day before.
JHU data showed 1,097 deaths were recorded on Wednesday, down from 1,134 deaths the previous day. In total, the coronavirus has caused 233,734 deaths in the United States
The dismal daily record comes after data showed an increase in hospital admissions for the virus in many states, the Associated Press reported Wednesday, with the increases being sharpest in the Midwest and Southwest.
Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota and New Mexico reported record hospital stays this week, according to the AP. Officials in Iowa and Missouri also warned that hospital bed capacity could soon be overwhelmed.
The hospital crisis stems from the US focusing on political uncertainty following Tuesday’s presidential election. On election day, the US reported 91,530 new coronavirus cases. The record of more than 100,000 daily cases on Wednesday surpasses the previous “record” of 99,321 cases recorded on Friday October 30th.
– CNBC’s Noah Higgins-Dunn and Terri Cullen contributed to this story.