COVID-19: US cases surge to record 128,000 infections in a day

The United States reported more than 128,000 new coronavirus cases Friday as the number of fatalities nationwide exceeded 1,000 for the fourth consecutive day.

Iran PressAmerica: The seven-day average of new cases was nearly 100,000, almost 20,000 higher than on this day last week.

A third day of six-figure case counts pushed the total number of infections reported in the United States to more than 9.7 million Friday, according to The Post’s data. At least 235,000 fatalities have been reported to date.

No region of the country is being spared from the onslaught. Twenty states reported record single-day increases Thursday, spanning New England, the Midwest, the Great Plains, and the Pacific Northwest. Those witnessing the most dramatic increases over the past week include Maine, Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, and Nebraska.


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