U.S. reports nearly 100,000 new COVID-19 cases, an all-time high

Posted at 10:04 AM, Oct 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-31 12:04:30-04

The United States has set a new record for COVID-19 cases – for a second consecutive day. Nearly 100,000 new cases were reported on Friday, an all-time, single day high since the start of the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University.

More than 88,000 new cases were reported the day before. The country's total case count now tops 9 million.

Infections are rising in 47 states. In 16 states, the number of cases is at an all-time high. The death toll nationwide is approaching 230,000.

With cold weather moving in and more events shifting inside, health experts fear the worst of the pandemic is yet to come.