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NEWLY REPORTED COVID-19 CASES IN LAST 24 HOURS (5.13.2021, 12:396pm CEST, WHO):   U.S. 36,412    India 362,727    Brazil 72,715    France 18,323    Turkey 14,497    Russia 8,115    The United Kingdom 2,474    Italy 6,943    Spain 2,768    Germany 14,909    Argentina 25,976    Columbia 16,425    Poland 4,159    Iran 16,409    Mexico 1,897    Ukraine 4,538    Peru 4,869    Indonesia 4,608    Czechia 1,686    South Africa 2,759    The Netherlands 5,586    Canada 5,386    Chile 3,902    Iraq 4,666    Philippines 4,812    Romania 1,156    Sweden 2,463    Pakistan 2,881    Bangladesh 1,140    Serbia 1,125    Japan 6,927    United Arab Emirates 1,508    Malaysia 4,765    Saudi Arabia 1,020    Nepal 9,238    Greece 3,172    Croatia 1,471    Georgia 1,409    Tunisia 1,105    Bolivia 2,369    Paraguay 2,377    Costa Rica 2,236    Lithuania 1,266    Egypt 1,187    Guatemala 1,416    Uruguay 2,977    Honduras 1,130    Bahrain 1,539    Sri Lanka 1,429    Cuba 1,207    Thailand 14,887    Maldives 1,572    China 32    Singapore 16    New Zealand 1    Australia 8    South Korea 715   

U.S. adds 1 mln coronavirus cases in 7 days

Christian Fernsby |
The United States reported more than one million new coronavirus cases over the past week.

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This wave of cases came in a time when hospital systems across the country are already inundated with coronavirus patients and are warning of staff shortages.

Currently nearly 80,000 people in the United States are hospitalized with coronavirus, an all-time high since the pandemic began, according to the tracking project.

This week, states across the country reported 8,461 deaths, the highest weekly death count since May, data showed.

Fifteen states hit all-time records for new cases this week, five are in the Northeast. Nationally, the 7-day average for daily reported cases has almost doubled since Nov. 1.

"At the moment, we don't see any indications that we've reached a peak," said the project.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday that 185,095 new coronavirus cases and 2,045 new deaths were recorded in the country on Thursday.

The new daily case count marked the 12th consecutive day that daily case increase in the United States surpassed 100,000, and also pushed the 7-day average daily increase to over 160,000 cases.

With coronavirus cases surging across the United States, long-term care facilities experienced their highest weekly increase in six months, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

Record numbers of cases and hospitalizations brought unprecedented pressure to healthcare systems around the country. Health experts are concerned hospitals in most U.S. states may reach capacity this month.

The United States has recorded more than 11,859,000 cases with more than 253,900 related deaths as of Friday evening, according to the real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.


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