The U.S. surpassed its highest number of daily cases of the coronavirus since earlier this summer at what was then considered the height of the pandemic.
“Unfortunately, we’re seeing a distressing trend here in the United States, with Covid-19 cases increasing in nearly 75% of the country,” Jay Butler, deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on Wednesday after multiple days of increasing caseloads.
While treatments have improved, helping to decrease death rates, infection rates across the country continue to mount. Health officials recommend limiting the spread by practicing social distancing measures and wearing a face covering, the Wall Street Journal reported.
There are more than 8.4 million cases in the U.S. and 223,061 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins database.
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