US reaches highest COVID increase at 197K cases, 2K deaths

The Johns Hopkins COVID Dashboard for Friday, November 20, at 5:25 a.m.:

Worldwide cases: 57,110,286     Worldwide deaths:  1,364,073

U.S. cases: 11,740,229   U.S. deaths:  252,838

According to the Dashboard, the reported worldwide case report increased by 675,042  in the last 24 hours.  Deaths worldwide increased by 11,298.

According to the Johns Hopkins Dashboard, the United States has added 197,668 cases in the last 24 hours.  This is the 15th day in a row the new cases have been greater than 100,000.  The increase in cases is alarming health officials, who are urging people to avoid gatherings–even at Thanksgiving–to avoid further increasing the spread of the virus.  The COVID Tracking Project reports that around 80,000 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.   In the last day,  the number of reported deaths from  COVID-19 increased by 2,106.

The U.S. continues to have the highest number of cases in the world.  And with more than 250,000 people dying from COVID-19 since February, the U.S. also has the highest death toll.  And now, following record increases in daily COVID cases, the number of deaths per day has also reached the highest levels yet.

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