Oct. 5, 2020 — The highest daily rate of new COVID-19 cases in the United States in nearly two months was reported late last week.
There were 54,506 new reported cases on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University, the highest single-day number since 64,601 cases were reported on Aug. 14, according to CNN.
From Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, the United States had an average of 46,500 cases per day — the most cases over five days since Aug. 14-18, the data show.
As of Saturday night, 21 states had more cases than in the previous week, just over half held steady, and there was a decline in just three states — Texas, Missouri and South Carolina, CNN reported.
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