U.S. coronavirus cases surpass 11 million as surge continues

Tanya Simon
November 19, 2020

A medics in PPE speaks with relatives of a person suspected of coronavirus infection who was brought in an ambulance to the Covid-19 ward, at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News.

The record number of total new cases reported by any state in any 24-hour period was recorded by IL on Friday, with 15,433 new cases, surpassing the previous all-time high of 15,300 set by Florida in July.

According to Johns Hopkins University, at least 11,003,469 people in the USA have been infected, with new cases and deaths surging across the country.

Saturday marked the eleventh consecutive day with over 100,000 COVID-19 cases recorded, health data showed.

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Illinois, which has emerged as the pandemic's new epicenter in the region as well as across the country, reported a record 15,433 new cases on Friday, the most of any state in a 24-hour period, surpassing the previous all-time high of 15,300 set by Florida in July.

Mizoram on Tuesday recorded 32 new Covid-19 cases, taking its tally past 3,500 to 3,513.

State officials on Sunday reported 2,076 new cases and another 33 deaths.

Canada's Covid-19 tally has risen to 310,350, with the death toll, too, rising to 11,176 on Wednesday. According to the COVID Tracking Project, about 70,000 Americans are now hospitalized with COVID-19 complications, the most since the pandemic began.

Since the pandemic began, more than 246,000 people in America have died of complications from COVID-19 - the most of any country around the world. Also, the number of people hospitalised rose by 78,630, the highest for a single-day.

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