The United States recorded more than 192,805 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday.
More than 82,000 people were hospitalized, according to the COVID Tracking Project, topping Thursday’s record.
From the New York Times:
As the nation reconsiders the usual winter holiday travel and cozy indoor gatherings, new cases are being reported at an unrelenting clip. The seven-day average has exceeded 100,000 cases a day every day for the last two weeks, according to a New York Times database.
Deaths are higher than normal in all 50 states.
The latest virus surge began accelerating across much of the country in mid-October. It took just over two weeks for the nation to go from eight million cases to nine million on Oct. 30; going from nine to 10 million took only 10 days. From 10 million to 11 million took just under seven days.