US surpasses 103,000 new daily COVID-19 cases, highest one-day count - Josh Loe

US surpasses 103,000 new daily COVID-19 cases, highest one-day count


  • The US reportedly surpassed 103,000 COVID-19 new daily infections on Wednesday, the COVID-19 Tracking Project reported. 
  • Experts have warned the US is entering the “deadliest” wave of the pandemic as cold weather sets in and people begin hunkering down indoors.
  • Close to 9.5 million Americans have already been infected with COVID-19 and over 233,650 have died. 
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The US surpassed 103,000 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day count, according to The COVID-19 Tracking Project on Wednesday

Cases of the virus in the US have been on the rise, consistently breaking previous records. The seven-day average is about 86,363. According to data from John Hopkins University, that is more than twice what it was on September 4, just two months ago. 

So far close to 9.5 million Americans have caught COVID-19 and over 233,650 have died. 

Experts including Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House coronavirus task force have warned that the most “deadly wave” is approaching the US. 

Birx in an internal report warned top officials in President Donald Trump’s administration that without “much more aggressive action” the pandemic could enter the “most deadly phase” yet and said the US could see as many as 100,000 cases a day this week. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease expert in the US, also warned that the upcoming winter season could be catastrophic in terms of record infections and deaths if more stringent measures are not taken to curb the spread of the virus. 

Fauci also said Americans are “in for a whole lot of hurt” as infection numbers continue to rise.

Doctors and public health officials have also sounded the alarm that their hospitals may not be able to handle an influx of patients. In some regions, hospitals are nearly full.

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