Single-Day Report Set For New US Coronavirus Instances, Topping 100,000 For The First Time – .
New coronavirus cases set a daily record on Wednesday and exceeded 100,000 for the first time.
NBC News reports that 104,429 new cases were registered on Wednesday, breaking the daily record of 98,583 new cases last week.
The number of hospitalizations is also increasing in the Midwest and Southwest. Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and New Mexico all report record hospital stays. according to The Associated Press.
More than 235,000 people have died in the US during the pandemic. New York, Florida, Kentucky, and Illinois have all reported rising case numbers. South Dakota leads the nation on positivity rates, with 51 percent of those tested being positive.