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New US daily coronavirus cases top 100,000 for the first time
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The U.S. reported more than 100,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day for the first time, as infections rose in states across the country.
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The nation recorded more than 102,800 new cases for Wednesday, surpassing a record of more than 99,000 set on Oct. 30, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The total number of confirmed cases in the U.S. neared 9.5 million.
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Across the country, several states reported record tallies of daily infections, including Indiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado and Idaho. Pennsylvania reported more than 2,800 new cases for the third day in a row on Wednesday after setting a record on Tuesday.
Epidemiologists and public-health researchers have said a number of factors, including pandemic fatigue and people attending social gatherings, are contributing to the rise in U.S. cases. The recent increases are affecting broader swaths of the U.S. than the spring and summer surges, when outbreaks were heavily concentrated in a handful of states.
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