US coronavirus cases surpass 11 million as surge continues

IVAN PEREIRA
·2 min read

The United States surpassed 11 million coronavirus cases Sunday, less than a week after it reached 10 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

The U.S. leads the world in both cases and in deaths, with 246,006 fatalities, according to the data.

Saturday marked the eleventh consecutive day with over 100,000 COVID-19 cases recorded, health data showed. In the last week, the U.S. has reported a new weekly record of cases, with 989,825.

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That means approximately one in every 331 Americans tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

The U.S. case number crossed the 10 million mark on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins.

PHOTO: Medical workers provide free Covid-19 tests at a state run drive-thru testing site on the University of Texas El Paso campus in El Paso, Texas, November 14, 2020.  (Justin Hamel/AFP via Getty Images)
PHOTO: Medical workers provide free Covid-19 tests at a state run drive-thru testing site on the University of Texas El Paso campus in El Paso, Texas, November 14, 2020. (Justin Hamel/AFP via Getty Images)

The country is currently averaging over 141,000 new coronavirus cases every day, which was a 38% jump in averages from the last week.

Since Nov. 1, the U.S. has reported over 1.7 million new cases.

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The U.S. is currently averaging over 1,000 reported COVID-19 deaths per day, with 7,708 American deaths recorded this week, and 14,634 deaths in the last two weeks.

States across the nation are seeing a surge in cases, hospitalizations and deaths. In some areas, such as Washington state and New York, leaders are reimplementing restrictions and closings to curb the spread.

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ABC News' Arielle Mitropoulos contributed to this report.

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