The United States on Wednesday recorded more than 100,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day for the first time during the pandemic as the outbreak continues to worsen heading into winter.
The country reported a new record of more than 103,000 cases on Wednesday, according to the COVID Tracking Project.
While President Trump has downplayed the rising cases by saying they are simply due to more people being tested, the number of hospitalizations is also rising, a sign that the outbreak is also worsening.
There are about 52,000 people currently in the hospital with coronavirus, according to the COVID Tracking Project. That number continues to rise every day, given that it lags behind cases.
There were also more than 1,100 deaths on Wednesday. Deaths tend to increase behind cases and hospitalizations.
The rising numbers are a sign of how severe the outbreak is in the United States, with no sign of slowing down anytime soon as the weather gets colder and people move indoors, where the virus spreads more easily.