U.S. records 12 millionth case as virus surge gathers speed.

The United States passed 11 million total coronavirus cases on Sunday, and its caseload has now soared past 12 million. New daily cases are approaching 200,000: on Friday, the country recorded more than 198,500, a record.

U S  12 millionth case
...

80283023_76c879be-7dc4-459f-b93d-ef86e94f76b3-articleLarge.jpg?quality=90 auto=webp 600w, https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/11/21/us/politics/21VIRUS-BRIEFING-RECORD1/merlin_180283023_76c879be-7dc4-459f-b93d-ef86e94f76b3-jumbo.jpg?quality=90 auto=webp 1024w, https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/11/21/us/politics/21VIRUS-BRIEFING-RECORD1/merlin_180283023_76c879be-7dc4-459f-b93d-ef86e94f76b3-superJumbo.jpg?quality=90 auto=webp 2048w" sizes="((min-width: 600px) and (max-width: 1004px)) 84vw, (min-width: 1005px) 80vw, 100vw" decoding="async" itemprop="url" itemid="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/11/21/us/politics/21VIRUS-BRIEFING-RECORD1/merlin_180283023_76c879be-7dc4-459f-b93d-ef86e94f76b3-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75 auto=webp disable=upscale" A man trimming the grass at a memorial for those who have died from Covid-19 in Miami on Saturday.Credit...Scott McIntyre for The New York Times

The United States passed 11 million total coronavirus cases on Sunday, and its caseload has now soared past 12 million. New daily cases are approaching 200,000: on Friday, the country recorded more than 198,500, a record.

As the nation reconsiders the usual winter holiday travel and cozy indoor gatherings, new cases are being reported at an unrelenting clip. The seven-day average has exceeded 100,000 cases a day every day for the last two weeks, according to a New York Times database.

The country's death toll from the virus stood at 254,320 as of midday Saturday. And a Times analysis shows that the United States has death rates that are higher than normal in all 50 states, as the pandemic brings unusual patterns of death.

The latest virus surge began accelerating across much of the country in mid-October. It took just over two weeks for the nation to go from eight million cases to nine million on Oct. 30; go

...

Read original at The New York Times | World

"Related" to cases millionth thanksgiving averagedmore:

Snippets from related news

U.S. records 12 millionth case as virus surge gathers ... family. The state has averagedmore than 12,000 cases per day for ... weigh whether to gather for Thanksgiving, creeping back into headlines ... Americans to avoid travel for Thanksgiving and to celebrate only ...

 

Same category stories

Get our stories delivered

From us to your inbox weekly.