Record of COVID-19 newly infected cases people have been identified in the United States (US) the day after the presidential election.
A total of 102,519 people were infected with the new COVID-19 cases at election day on Wednesday, the highest one-day infection in the US since the outbreak began, Reuters’ Tally said.
Hospitals in several states have seen an influx of Covid-19 patients, according to a Reuters report.
The number of patients identified in the United States has exceeded 9.48 million, according to updated data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 233,000 people have died.
The United States is far ahead of all other countries in the world in terms of the number and death of patients infected with the coronavirus.
The coronavirus crisis has been shrouded in controversy for the past few days in the wake of Tuesday’s presidential election. However, there were already fears that the turnout could exacerbate the disease.
The BBC reports that more than 50,000 people across the United States are now hospitalized with coronavirus infections. This number is 64 percent higher than last October.
The daily average death toll has also risen again; However, it is still less than the early days of the epidemic.
The United States is the first country in the world to have more than a million infected people, according to Anthony Fawcett, the country’s top infectious disease specialist.
In response, he said the situation in the United States “could not have been worse.”