For a second straight day, the U.S. set a grim record by notching more than 100,000 new coronavirus cases.
Until Wednesday, no country had ever surpassed 100,000 new COVID-10 cases in a single day.
According to Johns Hopkins data, the U.S. also recorded 1,187 deaths Thursday, a nearly 20% jump from the previous week.
New coronavirus cases have spiked in much of the U.S. in recent weeks, raising fears that the long-expected fall/winter surge has begun. Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Wisconsin all reported daily records in new cases Thursday.