Published On: Thu, Oct 22nd, 2020

New COVID-19 cases reported worldwide reach new high


The number of new COVID-19 cases in the United States rose Wednesday for a third straight day, with more than 62,000 new cases reported, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. 

Worldwide, more new cases were reported than ever before: over 443,000. That marks the fifth time in just over a week the global record for new cases was broken.

Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and the United Arab Emirates are among the nations recording record-breaking numbers of new infections. This week, Spain became western Europe’s first country to record over 1 million confirmed cases.

In the U.S., rural hospitals are feeling the brunt of the fall surge. Wisconsin’s governor announced the state has reported its highest single-day COVID-19 death toll, with 48 lives lost to the virus. A hospital overflow facility at Wisconsin State Fair Park has also accepted its first patient.

“We are thankful to have this facility available to Wisconsinites and our hospitals, but also saddened that this is where Wisconsin is at today,” Governor Tony Evers said in a news release.

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A member of the Czech Army helps set up equipment and beds inside of field hospital built in an exhibition center for patients who suffer from COVID-19 on October 22, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Contributing: The Associated Press 



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