U.S. reports over 55,000 new coronavirus cases
The United States reported 55,054 new coronavirus cases on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Why it matters: It was the highest single-day increase since August 14, when the country reported 64,350 new cases over a 24-hour span, and suggests that the U.S. has yet to contain the spread of the virus.
By the numbers: The U.S. experienced 952 deaths from the virus on Friday, up 38 since Thursday.
- The U.S. is now averaging over 43,000 new cases per day, a 16% increase from a week ago.
The big picture: The coronavirus is surging once again across the U.S., with cases rising in 22 states over the past week.
- The biggest increases are largely concentrated in the West and Midwest, though Maine and New Jersey also saw infections tick up over the past week.
- Seven states — Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, Texas, Utah and Wyoming — saw their daily infections rise by at least 60% over the past week.