The US reported new Covid-19 cases on Election Day.

The US recorded 91,530 new Covid-19 infections on the day many Americans cast their ballots, adding to a series of staggering case numbers reported within just the past week.
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The US recorded 91,530 new Covid-19 infections on the day many Americans cast their ballots, adding to a series of staggering case numbers reported within just the past week.

The country’s five highest days of coronavirus cases have all been recorded since Oct. 29, affirming experts’ warnings another surge is well on its way and will only get worse.

Now only five states are trending in the right direction: Alabama, Hawaii, Louisiana, Tennessee and Vermont, while at least 36 are reporting more new cases than the previous week, data from Johns Hopkins University shows.

And states including Idaho, Ohio, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin all reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases Tuesday.

Hospitalizations among Americans are also up, and hundreds of people continue to lose their lives from the virus every day. More than 232,000 have died in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins. And about another 100,000 Americans will die in just the next two months, projections from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation show.

Credits: CBS Evening News

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