• By The Financial District


The United States on November 4 recorded over 100,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day for the first time since the pandemic began, bursting past a grim threshold even as the wave of infections engulfing the country shows no sign of receding, the New York Times reported. 

Nineteen states have recorded more cases in the last week than in any other seven-day stretch. The total number of cases is expected to continue growing into the night as more states and counties report data. 

Case reports continued to climb sharply across the Midwest and the Great Plains. Minnesota, Indiana, and Maine all reported single-day case records. Cases were also mounting in the Mountain West and even in the Northeast, which over the summer seemed to be getting the virus under control.

North and South Dakota and Wisconsin have led the country for weeks in the number of new cases relative to their population. But other states have seen steep recent increases in the last 14 days. Daily case reports in Minnesota, on average, have increased 79 percent over that time, while those in Indiana have risen 71 percent. For months, Maine had among the lowest levels of transmission anywhere in the country, but new cases there have nearly tripled. In Wyoming, new cases are up 80 percent, while in Iowa they have more than doubled. Deaths related to the coronavirus, which lag behind case reports, have increased 14 percent across the country in the last two weeks.