US sets daily record of over 83,000 coronavirus cases


CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — The United States has hit a daily record of coronavirus cases with more than 83,000 reported infections, thousands more than the previous U.S. record in July.

The U.S. death toll, meanwhile, has grown to nearly 224,00, according to the tally published by Johns Hopkins University. The total U.S. caseload reported Friday was 83,757, topping the 77,362 cases reported on July 16. The total U.S. caseload on Thursday was over 71,000.

John Hopkins University

The numbers are a sign that the disease still has a firm grip on the nation that has more confirmed virus-related deaths and infections than any other in the world. Many states are reporting a rise of cases and say hospitals are running out of space.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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