According to a count maintained by NBC News, the United States registered over 77,000 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, a record high. The growing numbers of new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, both in the United States and around the world, signify the return of an infectious pandemic that has already claimed more than 220,000 lives in the United States and 1.1 million lives worldwide.
The U.S. saw a record 77,640 new cases on Thursday, eclipsing the previous high point of 75,723 in late July, as well as 921 associated fatalities, according to NBC News.
As their cutoff for the day, various trackers use slightly different amounts of time and do not rely on the same data sources, so these figures are not inherently conclusive. But all the monitoring shows a strong upturn in the pandemic ‘s form.