The United States has confirmed more than 9 million COVID-19 cases just two weeks after the total reached 8 million.
More than 88,000 new cases were confirmed on Thursday alone, according to Johns Hopkins University data, a record high single-day case count. States in the Midwest have seen the most drastic case increases in the latest pandemic surge. Minnesota, North Dakota, and Ohio reported their highest daily coronavirus case totals on Thursday, with 2,872, 1,222, and 3,590 new positive tests, respectively.
President Trump said on the campaign trail Friday that the high volume of cases reported each day is due to the number of