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Day by day U.S. coronavirus instances high 100,000 for the primary time


Medical workers treat a patient suffering from coronavirus disease in the Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on October 31, 2020.

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The number of new daily coronavirus cases reported in the U.S. was over 100,000, according to a record by Johns Hopkins University.

The data showed that 102,831 new Covid-19 infections were registered on Wednesday, up from 91,530 cases on election day.

The data also showed 1,097 deaths were recorded on Wednesday, fewer than 1,134 deaths the previous day. In total, the coronavirus has killed 233,734 people in the United States.

The dismal daily record comes after data showed an increase in hospital admissions for the virus in many states, with the increases being strongest in the Midwest and Southwest.

Missouri, Alaska, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and New Mexico were among the states that hit record highs for an average of seven hospital stays in seven days, according to the Covid Tracking Project.

Officials in Iowa and Missouri have warned the hospital bed could soon be overwhelmed.

The hospitals crisis stems from the US focusing on political uncertainty after Tuesday's presidential election. The record of more than 100,000 daily cases on Wednesday exceeded the previous record of 99,321 cases on Friday.

– CNBC's Noah Higgins-Dunn and Terri Cullen contributed to this story.


Katherine Clark