Medical staff treat a patient with coronavirus at Covid-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on October 31, 2020.
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According to an inventory by Johns Hopkins University, the number of new daily coronavirus infections recorded in the United States has surpassed 100,000.
Data show that 102,831 new Covid-19 infections were recorded on Wednesday, up from 91,530 on Election Day.
The data also showed that 1,097 deaths were recorded on Wednesday, compared with 1,134 deaths reported the day before. In total, the coronavirus killed 233,734 people in the US
The worst daily record comes after data showed viral hospital admissions in many states skyrocketed, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday, with the most marked increases in the Midwest and Southwest.
Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota and New Mexico reported record high hospital admissions this week, according to the AP. Officials in Iowa and Missouri also warned that hospital bed capacity could soon be overwhelmed.
The crisis facing hospitals comes as the United States focuses on political instability following Tuesday’s presidential election. Wednesday’s number of more than 100,000 cases beat the previous record of 99,321 cases recorded on Friday.
CNBC’s Noah Higgins-Dunn and Terri Cullen contributed to this story.