Updates: Surge in U.S. cases with record daily infections

  • The U.S. has surpassed its single-day record for infections when more than 83,700 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
  • The previous high was set in July when the U.S. saw more than 77,300 new cases.
  • President Trump has not attended a coronavirus task force meeting in "several months," Dr. Anthony Fauci said.
  • Cases are also spiking around the world: Poland's president tested positive, and Wales started a 17-day lockdown.

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U.S. reports highest daily coronavirus cases since July

Across the United States, 41 states are reporting an increase in average new cases of the coronavirus, and 15 states reported record hospitalizations in the last week. Meg Oliver has more.
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