U.S. sets another daily record with over 187,000 new coronavirus cases

Grant Boone
November 22, 2020

For the past 13 days, at least 100,000 Americans have been diagnosed with the virus each day, a stretch that includes seven days that set records in the number of new daily cases.

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.

Still, video footage on Twitter showed more than a hundred people, wearing masks, crowding departure gates at Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday.

The number of Thanksgiving air travelers was expected to decline by 47.5% from 2019, but 2.4 million people were forecast to take to the skies, according to a report earlier this month from the American Automobile Association.

Almost 2,000 people were confirmed to have died of complications from COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to a database kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The Midwest remains the hardest-hit region based on the most cases per capita with North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska the top five worst-affected U.S. states.

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Yesterday, 1,878 deaths were reported.

Other states with over 300,000 cases include Georgia, Wisconsin, Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Some experts recommended alternative holiday plans from home.

Daily numbers of new United States cases are approaching 200,000, less than three weeks after hitting 100,000 for the first time. This compares with 10 days it took to get from 9 to 10 million and 16 days it took to reach 9 million from 8 million cases.

On Friday, President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 and is quarantining. Pfizer said it would seek emergency-use authorization of its vaccine from USA regulators, the first such application.

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