COVID-19 cases in the US cross 10 million as daily infections hit a record high
- 131,420 cases of coronavirus were recorded on Saturday in the US
- More than 237,000 people have died in the US from COVID-19
- 1,251,980 deaths from COVID-19 have been registered worldwide
After recording 131,420 cases of coronavirus on Saturday, a record high, the COVID-19 tally of the United States has crossed the 10-million-mark, according to a tally by Reuters.
The US has reported over 100,000 cases in a single day, four times in the past seven days. As the third wave of coronavirus is surging across America, according to Reuters, the COVID-19 cases in the US now stand at 10,092,744.
More than 237,000 people have died in the US due to COVID-19 related complications since the outbreak of coronavirus.
Worldwide, the cases of coronavirus have topped 50 million, with the biggest surges witnessed in Europe and the US.
According to AFP, more than 50,014,400 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded globally, and 1,251,980 deaths have been registered worldwide since the pandemic erupted in China in December last year.
According to Reuters, the US reported a seven-day average of 105,600 cases of coronavirus cases daily, which increased by 29% The average is more than than the combined average for India and France, which are the two worst-hit countries in Asia and Europe respectively.