Latest coronavirus: US reports 83,000 new infections, hospitalizations rise


Peter Wells à New York
The United States reported one of its biggest one-day jumps in coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic, adding nearly 83,000 new cases on Monday and another increase in hospitalizations.
States reported 82,895 collective cases on Monday, according to data from the Covid Tracking Project, up from 74,181 on Sunday and 62,267 on Monday last week.
This is the sixth time in 11 days that the United States has reported a daily increase of more than 80,000 infections. The country set a single-day record of around 97,000 cases on Friday and has now averaged 83,565 cases per day over the past week, according to the Financial Times analysis of data from the Covid Tracking Project.
The states with the largest one-day jumps were Michigan (6,920, a record, but offsetting two days of data), Illinois (6,222) and Florida (4,569), according to data from Covid Tracking Project.
Testing volumes, nationwide, remain at high levels after increasing over the summer, meaning rates of recent cases may not be directly comparable to the early stages of the pandemic. But upward trends in other indicators continue to reveal the growing impact of the latest outbreak of infections.
The number of people currently in US hospitals with coronavirus rose to 48,470, the highest since August 11, from 47,520 on Sunday. Hospitalizations rose about 54% last month, up from 30,800 at the end of September.
Authorities have attributed 476 additional deaths to the coronavirus, up from 391 on Sunday and 389 on Monday last week.
Arkansas (60, but offsetting two days of data), Florida (46) and Ohio (37) had the largest single-day increases in the number of deaths.


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