More than 200,000 COVID-19 cases were reported in the United States on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University. That’s a record that doubles the 100,000 cases that were first reported on November 4th.
The exponential increase in certain cases results in new restrictions across the country to stop the spread. But there’s a catch: Fewer people are tested on Thanksgiving weekend because the testing times are shorter and people are otherwise involved. That means the numbers could keep rising once things get back to normal.
According to Johns Hopkins, the US now has 13.1 million people infected with Covid-19. The total number includes more than 265,000 deaths in the United States.
Globally, there are 61.9 million cases and 1.4 million deaths, JHU said.