U.S. sets record for new COVID-19 cases for the fourth day in a row

All Patriot NewsNovember 8, 20202min

For the fourth time in as many days, the U.S. has set a record for the number of new COVID-19 cases in a single day.

There were 134,377 new coronavirus cases reported in the country on Saturday, along with 1,147 deaths, according to the Washington Post.

Saturday’s tally surpasses the record-setting 122,365 new cases reported Friday.  That high surpassed Thursday’s record-setting 121,289 tally which in turn had surpassed Wednesday’s 107,000 cases, itself a record high at the time.

New York’s COVID-19 numbers have also continued to rise.

On Friday, the coronavirus positivity rate has crossed 2 percent in New York, Gov. Cuomo announced.

Of the 163,291 tests reported, 3,587, or 2.2 percent were positive. The positivity rate in the state’s micro-cluster hot zones, which include parts of Brooklyn and Queens, was 4.2 percent.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 hit 1,381, and 18 people died Friday, the governor said.

The positivity rate in New York City was 1.8 percent, with Staten Island showing the highest positivity rate at 3 percent.

Author : Laura Italiano

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