The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is approaching 45 million globally as the world has recorded 44,945,080 cases as of Friday morning, according to the latest data of John Hopkins University (JHU).
A total of 1,180,317 fatalities have been recorded globally, according to the data while more than 30 million people have recovered from the virus.
US Covid-19 situation
The US has registered over 228,647 deaths and almost nine million infections – by far the highest in the world on both counts.
The country also recorded 78,981 new cases with 994 fatalities as of Friday, according to the JHU data.
The United States hit a record high average daily COVID-19 cases of over 74,000 on Wednesday, setting a new high since the onset of the pandemic in the country, according to the data of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated on Thursday.
The CDC has reported 81,599 new cases on Wednesday, the third time the number hit over 80,000 over the past week, the CDC data showed.
The 7-day average daily cases in the country have been on a rise since early September, surpassing 60,000 since Oct. 22. The country is adding an average of 74,532 new COVID-19 cases to the national total as of Thursday.
Altogether 41 states are reporting at least 10 percent more cases compared to the week before, according to CNN report.
As daily new cases skyrocket, hospitalizations are rising, too, and deaths, which lag furthest behind those other indicators, are ticking up.