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Daily Covid-19 cases in the US reached a record high on Thursday, with experts warning that death rates could triple by mid-January.
There were 88,521 new cases of the coronavirus reported in the US on Thursday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University — 9,540 more cases than Wednesday.
In total, there have been more than 8,947,980 cases and at least 228,677 deaths in the US — 971 of them on Thursday, JHU data shows.
“This is the hardest point in this pandemic right now — the next two months,” Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, said during an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” Thursday. “We can’t give up our guard right now.”
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