One Day. 100,000 New Cases: COVID Crisis Reaches New High In US.
Contributing to this grim milestone: most states reported increased cases Wednesday, with at least five breaking their own daily records.
The Washington Post:
Coronavirus Cases Exceed 100,000 In One Day For The First Time, Even As The Nation Is Split On The Pandemic Vs. The Economy
The coronavirus pandemic reached a dire milestone Wednesday when the number of new U.S. infections topped 100,000 in one day for the first time, continuing a resurgence that showed no sign of slowing. The pandemic is roaring across the Midwest and Plains states. Seven states set records for hospitalizations for covid-19, the disease caused by the virus. And Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and North Dakota saw jumps of more than 45 percent in their seven-day rolling average of new infections, considered the best measure of the spread of the virus. (Bernstein, Achenbach, Stead Sellers and Wan, 11/4)
The New York Times:
U.S. Records 100,000 Cases In A Day For The First Time
Five states — Maine, Minnesota, Indiana, Nebraska and Colorado — set single-day case records. Cases were also mounting in the Mountain West and even in the Northeast, which over the summer seemed to be getting the virus under control. North and South Dakota and Wisconsin have led the country for weeks in the number of new cases relative to their population. But other states have seen steep recent increases in the last 14 days. (11/5)
The US Just Reported More Than 100,000 New Covid-19 Infections, The Most Cases In A Single Day Since Pandemic's Start
Now more than 9.4 million Americans have been infected with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and more than 233,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.(Maxouris, 11/5)
In related news —
Coronavirus Kills 9th US Service Member As Military Infections Near 59,000
A ninth U.S. service member has died from the coronavirus, as total confirmed cases in the military approached 59,000, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The fatality was reported on the Pentagon's coronavirus case chart, which now lists nine military deaths due to COVID-19. That number includes Guard and Reserve service members. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said last month that only one active-duty service member (out of 1.3 million) had died from the virus. (Aaro, 11/4)
The Time Is Now To Develop A Testing Strategy For Asymptomatic Covid-19 Cases, CDC Director Says
As the US recorded its five highest days of coronavirus cases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield said this is the perfect time to develop a strategy to better detect asymptomatic cases. (Vera and Maxouris, 11/4)