Written by Adam Martin
The United States has recorded the highest number of corona virus cases in a single day so far, approaching nine million in total, as the epidemic has intensified in almost all states.
More than 88,500 newly registered cases on Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University, totaled 8.95 million in the United States.
According to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Johns Hopkins data, the national seven-day moving average for smoothing data breaches is 74,184 as of Wednesday. The 14-day average was 67,090. When the seven-day average from October 5 is higher than the 14-day average, it indicates that cases are on the rise.
In line with the national trend, all states except Louisiana had a seven-day average, which was higher than the 14-day average as of Wednesday.
Several states, including Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota and Maine, recorded the highest number of new cases Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins data.
The United States recorded 971 deaths on Thursday, down from 996 on Wednesday and 995 on Tuesday. But the seven-day moving average of daily reported deaths is higher than the October 19 to 14-day average. The U.S. death toll is 228,000.
The number of hospital admissions in the United States has risen to 46,095, according to the Govt Tracking Program. This is the highest number since Aug. 13, a 50% increase from Oct. 1.