Washington: The United States has set another record for most COVID-19 cases in a single day and again added a one-day death toll higher than any other since the early months of the pandemic, according to data Friday from Johns Hopkins University.
There were about 187,800 new cases nationwide on Thursday, the data shows — topping the previous single-day record of 177,000, set a week ago.
The United States has set daily case records six times in the last nine days, according to Johns Hopkins.
Deaths nationally also saw a grim milestone on Thursday. The data shows that about 2,000 coronavirus patients died, the first time the daily toll has exceeded 2,000 since early May. About 5,600 patients have died in the past three days alone, according to Johns Hopkins.