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World Coronavirus Dispatch: 85,000 cases on Friday mark third surge in US

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Third surge in the US: This harrowing third surge, which led to a US single-day record of more than 85,000 new cases on Friday, is happening less than two weeks from Election Day, which will mark the end of a campaign dominated by the pandemic and President Trump’s much-criticized response to it.

As of Friday evening, 15 states had added more cases in the past week than in any other seven-day stretch of the pandemic. Read more here 

Let’s look at the global statistics:

Total Confirmed Cases: 43,009,311

Change Over Yesterday: 384,401

Total Deaths: 1,153,857

Total Recovered: 28,959,776

Nations hit with most cases: US (8,636,165), India

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First Published: Oct 26 2020 | 2:13 PM IST

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