The United States on Friday once again saw a record number of Covid-19 cases, when more than 97,000 infections were reported, according to latest press reports.
It’s the fifth time since Oct. 22 that a new daily case record was set.
The country has averaged just over 800 deaths a day over the last week.
On Thursday, more than 1,000 Americans died from Covid-19, an increase of 16 percent from two weeks ago.
According to a Johns Hopkins University tally, the U.S. is just shy of nine million total cases.
The contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden comes to a head on Tuesday.
This is the third time this month that the U.S. daily death toll has surpassed 1,000.
Twenty-one states are experiencing outbreaks, with some of the most severe in the states that will be key in deciding the 2020 election.
COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
Nigel Bell Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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