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Voters waiting in line at the Oakmont United Methodist Church in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, on Tueday. Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Minnesota, along with the swing states of Pennsylvania and Ohio set new single-day coronavirus case records on Election Day, per the COVID Tracking Project and state data.

The big picture: Polling booths put coronavirus protocols in place, as cases soar across the U.S. Pennsylvania health officials urged voters Tuesday to take precautions including mask-wearing as the state reported a new high of 2,875 infections in one day, PennLive notes.

  • The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 32 additional deaths from COVID-19, taking the total to 8,855 since the pandemic began. The state's total number of cases stands at 214,871.

Ohio Department of Health reported 4,229 new positive test results and 33 more deaths from COVID-19, taking the case tally to 226,138 and the death toll to 5,373.

Minnesota Health Department confirmed 3,483 additional cases, taking the total to 157,096. The department also reported another 15 deaths related to the virus, taking the total to 2,499.

Where it stands: More than 232,500 people have died from the coronavirus and nearly 9.4 million people have tested positive in the U.S., per Johns Hopkins.

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California governor and family in quarantine after coronavirus exposure

California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) tweeted late Sunday that he and his family are quarantining after being exposed to COVID-19.

Details: Newsom said they learned Friday that three of his children had come into contact with a California Highway Patrol officer who tested positive for the coronavirus. "Thankfully, the entire family tested negative today," Newsom said.

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U.S. coronavirus hospitalizations keep breaking records

Data: The COVID Tracking Project; Chart: Axios Visuals

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. has reached new record highs every day since Nov. 10.

Why it matters: Governors in states like North Dakota and Illinois have been warning about overburdened hospitals and limited beds for weeks.

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U.S. coronavirus hotspots far outpacing Europe's

Data: CSSE Johns Hopkins University, Census Bureau, United Nations; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

America's coronavirus outbreak has surpassed Europe's.

Why it matters: It wasn't long ago that public health experts were pointing to Europe as a warning sign for the U.S. But the U.S. now has a higher per capita caseload than the EU ever has during its recent surge.

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