DORAL, FL – The U.S. reported more than 220,000 positive COVID-19 tests in just two days with more than 121,000 infections Thursday and a record of more than 100,000 cases on Wednesday.
In the midst of this scenario, 1,210 deaths occurred on Thursday, the third day in a row the nation lost more than 1,000 people, according to data from Johns Hopkins.
CNN reported that Wednesday’s record was the first time the US hit a six-figure number. By late Friday morning, Nov. 6, Johns Hopkins University had reported 21,133 new cases and 144 deaths.
With this new numbers, the nation now has the unfortunate statistics of 895 deaths per day, the death of at least 235,071 Americans and 9,628,649 U.S. cases since the pandemic started, as per data of the university.
Also, currently the country has more than 53,000 coronavirus patients, according to the COVID Tracking Project and an ensemble forecast by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects another 31,000 people could die over the next two and a half weeks.
Three states registered record-high deaths on Thursday: New Mexico, North Dakota and Tennessee. Additionally, 20 states have reported at least one record-high day of new cases, reported CNN.
Although Florida is not among those states, Florida’s Department of Health confirmed 5,245 additional positive COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the states’s known total to 832,625 cases and 17,014 resident-related deaths, as reported by the Miami Herald.
Also, Friday is the sixth consecutive day that the state’s single-day case count is higher than 4,000.
In Miami-Dade County, 1,110 additional confirmed positive COVID-19 cases were reported and one new death. The county now has a total of 191,838 cases and 3,671 deaths.