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US coronavirus cases surge past 8 million

Oct 16, 2020 09:10 IST

Coronavirus cases in the US crossed 8 million on Thursday, rising by 1 million in less than a month. The country that is worst hit by the virus, has seen another surge in cases at the onset of cooler weather. Since the pandemic started, over 2,17,000 people have died in the United States. The United States reported 60,000 new infections on Wednesday, the highest since August 14, with rising cases in every region, especially the Midwest. Health experts have long warned that colder temperatures driving people inside could promote the spread of the virus.