U.S. hits single-day record high in cases since COVID-19 pandemic began

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CHICAGO – The U.S. recorded more than 83,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, becoming the largest single day for new cases since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins University.

A previous high of 77,000 new cases was recorded in July.

The states saw 943 new COVID deaths Friday.  There have now been over 8,000,000 infected since March with over 42 million cases worldwide.  The United States continues to lead all countries in cases.

As of Friday, 41,485 U.S. residents were hospitalized for the virus with Texas leading all states with 5,065 residents hospitalized, followed by Illinois with 2,498 residents currently being treated.  Only five states in the country, Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Wyoming, Vermont, have fewer than 100 residents currently hospitalized.

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