More than 2,000 new coronavirus cases in Colorado. More than 6,400 new cases in Illinois. And more than 1,000 new cases in New Mexico.
All record-breaking numbers for those states — and all on a day when the United States as a nation reached two grim new highs. On Thursday, the country recorded at least 90,000 new cases (that’s the equivalent of more than one per second) and crossed the threshold of nine million cases since the start of the pandemic.
Over the past week, the United States has recorded more than 500,000 new cases, averaging more than 77,000 a day, and nine states reported daily records on Thursday. More total cases have been identified in the United States than in any other country, although some nations have had more cases in proportion to their populations.
Ninety thousand (90,000!) new cases yesterday; a 42 percent increase in cases over the last two weeks; the death rate up 16 percent in the same time period. Eleven out of the 12 states with the highest number of cases per capita are states won by COVID Donnie in 2016, but you MAGA cultists keep telling yourselves we're "turning a corner."