For the fourth time in days, the United States has set a record for the number of new COVID-19 infections per day.
According to the Washington Post, there were 134,377 new coronavirus infections reported in the country on Saturday, along with 1,147 deaths.
Saturday’s figure beat Friday’s record of 122,365 new cases reported. That high beat Wednesday’s record 121,289 cases set on Thursday, surpassing Wednesday’s 107,000 cases, which was a record high at the time.
New York’s COVID-19 numbers also continued to increase.
On Friday, the coronavirus positive rate passed 2% in New York, Governor Cuomo announced.
Of the 163,291reported tests, 3,587, or 2.2%, were positive. The positive rate in the state’s microscopic hot regions, which include parts of Brooklyn and Queens, is 4.2%.
The governor said the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 reached 1,381 and 18 died on Friday.
The positive rate in New York City is 1.8 percent, with Staten Island showing the highest positive rate of 3 percent.